One of the four cornerstones of The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values is the Jackson Scholar program, a unique opportunity for students at Coastal Carolina University The program seeks students who display leadership potential and prepares them to be moral exemplars of their community through an intensive and varied two-year curriculum of instruction, reading and discussion, problem solving and mentoring. While open to students from all backgrounds and fields of study, the program does focus heavily on the humanities, specifically philosophy.
The purpose of the Jackson Scholar Program is to assist students who display leadership potential in receiving a sound background in ethics, so that they may serve as outstanding representatives of The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values and Coastal Carolina University. The Jackson Scholars are accepted into the program through a process, outlined here, and personal interviews with the program staff and the Jackson Center Board of Directors. The Jackson Scholar Program is open to students from all backgrounds and fields of study.