Previous Excellence Fund Projects
As freshmen, University Fellows read Aristotle and learn the concept of areté, the ancient Greek term for "excellence." Aristotle understood excellence as both doing things well and doing them for virtuous purposes. In keeping with this idea, the University Fellows Excellence Fund provides financial support for students to engage in truly excellent endeavors such as global internships, advanced academic scholarship, and summer seminars. Past recipients have completed international health fellowships (Uganda, Haiti, Peru, and Honduras), taught English and math to children in India, interned with a social entrepreneurship non-profit in South Africa, and attended academic conferences and seminars.