Application Deadlines: March 10, 2019

John Carroll Representative: Dr. Philip Metres, Committee Chair (

On-campus Resources: Porter Committee: Dr. Philip Metres (English), Dr. Deniz Durmus (Philosophy), Dr. Marcus Gallo (History), Dr. Angie Jones (Director of the Honors Program), Dr. Patrick J. Mooney (Philosophy), Dr. Paul K. Nietupski (Theology and Religious Studies)

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Porter Scholarship, students must be a current junior student who has attended John Carroll University full-time for at least three consecutive semesters and who expects to graduate in December 2019 or May/August 2020. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or better, a major or strong background in a humanities* field, and exemplary participation in campus and student organizations. A competitive application will demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the Humanities and the candidate’s engagement with the Humanities both inside and outside the classroom.The award amount is $14,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Porter Scholarship Application Form
All completed applications should be submitted by March 10th, 2019. The committee will interview three to five finalists.  The Committee will recommend candidates to the Academic Vice President for approval. Please feel free to contact members of the committee if you have any questions.  
*What are the "Humanities"? Broadly speaking, the humanities are disciplines that study human culture. The primary academic disciplines of the Humanities include (but are not limited to) Arts, Classics, History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. Their approach to knowledge differs from the sciences, social sciences, and professional education.

From the Website: porterRod Porter was a singular individual, well-schooled and well-read, liberally educated in the Jesuit tradition, a student of the Classics and of classical languages, a superior writer, and a talented editor. Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1947, he graduated from John Carroll University in 1969 with a B.A. and honors in classics. He died of cancer in 1993. The Friends of Rod Porter ’69 established this annual scholarship in his honor.