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K-State Today Student Edition

February 24, 2020

Apply for $1,000 Swogger Scholarship, summer/fall 2020

Submitted by Whitney Croll

Apply for a Swogger Scholarship for summer or fall 2020. These scholarships support primary texts research and primary texts related travel, such as study abroad.

This $1,000 scholarship has been established in honor of Glenn and Claire Swogger, whose Redbud Foundation is a major supporter of K-State's primary texts certificate. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote undergraduate research using primary texts and to facilitate travel to take courses or do primary texts-related research. In either case, the program will help students with the goal of presenting and potentially publishing related work as appropriate.

To apply for this scholarship a student must be enrolled in the primary texts certificate program. Students who obtain the scholarship will either:

1. Develop a written work they have already undertaken for potential presentation or publication under the supervision of Professor Laurie Johnson. The revision should entail a significant use of primary texts — students who do not have a paper already composed can still apply by submitting a proposal for a paper they would like to write.

2. Apply for and receive acceptance for an educational experience at home or abroad — we have sent several students to Oxford Study Abroad, for instance — in which they will be studying primary texts.

As part of the application:

  • Option 1: Submit the paper you wish to develop, a cover letter discussing your project, a proposed deadline for completing the paper, and any ideas they have for publication/presentation.
  • Option 2: Submit a cover letter discussing your travel plans, show that you have been accepted for a suitable study abroad opportunity, or that you have arranged travel to do research for a paper.

All applicants should submit an academic transcript and a resume.

Subsequent development of a paper will take place under the guidance of the program director within the confines of one semester. Receiving academic credit for the development of the paper is an option. Scholarship papers can be subsequently used to fulfill the capstone requirement for the program. Students seeking a scholarship specifically for academic travel either to develop or present research should contact Johnson before applying to discuss specifics and make sure the travel matches the scholarship intent: lauriej@k-state.edu.

Application deadline: Submit all materials by April 24 either in person or by emailing Johnson at lauriej@k-state.edu