The Thomas Penfield Jackson Award for Civic Responsibility and Democratic Citizenship
This Award, in honor of Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson and his lifetime service to our country and commitment to the Center, recognizes and supports students who intend to pursue careers in public service, law, international relations, or other activities that promote civil society in the country.
The recipient will receive a $1000 stipend to enable them to take internships or to support early career options that strengthen our democracy or help build civil society.
Pursuits could include:
- Participation in national or international service organizations
- Peace Corps
- Teach for America
- Academic programs that help build civil liberty
- Academic programs the advance public policy
- The study of law
- Must be a current St. Mary’s student
- Must be a St. Mary’s junior of senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Must have applied to career programs or internships prior to applying
A completed written application is due by Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Submissions should be emailed to Adrienne Dozier at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at Anne Arundel Hall North, Suitet N104. Oral interviews will follow as appropriate.
The announcement of the final award will be made in April.
The Center provides support to student organizations interested in the many languages of democracy by funding activities of interest to them-whether they are speakers, exhibits, literary or artistic performances. Students are invited to join the discussions we host on campus and to recommend new speakers and dialogues on contemporary problems we face.
How to Apply for Funding
Proposals for student organizational funding must be delivered to the Center’s director. Funding will be considered and providing on a case by case basis.