Emphasis on studies of liberal arts and sciences. This would include history, philosophy, art, literature, politics. biology, economics, languages, logic, mathematics, classics etc.. The goal is to expand opportunities for development in areas such as law, public administration, politics, education, military and policing, etc. Hopefully, this would increase opportunities for students interested in related areas and contribute to better social infrastructure and civic life in Ecuador.
More specific and less abstract areas such as engineering and business administration and finance are considered already well served. So they are not included in this program.
Pays the full tuition for 4 years at Hillsdale college.
Requirements for admission and study.
Acceptance into Hillsdale by the same criteria as any other student at Hillsdale. More information can be found here.
Demonstrated sufficient competence in both spoken and written English.
Work at the college for 10hrs/week to contribute to expenses.
Participate in the college's normal service activities.
Work and service activities are not solely to provide income. They also are meant to ensure full participation in life and values promoted at the college and required even for students who have their own additional income.
Return to Ecuador upon graduation ???
Funds for this scholarship would be managed as a donor advised fund with funds provided by myself and managed by trustees at Hillsdale college. It's possible that others might want to contribute to the project, but the plans described here are not contingent on this.
Promotion, recruiting and nominations for scholarship recipients would be in the hands of a small committee of residents of Guayaquil, Ecuador in coordination with the offices of Field Recruitment and Financial Aid of Hillsdale college.