The William E. Simon Fellowship is an unrestricted cash grant designed to encourage students as they complete their undergraduate education to pursue lives that will benefit themselves and their fellow men and women - that is, lives of "noble purpose."
The top award will be for $40,000. Two additional fellows will be chosen each year to receive grants of $5,000 each.
- Demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.
- Examples of how recipients may use their award include
- Engage directly in the civic life of their community.
- Help to create opportunity for others, including job creation.
- Advance their expertise.
- Fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.
- Excellent academic record.
- Extensive extracurricular activities.
- Complete Simon Fellowship Application Form found [here].
- Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate course work.
- Include a letter of recommendation relevant to the applicant's noble purpose.
- Write a 1,000 - 1,500 word narrative of past efforts, future plans, and individual philosophy for living a life characterized by noble purpose.
- Deadline for submission is January 16, 2011.
It is very important to refer to the web site listed below for specific and complete information regarding this fellowship.