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Roderick Boyd Porter Memorial Scholarship

Due date: February 26, 2024

The award amount is $18,000 (tuition remission) for the 2024-2025 academic year.

To be eligible for the Porter Scholarship, students must be a current junior who has attended John Carroll University full-time for at least three consecutive semesters and who expects to graduate in December 2024 or May/August 2025. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or better, a major or strong background in a humanities field, and exemplary participation in campus and student organizations.

The committee will interview three to five finalists, and recommend candidates to the Academic Vice President for approval. Feel free to contact members of the committee if you have any questions.

Porter Committee Chair: Dr. Philip Metres, (English)

Porter Committee: Dr. Gwen Compton-Engle (Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures), Dr. Deniz Durmus (Philosophy), Dr. Dan Kilbride (Director of the Honors Program)

Roderick Porter
Rod Porter

Rod Porter was a singular individual, well-schooled and well-read, liberally educated in the Jesuit tradition, a student of the Classics and of classical languages, a superior writer, and a talented editor. Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1947, he graduated from John Carroll University in 1969 with a B.A. and honors in classics. He died of cancer in 1993. The Friends of Rod Porter ’69 established this annual scholarship in his honor.  

Porter Scholarship Application

More information regarding the total cost of attendance can be found here.

Porter Scholarship Application