About the fellowship
Named for former Secretary of Treasury and philanthropist William E. Simon, the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose was established by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) to recognize graduating college seniors pursuing lives distinguished and dedicated to honor, generosity, and respect. The fellowship is funded by the John Templeton Foundation, which was created by renowned investor Sir John Templeton. The foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for the engagement of morality and spirituality through the William E. Simon Fellowship.
Recipients of the William E. Simon Fellowship may use their award for a variety of reasons, including engaging the civic life of the fellow’s community and creating opportunities such as jobs for others. Awards may also be used for graduate studies.
Who should apply
Graduating seniors with a mature vision and passion for what they hope to accomplish are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a strong academic record, as well as extracurricular involvement and strong recommendations from faculty and supervisors. Furthermore, applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled fulltime in a graduate program the following academic year. Application information can be found online.