At a time when Americans are increasingly concerned with questions of religious liberty, the dignity of the person, and the recovery of a truly humane, liberal education, the Saint Thomas More Scholarship program offers students a bridge between their academic studies and an enriching civic and social life. Thomas More was a man of faith, politics, and the liberal arts, and, through the legacy of his life and death, he calls us to develop a Renaissance spirit with which to renew and invigorate the space where we reside.
Taking distinctive and direct inspiration from that legacy, the Saint Thomas More Scholarship provides an excellent resource for young men and women who are themselves seeking a Renaissance education that integrates faith, moral courage, and liberal learning in the pursuit of wisdom. To that end, our program involves active participation in its own yearly 3-credit seminar courses, in its annual Fall seminar, together with the opportunity to attend any of a diverse schedule of cultural and social events organized by the program itself and through related college societies. Before graduation, scholars are also required to complete either a semester in one of the college’s Debate Society programs, or an internship and subsequent, student-led post-internship workshop.