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Carol Lee Price MA Scholarships in Philosophy

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These Scholarships are named in honour and memory of Carol Lee Price, who was born in Cleveland in 1944, raised in Los Angeles, and moved to UC Berkeley as an undergraduate in 1960. She was active in the early days of the Free Speech Movement and lived most of her adult life in and around Berkeley. Carol was friends with several accomplished novelists, philosophers, and legal scholars. She had a keen interest in mathematics and philosophy, was a dancer, and maintained a life-long interest in performing arts.

The Carol Lee Price Scholarships are specifically intended to attract and support women pursuing graduate studies in philosophy. They are also restricted to students who would otherwise have to pay international fees. (Students who pay tuition at the Quebec rate or Canadian rate, or who have been granted an International Fee Exemption, are not eligible for these scholarships.) Each scholarship is worth $32,450 CAD; up to three may be awarded each year (with a maximum of two in each category).

Requirements

The three scholarships below are restricted to students who would otherwise have to pay international fees. Students who pay tuition at the Quebec rate or Canadian rate, or who have been granted an International Fee Exemption, are not eligible for these scholarships.

1. The Carol Lee Price MA Scholarship in Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics: 
Applicants shall have obtained: (1) a BA in Philosophy with high distinction and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in the country of origin, in Mathematics, OR (2) a BA in Mathematics with high distinction and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in their country of origin, in Philosophy. Acceptable research area topics for the MA are Logic, History and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics.
(Note: applicants satisfy these conditions if their BA is a double Major in both Philosophy and Mathematics, and they have at least 21 credits (7 courses) in each of Philosophy and Classics.) 

2. The Carol Lee Price MA Scholarship in Human Rights and Social Justice: 
Applicants shall have obtained: (1) a BA in Philosophy with high distinction and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in their country of origin, in either law, political science, sociology,  economics or cognate disciplines; OR (2) a university degree (BA or higher) with high distinction in law, political science, sociology, economics or cognate disciplines, and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in their country of origin, in philosophy. Acceptable research areas proposed by the applicant for the MA include human rights, social justice, and related questions concerning legal and other social institutions and practices.
(Note: applicants satisfy these conditions if their BA is a double Major in one of the disciplines in (1) and one of the disciplines in (2), and they have at least 21 credits (7 courses) in each of disciplines (1) and (2).)

3. The Carol Lee Price MA Scholarship in Ancient Philosophy: 
Applicants shall have obtained: (1) a BA in Classics with high distinction and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in the country of origin, in Philosophy; OR (2) a BA in Philosophy with at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in the country of origin in Classics. Since study of texts in the original languages is required, applicants are expected to know ancient Greek or Latin. Preference will be given to those who know both languages.
(Note: applicants satisfy these conditions if their BA is a double Major in both Classics and Philosophy, and they have at least 21 credits (7 courses) in each of Classics and Philosophy.)

 

How to apply

In addition to the regular admissions application, which consists of providing the official transcripts of all post-secondary schools attended, three letters of reference, and a sample of writing in the range of 2,500-3,750 words (see admission requirements), the applicant shall provide a two-page statement of a research project in one of the following areas: Logic, History and Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of Mathematics; Human Rights and Social Justice; Greek or Roman Philosophy.

Deadline for Applications: February 1, together with the regular admissions application.

For additional information, please contact our Graduate Program Director, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal, at philosophy.gpd@concordia.ca.

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