Hiram College

Hiram’s Garfield Institute for Public Leadership is currently accepting applications for new Garfield Scholars for Fall 2010.

The mission of the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership is to prepare students to accept the responsibilities of public leadership by developing expertise in matters of public policy, foreign and domestic, grounded in Hiram’s traditional liberal arts education. As one of the seven Centers of Excellence, the Garfield Institute offers an interdisciplinary minor, internships, a scholars program and an academic seminar series.

The Garfield Scholar Program will sharpen the focus and interest of Hiram College students in careers in public leadership and scholarship related to public policy issues and international relations.

The objective of the Scholar Program is to provide students with opportunities to develop their intellectual and social skills for careers in public leadership and scholarship related to public policy and international relations. To this end, students will participate fully in the Garfield seminars, engage public leaders on and off campus, and demonstrate scholarship relevant to individual career goals.

The Scholar Program will consist of:

Participation in the Garfield Seminars:

  • Research and identify appropriate speakers for the Garfield seminar
  • Engage in readings and discussion prior to the seminars
  • Host speakers (arrange schedules, dinner, small group discussions, introductions, etc.)
  • Prepare discussion questions for the post presentation discussions
  • Pose group questions to the speakers
  • Plan and participate in an annual field trip (U.N., Embassies, Congress, etc. This would be fully supported by the Garfield Institute)

Demonstrate scholarship:

  • Essay
  • Public presentation of an essay relevant to role in the seminar
  • Documentation of activities meeting the first two objectives

Once the documentation, the essay and the presentation are successfully completed, the student will receive the Scholar Award and a check for $500.00.

Interested applicants must be of freshman, sophomore or junior class standing, submit a letter of interest that includes their GPA and provide the name of at least one faculty member. The letter of interest may include previous experience such as work and/or volunteer, extra-curricular involvement and future goals. All applications should be sent by Monday, March 29, 2010 to Kathy Luschek, Garfield Institute, Garfield Meeting House or by email to luschekk@hiram.edu.

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