Project Pericles

Application Process

The application process opens October 17, 2013 through March 21, 2014 (noon) for first-year students. There are three components to the application: (1) a letter of recommendation from a faculty person; (2) a letter of application; and (3) an interview with the Class Mentor. Applicants are notified of their acceptance prior to preregistration for fall semester.

The letter of application should include the following and be entered here:

  • A brief statement describing why you are interested in becoming a Periclean Scholar.
  • A brief statement identifying your strengths and how these might be useful to the class and its projects.
  • A written response to the following prompt. Please limit your response to 1000 words.
    • Assess and reflect on a service experience you have had based on the thesis presented in The Anatomy of Giving, from the book Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton. In addition, develop one to two ideas how we can avoid the toxicity described in the chapter.

Following receipt of your materials, you will be contacted for a personal interview with Dr. Carol A Smith, Mentor for the Class of 2017 Periclean Scholars. Please upload your application here, and have the letter of recommendation emailed to Dr. Smith at, or through campus mail to Campus Box 2525. 

Note: As soon as you decide to apply, please contact Dr. Smith so your interview can be scheduled as early as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact her at