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Scholarships and Awards

Beckman Service Grant
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Established in 1983 by the children of Leonard and Mary Haugh Beckman to enable members of the Clarke community to engage in a ministry that provides direct service to the poor and marginal. A selection committee chooses the recipient.

Dorothy Day Scholarship
Established in 1984 in honor of Dorothy Day who worked for justice and peace by founding a Catholic Worker movement. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior with a grade point average of 2.5 or above who, by choice of activities and studies, has demonstrated commitment to the ideals of Dorothy Day. A selection committee designated by the scholarship organizers chooses the recipient.

Joan Keleher Doyle Award
Established in 1982 to recognize a student who has excelled in Christian Ministry by consistent and active participation in a variety of campus ministry activities. The Campus Ministry Team and previous award recipient select the recipient.

Guidelines for Selection:
Consistent participation during the current academic year in a variety of campus ministry activities, which include liturgy, retreats, outreach programs and social justice efforts.

Active participation in the planning and/or implementation of at least two campus ministry activities during the year.

Recognizable initiative in developing activities to broaden the efforts of campus ministry.

Specific articulation of realizable ways in which the student plans to continue Christian ministry beyond the current school year.

Martin Luther King Scholarship
Established in 1984 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King who worked for freedom and justice through nonviolent action. It commemorates his commitment to the values of equality, suffering love and reconciliation. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore with a grade point average of 2.5 or above who, by choice of activities and studies, has demonstrated commitment to the ideals of Martin Luther King. A selection committee designed by the scholarship organizers chooses the recipient.

Barbara Kutchera BVM Peace & Justice Scholarship
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Established in 2007 in honor of Barbara Kutchera, BVM (1935-2003). Barbara taught in the Education and English departments at Clarke from 1964 to 1992. Barbara's true passion was peace and justice. Both in and outside of class Barbara inspired students through her actions: working with Cesar Chavez in California, marching in opposition to wars and in support of civil rights, and meeting with legislators to urge their support of human rights. Through this scholarship—and the work of its recipients—Barbara's spirit lives on. An award committee chooses the recipient. 

Guidelines for Selection: 
Must be an incoming junior or senior at Clarke
Must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA
Participated in the Barbara Kutchera Service Trip or a comparable Clarke service trip
Shown a history of commitment to peace & justice issues
Willing to prepare and give a short talk in a public venue at Clarke about your peace & justice service experience (purpose: to help inspire younger students to get more involved in peace & justice activities)
Must complete an essay

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