The Catherine Gira Excellence in Ethics Award is funded by an annual donation from Dr. Catherine Gira, who is co-founder of the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics and who has formerly served as Provost of the University of Baltimore and President of Frostburg State University. Dr. Gira's wish is to recognize and reward students who best deomonstrate excellence in ethics while serving his or her local community. The center is grateful to Dr. Gira for her continued support of this most worthy scholarship
Open to all undergraduate, graduate and law school students (full or part-time, at least six (6) credits each semester). This scholarship ($500) is given at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semester.
Eligibility will be a 3.5 or higher GPA along with a demonstrated excellence in writing and an established record of promoting ethical awareness and resolving ethical issues in his or her community.
Applicants are required to submit a 3-4 page essay, along with two letters of recommendation and a letter of application to the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, Academic Center - Room 204AC, 410-837-5379.
Fall application deadline is July 15 and Spring application deadline is December 15.