Ethics Scholarships Guidelines

Prindle Institute Ethics Scholarships are renewable each year for four years contingent upon meeting the following criteria:

  1. Maintain a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  2. Meet with the Prindle Institute Director once each semester to discuss your ethics-related activities and to review your progress in meeting the requirements for renewal of your scholarship.
  3. Complete two of the following each academic year:
  • Take an ethics course
    • Take one ethics-related course or two Prindle quarter-credit ethics reading courses. Here is a listing of recent courses at DePauw with significant ethics components. Please consult with the Prindle Institute’s Executive Director Jeffrey Dunn (jeffreydunn@depauw.edu) about which courses in any given semester are suitable options.
  • Work at the Prindle Institute
    • Become a Prindle intern. Please note that receiving the Prindle Ethics Scholarship does not guarantee employment at Prindle; students must go through the ordinary intern application procedures.
  • Participate in Ethics Bowl programming
    • Compete on DePauw’s Ethics Bowl Team or on DePauw’s Bioethics Bowl team. You may also elect to help coach a local high school’s Ethics Bowl team.
  • Conduct ethics-related research
    • Work with a faculty member on a research project with a significant ethics component. Independent studies with ethics components also qualify.
  • Present at an academic conference or publish your work
    • Have an ethics-related paper accepted for presentation at a conference (such as the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics annual conference) or accepted for publication in a journal. The Prindle Institute will cover your travel to the conference if accepted. Here is a list of possible conferences and journals to consider.

Custom Plan

There are a variety of options not listed above that could count towards fulfilling the requirements of the ethics scholarship. Recipients are welcome to email the Prindle Institute’s Executive Director Jeffrey Dunn (jeffreydunn@depauw.edu) to develop a customized plan.

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