Calhoun Honors College

The Duckenfield Scholars Application

The Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholars Program

St. Peter's Summer School at

Magdalen College, Oxford, England

Date of Program:  July 4 - August 8, 2015

The Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholars Program was established by his family and friends to honor his memory.  Dr. Duckenfield, at Clemson University for 26 years, last served as Clemson's Vice Provost for Computing and Information Technology. Fittingly enough, he was also an alumnus of St. Peter's College, Oxford.

The Duckenfield Scholars Progam is designed to identify and enable one or two members of the Calhoun Honors College, who demonstrate extraordinary talent, motivation, commitment, and ability, to attend St. Peter's Summer School at Magdalen College, Oxford University, each summer.  The progam has been established for students who desire to experience another culture and to broaden their global perspective.

Application and Instructions

Application to the program is open to currently enrolled Calhoun Honors College students who have been at Clemson for at least one full year at the time of their application.  Priority will be given to those who have a least one year remaining before graduation.

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 14, 2014. Late and/or hand written applications will not be accepted.

A complete application consists of:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Your Personal Information
  • Two  Essays
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

The Letters of Recommendation can be:

  • Emailed to Lynn Reeves at klsauls@clemson.edu
  • Interoffice mail to Lynn Reeves - Honors College - 105 Tillman Hall
  • Off campus can be mailed to: 
    • Lynn Reeves
    • Clemson University
    • Calhoun Honors College
    • 105 Tillman Hall
    • Clemson, SC 29634-5106

DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL MATERIALS WITH THIS APPLICATION.

Applicants selected as finalists for the Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholars Program will be called for interviews before the end of the fall semester.

For more information about the program you may contact Marty Duckenfield, National Dropout Prevention Center, or   Dr. William Lasser, Executive Director, Calhoun Honors College.

Instructions for Curriculum Vitae

A curriculum vitae (or c.v., for short) is an academic resume.  It is a concise summary of information about your achievements and activities, with emphasis on the scholarly and educational aspects of your life.  Under each category of your c.v. you should list the most recent items first and then go back in time.  Be sure to include dates.  Do not repeat items previously listed.  Although styles and formats vary, please use the following format for the purposes of this application.  Your c.v. may not exceed 2 pages. There is a  "Submit C.V." button at the bottom of this application.  Click the button and an email will open - attach your C.V. document in the email and send the email.  Don't forget to click "Submit the Form"  too!

The c.v. will contain the following categories:

  • Personal - name, local and permanent addresses, phone, email
  • Education - schools attended and dates, GPS, AP and other special courses
  • Work Experience - full and part-time jobs, dates, duties
  • Service Activities - what you did and when
  • Honors and Awards - scholarships and special recognitions
  • Exra-Curricular Activities - sports, clubs, student government, etc.

Deadline to submit application: Friday, November 14, 2014

Personal Information

Name
Local Address
Phone Number
Clemson Email
CUID Number
College Major(s)
College Minor(s)
Permanent Address
High School Attended (name, city and state)
Name and Address of Hometown Newspaper (for publicity)

 

By submitting this application you are indicating that:

  • The information provided on this application form is, to the best of your knowledge, true, complete, and accurate.

  • The essays you have submitted as part of this application were prepared specifically and exclusively for this competition, and are your own work.

  • You understand that the Christopher J. Duckenfield Program covers the cost of room, board, and tuition at St. Peter's Summer School at Magdalen College, University at Oxford.

  • You understand that participation in the Christopher J. Duckenfield Program will require you to purchase a round-trip airline ticket to enable you to arrive at Oxford in time for the beginning of the summer semester.

  • You understand that participation in the Christopher J. Duckenfield Program will require acommitment to attend St. Peter's Summer School at Magdalen College, Oxford July 5 - August 9, 2014.

  • You understand that if you are selected as a finalist for admission to the Christopher J. Duckenfield Program you will be asked to attend an interview session.

  • You understand that, if you are chosen as a Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholar, you must choose from the following three (3) programs of study. See Oxford's website for complete information.

  1. Environmental, Urban & Regional Studies

  2. Medieval Studies

  3. English Literature

  • You understand that, if you are chosen as a Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholar, you will be expected to attend a reception, given in your honor during the Spring semester.

  • You understand that, if you are chosen as a Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholar, you will be called upon to give a presentation to the univeristy community upon your return to Clemson in the fall.  If you have graduated, in the interim, this is also a requirement.

Essays

(Note: write and edit your responses in a word processing document before submitting them here. This form does not allow for saving, returning, or spell check.)

Please explain what experiences, classes, and other activities have prepared you to represent Clemson University and the Calhoun Honors College as a candidate for study abroad: particularly, study in the English system of university education at St. Peter's Summer School at Magdalen College, Oxford. What, specifically, excites you about this uniquie opportunity? (max. 500 words)

 

 

Please explain how your particular choice of course of study at St. Peter's Summer School at Magdalen College, Oxford, (1. Environmental, Urban & Regional Studies; 2. Medieval Studies; 3. English Literature) relates to your program of study at Clemson and to your future educational plans and career goals.  (Provide your course of study below.)

Course of Study

Please indicate that course, to which you are committed, and the options within that course in order of preference - see website.  Oxford makes the final decision as to options within courses based on a number of factors.

 

Course of Study

Proposed option in order of preference

Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4
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