Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership is an interdisciplinary scholarly center dedicated to bringing insights from the U.S. Constitution’s Founding Era and from Christianity to bear in the contemporary public square, with the ultimate goal of creatively transforming the ethical state of the polis.
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Stover Scholars have outstanding opportunities to broaden their horizons and to deepen their understanding—from meetings with ambassadors and senators to internships on Capitol Hill.
Stover Scholars receive $5,000 each year to apply toward tuition, up to an additional $500 toward the cost of conferences, and up to $1,000 to defray the costs of an internship.
The Stover Scholars program invites applications from outstanding students who would like to understand—and ultimately to influence—the way the United States Constitution shapes American life today.
"The Stover program changed the course of my life. When I came to Waynesburg, I had no intention of pursuing a career as a lawyer. Despite my passion for the law, I could not find a way to reconcile my faith with my perception of what a legal career would entail. Under the guidance of Dr. Stratton and my interactions with Stover guests and my fellow scholars, however, I began to see how Christianity and the law can interact. As a result, I am now pursuing my J.D. and hope to enter into a legal career that is fueled by my faith."
The program has provided me with phenomenal benefits—then as a student, and now in my work at the White House.
"As a teacher, I help my students look at every angle of an issue, and consider every position−including those which they disagree. I try to replicate the fascinating discussions that were part of my own experience in law school."
The Stover Program for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership is a unique opportunity for individuals to understand the constitutional and moral foundations our country was built upon and how they are intertwined. Stover Scholars will leave the program with once and a lifetime experiences and be prepared to apply the insights gained to their sphere of influence!