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Hackworth Fellowships

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics invites applications from Santa Clara University seniors for the Hackworth Fellowships in Applied Ethics.

The goal of the program is to have fellows promote ethical reflection and reflective ethical action among their undergraduate peers.

In order to pursue this goal, fellows are expected either to develop their own programs in an area of interest to them or to work with existing programs at the center. These programs can be on as wide a range of topics and use as wide a range of methods as are of interest to each fellow.  

The fellowships are for the duration of senior year and have a stipend of $4,000. Fellowship selections for the next school year are made by the end of the Spring Quarter.  

The Hackworth Fellowships are supported by a gift from Joan and the late Michael Hackworth.

During the course of the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to spend 5 hours a week on Fellowship activities. Fellows are also expected, when possible, to participate in Ethics Center events. Some preparatory work may be required of Fellows during the summer before senior year.

Fellows are expected to be on campus at SCU for the fall, winter, and spring quarters of their fellowship year.

Download and complete the Hackworth Fellowship Application. Students should provide along with the application a one-page statement of areas of interest and/or ideas for projects that might be pursued during their year as a Hackworth Fellow.

One letter of recommendation is required from a faculty member.

Students must also submit a transcript. Transfer students need to provide a transcript from their previous college or university as well as their SCU transcript.

The Fellowship is open to students from all majors. However, a demonstrated interest in ethics is a significant factor in favor of an applicant.

A fellow might pursue a program for the year that involves organizing regular meetings of students to discuss topics in fields like technology and ethics or medical ethics or business ethics. Or a student might pursue a program for the year that involves working within the Residential Learning Communities on various topics of ethical concern. Or a student might already be involved in an activity group at SCU and as a Fellow might pursue a program involving more sustained reflection on the ethical values at issue in the activity group's focus. Similarly, Fellows might pursue projects using a wide range of methods including blogs, debating, writing, Webcasts, photography, video, film, etc.

2017-18 Hackworth Fellows

Christine Abrahamians

Christine Abrahamians

"I'm majoring in Political Science with a prelaw emphasis, and minoring in French. As a perspective law school student who is passionate about politics, I'm particularly interested in civic and judicial engagement, as well as international law. A commuter student from Fremont, CA, I enjoy practicing conversational French, studying art, and serving the Armenian cultural community."

 

 

Taylor Berry

Taylor Berry

"I'm a Political Science major and an Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies minor, from Martinez, CA. In addition to being a member of the SCU Women's Basketball team, I enjoy reading, political discussion, and listening to music. My daily mantra is: 'If you're not learning, you're not living.'"

 

 

 

Amanuel Bizuneh

Amanuel Bizuneh

"I'm a Political Science major from San Jose, CA. I'm passionate about furthering human rights and ensuring that all people are afforded the same level of justice and equity."

 

 

 

 

Maria Lutgarda Glorioso

Maria Lutgarda Glorioso

"I'm an Anthropology major from San Diego, CA. As an aspiring primatologist, I'm interested ethical issues in fieldwork and conservation."

 

 

 

 

 

Rafael Delfin Guerrero

Rafael Delfin Guerrero

"I'm from Daly City, CA, with a major in Mechanical Engineering. I'm a leading member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and I'm dedicated to normalizing the culture of mental health at SCU."

 

 

 

 

Emily Monroe

Emily Monroe

"I'm a Management major with an international business minor and applied ethics pathway, and I'm from Pasadena, CA. I hope to enter law school following graduation, and I'm excited to be working with the Ethics Center to explore gender inequality in leadership roles as my Hackworth project."

 

 

 

Giannina Ong

Giannina Ong

"I'm from the Bay Area, and am majoring in English, Classics, and Women's and Gender Studies. My interests include Shakespeare, film, and pop culture with an emphasis on feminism. I enjoy playing competitive tennis as part of SCU's NCAA D1 team, and I hope to purse an academic career by continuing my studies in an English or Rhetoric program focusing on audience reception of literary texts."

 

 

Anand Purohit

Anand Purohit

"I'm a Political Science and Environmental Studies double major. I'm also a research assistant, examining resource scarcity in Central America. My hobbies include learning new musical instruments, painting, and working out."

 

 

 

Sarah Tarter

Sara Tarter

"I'm an English major and Political Science minor from Saratoga, CA. This year, I look forward to being the Scene editor for The Santa Clara, and vice president of Academic Excellence for Kappa Kappa Gamma. I'm also co-founder of Every Campus A Refuge, a student organization serving local immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. My hobbies include reading, hiking, backpacking, listening to podcasts, and enjoying Taco Bell with my housemates."

 

Hannah Warnecke

Hannah Warnecke

"I'm from Conifer, CO, and I'm majoring in Public Health. This year, I look forward to examining healthcare ethics in humanitarian crises, and my career goal is to be an advance practice nurse. I also enjoy hiking and cooking."