Socrates Scholarship

CATEGORIES: Philosophy Awards

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers an annual prize for the best philosophical paper written by an Iowa State student.

Application Procedure

There is no restriction on paper topic or length. The paper may have been previously submitted in a philosophy course. Deadline for applications is the beginning of March (see here for details). The winner will be notified by March 25.

You must submit the General and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences portions of the OneApp to be considered for scholarships. Once submitted, look for these recommended scholarship opportunities awarded by the department.

  • The Dorothy Gift
  • Joan Dee Rottler Memorial Scholarship
  • Socrates Prize

Apply here via ISU OneApp.

Past Winners

  • 2014: Matt Maxwell
  • 2015: Joseph Porter and Matthew Anzis
  • 2017: Lazarus French and Andrew Miller
  • 2018: Graham Bacon and Colin Campbell