Morris Judd Scholarship in Philosophy
The Morris Judd Scholarship in Philosophy provides support to undergraduate Philosophy majors. In selecting recipients, the department will take into account academic excellence, contributions to the University’s philosophical community, and need. Applications from women and other protected groups are particularly encouraged. 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.