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Thomas More College Announces 'Faith and Reason' Scholarship Essay Contest

Thomas More CollegeThe Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H., has launched a "Faith & Reason Scholarship Essay Contest" for incoming freshmen, College President William Fahey announced on the Thomas More website.

Applicants to Thomas More College can participate in the contest by submitting a 2- to 3-page essay reflecting on the introduction to Pope Francis' encyclical letter Lumen Fidei.

Four winners will be selected, and the first-place essayist will receive a scholarship of $30,000 over four years.  Second place will receive $20,000, third place $10,000, and fourth place $4,000 toward the costs of four years at Thomas More College. Complete submission information is available here.

President Fahey writes:

In the Year of Faith declared by his predecessor, Benedict XVI, our Holy Father, Francis, promulgated his first encyclical letter, Lumen Fidei. In that encyclical, the Pope urged the faithful—and all men of good will—to recognize that faith is a light, and one urgently needed in our time, since, as experience shows, when “the flame of faith dies out, all other lights begin to dim.”

“Faith,” said the Holy Father, is born of an encounter with the living God who calls us and reveals his love, a love which precedes us and upon which we can lean for security and for building our lives. Transformed by this love, we gain fresh vision, new eyes to see; we realize that it contains a great promise of fulfillment, and that a vision of the future opens up before us. Faith, received from God as a supernatural gift, becomes a light for our way, guiding our journey through time. (Lumen Fidei, n. 4)

As a Catholic institution of higher learning, it is the privileged task of Thomas More College “to unite existentially by intellectual effort two orders of reality that too frequently tend to be placed in opposition as though they were antithetical: the search for truth, and the certainty of already knowing the fount of truth.” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, n. 3)

The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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