you ever found yourself frustrated when you see the disconnect between the current state of our public discourse and
the truth? Have you ever thought that our political affairs could benefit from more
great men and women being educated in the rich philosophic, literary, and
theological tradition of Western Civilization? Can you see yourself preparing to engage in public life through such an
education? If so, you should apply for the Saint Thomas More Program at Belmont Abbey College!
students with a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA from High School or a combined
Math/EBRW SAT score at or above 1200 may apply.
In order to be granted a Thomas More Scholarship, applicants need to take part in a Scholarship Interview. After submitting your application, please await further instructions from the program director for scheduling an interview.
Thomas More Scholars will enjoy:
- The support of excellent faculty associated with the program and
the ability to join an extremely talented group of Thomas More Scholars.
- One seminar course every spring semester examining philosophic,
literary, and historical texts which raise the fundamental questions of
human life. Thus students will participate in the same type of learning as the program's patron, the great thinker and statesman, St. Thomas More. Such texts will prepare students to think more deeply about the vital issues of political life, and enable them to confront the issues of our age in a serious and thoughtful manner.
- Social events such as movie nights with discussion, campfires with
music and poetry at the director's home, outdoor activities such as hiking
and camping, and cultural events in Charlotte.
- The Thomas More Lecture given every semester by a renowned scholar.
- Four special freshman seminars during the fall semester of their
freshman year introducing them to the themes of the program.
Ian Crowe, PhD.
Director of the Thomas More Scholars
Associate Professor of History