- US citizen and current resident of Maine
- High school senior or recent high school graduate
- Enrolling as a full-time, first-year student in a competitive four-year degree program at an accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university in the US
- Strong academic record in high school
- Motivated to excel in college and make a difference in their community and in society overall
- Plans to complete one economics course and two of the following courses prior to completing college: accounting, finance, history, or psychology
- Demonstrates a commitment to reasoned, rational thinking, an ability to collaborate and work across differences, and a desire to deploy those skills in furtherance of civic engagement
- Involved in a balance of community, school, and work activities
- Planning to live on campus (e.g., in university organized housing or student group organized housing) and to attend classes in-person to receive and to renew the scholarship
The Barowsky Scholars program seeks to support students who are interested in honing their careful listening, civic discourse, facilitation, and negotiation skills to become leaders who build trust and find common ground across people and groups with differing views and experiences.
The scholarship is funded by the Andrew P. Barowsky Foundation and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).
It provides a four-year renewable scholarship of up to $25,000 based on financial need.
Information about the scholarship, including guidelines and application instructions, can be found at https://tpi.org/barowsky-scholars/.
Applications must be submitted online by March 15, 2024, at 12:00 PM EST.