Apply to the Program

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Applications to the Sorin Fellows Program are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, or Holy Cross College are eligible to apply to the Sorin Fellows Program.

Competitive applicants will have a record of participation in the life of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture and/or a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the defense and promotion of human dignity, authentic human freedom, and the common good especially as articulated through the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition.

As an alternative to issuing an acceptance, the Sorin Fellows Program reserves the right to recommend initial or further participation in the life of the dCEC and/or further curricular and extra-curricular activities that demonstrate the applicant’s interest in and commitment to the defense and promotion of human dignity, authentic human freedom, and the common good especially as articulated through the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition. Applicants who receive this recommendation are eligible to re-apply to the Sorin Fellows Program the following semester.

Undergraduate Application Process

To complete the undergraduate application, in addition to answering the short questions on the form, you will be asked to attach three files: a curriculum vitae or résumé (PDF or MS Word file), a current digital photo of yourself, and a 500-to-1000 word essay answering the following questions: What do the concepts "human dignity", "authentic human freedom", and the "common good" mean to you? How do you understand the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition to contribute to these ideas? (PDF or MS Word file)

Undergraduate student application tap here.

Graduate Application Process

To complete the graduate application, in addition to answering the short questions on the form, you will be asked to attach three files: a curriculum vitae or résumé (PDF or MS Word file), a current digital photo of yourself, and a 500-to-1000 word essay answering the following questions: How do you understand the relevance of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition to your current course of study, specialization, and future professional goals? How does your discipline and/or specialization stand to be enriched by approaching today’s modern ethical conflicts as a broader argument between complex traditions of moral thought, practice, and intellectual inquiry? (PDF or MS Word file)

Graduate student application tap here.

 

Questions? Email sorinfellows@nd.edu