MUS is honored to offer two fellowships to support students in summer enrichment programs. Academic Dean Flip Eikner will accept application essays by email until Tuesday, February 22, 2022. This opportunity is open to MUS students in Grades 9-11.
Jackson James Roberts Fellowship Family and friends established this endowed fund in 2018 to commemorate the life of Jackson Roberts ’14, whose infectious energy and passion for life lifted those around him. Income from the endowment provides students with opportunities for personal growth by enabling them to pursue academic, athletic, service, or leadership programs during the summer. Returning with new skills and knowledge to share, the Roberts Fellows will enhance the character and development of the MUS community. The fellowships, for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, are determined by approval of the school administration. Available funds for 2022: $5,146.
Roy E. Winegardner Fellowships Former Trustee Michael D. Rose established this fund in 2010 to honor the memory of his friend and mentor, Roy E. Winegardner. Former chairman and CEO of Holiday Inns, Inc., Winegardner was a pioneer and leader in the hospitality industry and the father of alumnus Diego P. Winegardner ’87. The income from the endowment provides summer fellowships to enrich student talents and the intellectual and leadership climate of MUS. The fellowships, for rising juniors and seniors on need-based financial aid that amounts to 50% or more of tuition, are determined by approval of the school administration. Available funds for 2022: $11,165.
The Winegardner Fellowships are for summer work undertaken to enhance leadership or academic development or enrichment (exclusive of athletics). The Roberts Fellowships support these same goals but may also include athletics. Such summer work for both fellowships might include workshops, seminars, summer courses, colloquia, educational travel, research and/or writing projects, service projects, skills camps, and so on, approved by the administrators of each fellowship. (Under current circumstances, many such opportunities may be available online only.) Each student fellow will be required to provide a summary of his experiences at the conclusion of the fellowship.
How to Apply Students, to apply for a fellowship, please write a brief essay detailing your proposed summer enrichment project and its expected cost, why you wish to undertake this project, how you expect it to benefit both you and MUS, and why you feel you are the right person to receive this fellowship. The fellowship may be used to support a project you have already scheduled for the coming summer or a project that arises anew at this time. Available funds may be split and allotted among multiple fellows.
Submit your application essay to Mr. Flip Eikner on or before Tuesday, February 22, 2022.