The David B. Kinney Scholarship Program 2011
Supported by a generous gift from the family of attorney and social activist David B. Kinney, class of 1943, Alma College is pleased to offer a grant of up to $2,500 to support student research related to, in Mr. Kinney’s words, “independent and original study of any items, persons or societal trends relating to the birth or endurance of our precious Bill of Rights.”
Preference will be given to projects that include primary, especially archival, research into an appropriate civil liberties related issue or topic. However, this may be interpreted broadly to include historical, philosophical, communication, legislative, legal, literary, creative, artistic, economic, political, and cultural issues and aspects. Proposals which clearly cross-disciplinary boundaries and/or require travel to research sites are encouraged.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at Alma College and have earned a grade point average of 3.30 or better at the time of the application.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Provost’s Office by March 9, and should include:
- A letter detailing the purpose and potential value of the project,
- A brief review of the current state of research/policy/knowledge on the proposed topic,
- A copy of a completed research paper or other appropriate artifact of the student’s academic work that clearly demonstrates the student’s academic preparation to complete the study successfully,
- A current transcript or co-audit of all coursework
- A proposed timeline and budget for the study,
- A proposed plan for public dissemination of the study’s results, and
- The names/phones of three references (at least one faculty and one off-campus person) for the Committee to contact.
Awards will be announced by March 18.
Inquiries and completed applications may be directed to the Provost’s Office or either of the Kinney Scholarship Committee co-chairs:
Dr. Sandy Hulme, SAC 348 (x7387)
Dr. Micheal Vickery, SAC 350 (x7238)