Lyceum Scholars Program Helps Students Interested in the American Founding

Nov 13, 2017 / E-news

The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University in South Carolina
This unique program offers $10,000 scholarships to incoming Clemson University freshmen for Fall 2018.
The Lyceum Scholars Program offers ten $10,000 scholarships to incoming Clemson University freshmen. The program uses a “Great Books” approach to studying the history of liberty, the American Founding, and the idea of moral character.   Scholars take a series of eight hierarchically-structured courses (one per semester) as an intellectual cohort over their four years at Clemson.  Students take classes including ‘Introduction to Political Theory’, ‘Wisdom of the Ancients’ and ‘Political Theory of Capitalism’ and read works such as Plato’s Republic, Cicero’s On Duties, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom.  Open to any major, the Lyceum Scholars Program awards a minor in Political Science and prepares students for careers in law, academia, policy making and business.
Because the program emphasizes moral character, Lyceum Scholars are assigned Socratic Tutors who guide students as they apply classroom theory to their own lives.
The priority application deadline for incoming Fall 2018 freshmen is December 11, 2017.  Students accepted into the Lyceum Scholars Program receive $10,000 scholarships to Clemson University.
Please share this opportunity with your best students.  If you have specific seniors in mind, please recommend them on our website here: www.clemson.edu/capitalism/teachers.html.
More information and an application are on our website, including a digital flyer for distribution that describes the program.  Questions? Contact lyceum@clemson.edu.

The Lyceum Scholars Program offers ten $10,000 scholarships to incoming Clemson University freshmen. The program uses a “Great Books” approach to studying the history of liberty, the American Founding, and the idea of moral character. Scholars take a series of eight hierarchically-structured courses (one per semester) as an intellectual cohort over their four years at Clemson. Students take classes including “Introduction to Political Theory,” “Wisdom of the Ancients,” and “Political Theory of Capitalism” and read works such as Plato’s Republic, Cicero’s On Duties, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom. Open to any major, the Lyceum Scholars Program awards a minor in Political Science and prepares students for careers in law, academia, policy making and business.

Because the program emphasizes moral character, Lyceum Scholars are assigned Socratic Tutors who guide students as they apply classroom theory to their own lives.

The priority application deadline for incoming Fall 2018 freshmen is December 11, 2017.  Students accepted into the Lyceum Scholars Program receive $10,000 scholarships to Clemson University.

Please share this opportunity with your best students.  If you have specific seniors in mind, please recommend them on our website here.

More information and an application are on the website, including a digital flyer for distribution that describes the program. Questions? Contact lyceum@clemson.edu.

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