The trustees of The Phillips Foundation voted to establish this program to recognize outstanding young Americans who are making a difference at their college or university and in their community as leaders of their peers and, ultimately, in the nation as leaders in activities promoting the cause of freedom, American values, and constitutional principles. It seeks especially campus activists who are in the forefront of the battle against "political correctness" and ideological conformity on campus. It is intended to help alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education so that awardees will have more time and be better able to successfully pursue both their extracurricular leadership activities on behalf of these ideals and their academic goals.
U.S citizens enrolled and in good standing as full-time students in accredited 4-year degree-granting institutions in the U.S or its possessions.
Successfully completed the first year (freshman year) of studies before eligible for consideration and, can apply for an award after having commenced the second (sophomore) year of studies.
Students in their third (junior) year may apply for a one-time scholarship for the senior year.
Students at two-year schools may apply as juniors for a one-time award for the senior year upon transfer to a four-year institution.
The nature of this scholarship is merit-based rather than need-based. However, evidence of financial need will be taken into consideration.
A one-year scholarship shall be in the maximum amount of $10,000, although the Trustees reserve the right to make awards in lesser amounts.Scholarship Website:http://www.thephillipsfoundation.org/