William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

For: Seniors
Field: Open
National Deadline: Early February
Web site: http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.html

The William E. Simon Fellowship is designed to encourage students as they complete their undergraduate education to pursue lives that will benefit themselves and their fellow men and women—that is, lives of "noble purpose."

The Fellowship is an unrestricted cash grant that will be awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. Examples of how recipients may use their award include: engaging directly in the civic life of their community, helping to create opportunity for others, including job creation, advancing their expertise or funding the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.

In addition to their mature conception of and passion for what they hope to accomplish, nominees for the prize will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record and extracurricular activities.

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