Morris Judd Scholarship in Philosophy

The Morris Judd Scholarship in Philosophy provides support to students who meet the following criteria:

Applicants for the Morris Judd Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Paduano Family Scholarship, as well.

In selecting recipients, the department will take into account academic excellence, contributions to the University’s philosophical community, and financial need. Applications from women and underrepresented students are particularly encouraged; however, an applicant’s gender identity will not be considered a factor in the selection process. Underrepresented students include those students from geographic areas and socioeconomic backgrounds who are historically underrepresented in the field of Philosophy, and/or students who have faced unusual adversity. The award amount is $2,000 for one academic year. A completed application for the Morris Judd Scholarship will include: (1) one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, and (2) a 500-word maximum personal statement.

In composing the personal statement, applicants should comment on their particular interests and projects in philosophy, as well as their post-college plans. In addition, they may elaborate on any special circumstances they would like the selection committee to consider, such as academic awards or honors, involvement in community outreach, bringing a unique or diverse perspective to the department or the CU Boulder campus, and personal hardship or disadvantage (financial or otherwise).

The Morris Judd Scholarship is named after Morris Judd, who in the early 1950s was a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at CU Boulder. Although he was an outstanding teacher, his appointment was terminated when he and 50 other faculty, staff, and students were investigated for alleged ties to the Communist Party.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a personal statement as outlined in the description. (500-word limit)
  2. Please provide the name and email address of a Philosophy faculty member to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  3. Would you like to be considered for the Paduano Family Scholarship in Philosophy?