Why Become a Jackson Scholar?

The goal of the Jackson Scholars Program is to inspire selected students to make ethical and value-based decisions in their personal and professional lives.
  • Students selected to join the two-year program are enrolled in philosophy and leadership courses designed to support and educate them in this endeavor.
  • Jackson Scholars are awarded a scholarship of $750 to $800 per semester during their time in the program, in addition they are eligible to receive the J.K. East Scholarship.
  • Jackson Scholars participate in a number of events sponsored by the Jackson Center, in addition to conferences such as: South Carolina Philosophy Conference; Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl, and the After-School Ethics Academy. 
  • Students are afforded numerous opportunities for networking and resume building, especially through their final semester leadership project.
The Jackson Scholars receive:
  • a total of ~$3000 tuition remission

  • a small, but tight-knit community of aspirational leaders and ethically-minded peers

  • an experience that sets them above most of their competitors after graduation

  • the opportunity to add a Philosophy minor or Ethics minor to their degree funded travel opportunities

  • a variety of other opportunities to participate professionalization programs, and take on leadership roles (SGA, academic integrity boards, Dean’s advisory council etc.)