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Santander Universities/Fordham Ethics and Society Scholarship 

Program Description and Application Instructions

The Santander Universities/Fordham Ethics and Society Scholarship provides financial support for international students interested in masters-level study in the Ethics and Society program at Fordham University, New York City, USA. Graduate courses administered by the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education provides students with cross-disciplinary learning experiences integrating moral foundations in humanities and sciences and their application to contemporary social issues.  Please visit our website to learn more about the Masters in Ethics and Society program This program is made possible through a generous gift from Santander Universities’ global division, a major social–responsibility initiative created by Banco Santander to advance the bank’s goal of expanding global education.

Scholarship recipients enroll in Ethics and Society courses and participate in a broad range of the Center for Ethics Education events, including symposia, ethics lectures, the Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, and other Center events.

Applicants may apply to one of four different track options in order to receive funding for graduate study at Fordham. Each scholarship is individually tailored to the student’s academic background and availability of supplemental funds from the student’s institution or other funding agencies. 

1. Full Academic Year (September - June) Track
Students who apply to this track would complete the full MA Ethics and Society degree (10 courses), including the introductory Ethics and Society course (CEED 5050), Theories and Applications in Contemoprary Ethics (CEED 6100).  View the curriculum and course descriptions.  Please note that Graduate Record Exam scores may be required for this particular track. 
Applications for this track are due June 2015.

2.  Fall 2015 Option (September - December) Track
Students who apply to the program through the Fall Entry Option complete the introductory Ethics and Society course (CEED 5050: Ethics and Society: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives) and may request to take additional courses (click HERE for a sample list of courses from fall 2013).
Graduate Record Exam scores are not required for this track.   Applications for this track are due June 2015.

3.  Spring 2015 Option (January - May) Track
Students who apply to the program through the Spring Entry Option begin classes in January and end in May and typically enroll in CEED 6290 Health Disparities and Social Inequalities and other courses, such as BISC 7532 Conservation Law and Policy, and CEED 5900: Ethics and Society Field Practicum
(click HERE for a sample list of courses for Spring 2014).  Graduate Record Exam scores are not required for this track.  Applications for this track are due November 15 2014.  

4.  May 2014 Intensive Ethics Workshop Track
Students who apply to the program through this option complete the May workshop (CEED 6100: Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics).  This intensive three-day graduate level course designed to provide cross-disciplinary perspectives on moral theory and applied ethics. Using a team-teaching approach, this course brings together faculty from at least six different disciplines to provide foundational knowledge about moral theory with contemporary applications. 
Graduate Record Exam scores are not required for this track.  Applications for this track are due March 27, 2015.

5.  Summer HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Early Career international HIV/AIDS researchers may apply for Santander Scholarship funding to attend the 10-day Fordham HIV Prevention Reserach Ethics Training Institute, held in July.  Click here for more information about the institute, including application instructions and eligibility requirements NOTE: Applications are not being accepted for Summer 2015.

The Santander Universities /Fordham Ethics and Society Scholarship is open to non-U.S. citizen students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not eligible) who have the academic qualifications to pursue graduate study (e.g., are currently enrolled in or have completed a graduate program). The Ethics and Society program serves students from a range of academic backgrounds, including, but not limited to Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Law, Political Science, Public Health, Medicine, History, Economics, and Biology. Applicants must be proficient in English. 

  The Scholarship will cover the costs of tuition for approved Ethics and Society courses and administrative graduate school fees. 

Travel:  Applicants may request funding for travel to New York City.  Applications should include estimates of costs, including the source for the estimate (e.g., airline website, travel agency)

Lodging:  As part of the Scholarship, housing may be provided to funded students at one of Fordham’s graduate student housing facilities.

Monies cannot be provided for any additional living expenses.

Applications should include:

  1. Completed non-matriculated student application.  Click HERE to access. Please note that the application asks for medical forms. Applicants do NOT have to provide these forms at this time. If you are accepted, you will need to submit these forms.
  2. 1000-word Statement of Intent describing the reasons you would like to study Ethics & Society at Fordham University, how your previous training has prepared you for this experience, your intended course of study, and how the experience relates to your future professional goals.  Please be sure to indicate which track you are applying for. 
  3. Resumé or curriculum vitae
  4. Official transcripts from previously attended post-secondary institutions.  Transcripts must be submitted in English, or with a certified English translation.
  5. TOEFL scores or indication of English proficiency
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Estimated travel costs (if applicable)

All materials must be in English.  Scholarship applications must be approved by the Fordham Ethics and Society program and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and are subject to fund availability.


Please contact the Master’s in Ethics and Society program director with any questions or to discuss the scholarship in more detail:
Adam Fried, Ph.D., Director, Master’s in Ethics and Society Program   „   718-817-0128    „

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