The Lyceum Scholars Program is America's first academic program dedicated to studying the moral, political and economic foundations of a free society.
All Lyceum Scholars receive a $10,000 scholarship, which is disbursed over their four years at Clemson University. In exchange for this scholarship, students in the program take a sequence of eight courses with the other Lyceum Scholars in their graduating class. In these classes, Lyceum Scholars study the moral principles of a free society, the political ideals of the American Founding and the economic foundations of capitalism.
Each Lyceum Scholar is assigned their own Socratic tutor, who mentors their intellectual and character development while at Clemson. This mentorship help students to connect theory (i.e., the ideas they learn in class) with real-life practice and to develop their own sense of moral character.
The Lyceum Scholars Program is open to incoming freshmen and transfer students only. Successful candidates will be of a high intellectual caliber as demonstrated through academic achievement and test scores. Candidates must be passionate about ideas, intellectually engaged and interested in the subject matter of the Lyceum Program. Scholarship awards are contingent upon being accepted at Clemson University.
Academic requirements of the Lyceum Scholars Program:
-Take an 8-course sequence with at least one Lyceum course each semester
-Take all their program courses together as an intellectual cohort
-Maintain at least a 3.4 GPA
-Serve an intellectual apprenticeship with a Lyceum tutor appointed from the faculty
-Attend all CISC public lectures
-Participate in a summer reading program
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.