The Caring Friends Inc. Scholarship supports hands on compassionate service from one neighbor to another regardless of race, gender, and religion or humanitarian tradition. A successful applicant will write a two-page essay that explains how his/her philosophical understandings, faith tradition, or spiritual tradition provides the framework for their humanitarian service.
The Center for Civic Leadership will select the strongest applicants and send their essays to the Caring Friends Board for their selection of the winning application. Caring Friends will make the final selection without regard to race, religion, philosophical tradition, or gender.
The objective of the essay is to explain with some specifics how your personal philosophy, religious faith or humanitarian tradition influences and guides your engagement in community service and civic leadership. What values guide you and where do those values come from?
Write an essay of no more than two pages(double spaced) that meets the stated objective of the Caring Friends essay contest.
As a faith based non-profit that derives its ethos from the life and teachings of Christ, the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37, New Testament) is instructive for Caring Friends in sponsoring a competitive essay contest in a pluralistic university context.
Applications are due Monday March 26th at 11:59pm.