Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholars Program

St. Peter's Summer School at Magdalen College, Oxford, England
Date of Program:  July 4 - August 8, 2020

Oxford Univ., Clemson University, Clemson Honors, Honors College

  • Application Instructions

    Application to the program is open to currently enrolled Clemson University 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, January 24, 2020. 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 must be emailed to Melissa Hawkins

    DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL MATERIALS WITH THIS APPLICATION.

    Applicants selected as finalists for the Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholars Program will be called for interviews in early February.

    For more information about the program you may contact Marty Duckenfield, CUB Productions, or Melissa Hawkins, Clemson University 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.

    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: January 24, 2020

  • Instructions for Personal Statement

    Unlike a resume, which provides information about yourself, a personal statement is an essay that offers understanding of the kind of person you are and of the life you live. It should be the product of deep, thoughtful reflection on who you are, how you got to be the way your are, and where you think you are headed in the future, not just in college or in your chosen career field, but in life itself. A personal statement is required by the Rhodes and most other prestigious fellowships as part of the application itself. It is also a required element of many graduate school applications.

    Think about how you would answer questions such as these: What fascinates you and why? What are you passionate about? To who do you feel obliged, and why? When facing moral choices, where do you "draw the line"? What do you like and dislike about yourself? What people, books, and experiences have shaped your life (note: people other thanyour family, books other than the Bible, and those experiences other than faith experiences)?

    These questions are just examples of the kinds of themes you might want to address in your personal statement. In other words, you should not view this as a fill-in-the-blanks exercise. There is no standard format or preferred style to follow in writing a personal statement. The essay should be prepared specifically for this competition, and should bear the imprint of your individuality. Be imaginative, expressive, honest - and above all, be yourself. However, please remember not to exceed the space provided on the application form.

Click here for the 2020 Duckenfield Scholars Application