Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Montaigne Scholarship competition info: first deadline January 15

It's that time of the year again.  Make sure any potential Shimerians know. From shimer.edu:




7th Annual
Michel de Montaigne
Scholars Competition

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Michel de Montaigne Scholarship will be awarded to first-time applicants to Shimer on the basis of merit in writing and discussion—the activities that Shimer students undertake in the classroom (and beyond!) every day.

The scholarship honors Michel de Montaigne, the French Renaissance author and essayist. Participants read an essay by Montaigne, discuss it in a classroom setting, and write an essay. A committee of faculty members evaluates each participant's performance and selects the scholarship winners. Results will be announced in March.

Participants will be sent a copy of the selected Montaigne text for the competition once they submit the scholarship registration (see below).

Full and partial tuition scholarships for four academic years

Saturday, February 16
9:30am - 4:00pm

Shimer College
3424 S. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616


1.  Submit a complete Application for Admission by January 15, 2013. You can apply online or download an application and return it my mail.

If you are applying online, please email pdf copies of your writing samples and letter(s) of recommendation to admission@shimer.edu. Please mail the application fee to the street address above.

If you are mailing your application, please send all material to the street address above. Please leave ample time for your application to arrive by mail by the January 15, 2013 deadline.

A complete Application for Admission comprises:
  • Completed and signed application form. Please note: you may apply as a Weekday/Weekend or Early Entrant student. Special Status students are not eligible for the Montaigne Scholarship. Please select appropriate application form.
  • Writing samples as requested
  • Letter(s) of recommendation as requested
  • High school transcripts
  • $25 application fee payable to Shimer College
2.  Register for the Montaigne Scholarship by February 1, 2012.

3.  To be eligible for a Montaigne Scholarship, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The form can be completed anytime after January 1 and must be completed before a scholarship can be awarded.  Note: Students who are awarded federal or state grants may have their scholarship adjusted if the combined amount of all aid exceeds the cost of tuition.

Apply and reserve your space! Space is limited.

Important Montaigne Scholarship Dates:

After January 1 Submit completed FAFSA form online

January 15 Deadline to submit completed Application for Admission online or as a hardcopy
February 1
Deadline to register online for Montaigne Scholarship competition
February 16 Competition takes place at Shimer College

Contact us with any questions at 312.235.3543 or admission@shimer.edu.

The scholarship competition is of course open to all prospective Shimer students, including those applying to the weekend college or early entrance programs.

For more information on the Montaigne experience, see this post by Alex Rosenberg, or of course this video by Michael Doherty:

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