Jean Martin Maxwell Philosophy Prize

William Schneider Student Essay Award in Medical Humanities


This prize is awarded to a student enrolled in the American philosophy master's program for a significant essay which is judged to be superior. This Prize honors the memory of Jean Martin Maxwell (1924-2005) who discovered a passion for the study of philosophy when, as an adult returning student, she undertook a master's degree program in the history and philosophy of education at Northern Illinois University. Her master's thesis on the Phenomenology of William James confirmed her interests, and she subsequently went on to teach introductory philosophy courses.


Recipient will be majoring in the Philosophy at IUPUI. A GPA greater or equal to 3.3 out of a 4.0 scale required. The department bases its selection on superior scholastic achievement, faculty recommendations, and special contributions to the Philosophy Department.


There is no student application to fill out. Faculty nominate and select students for this award. Nominated students will receive an email notification requesting additional information is completed utilizing the One.IU scholarship management system.

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