GLA Honors Fellowship - Philosophy Track

You can select the Philosophy Track as a GLA Honors Fellow.

What is the Philosophy Track?

The GLA Honors Fellowship for Philosophy is about pushing your understanding of the world around you, filtered by the lens of your academic pursuits

The Philosophy Track of an Honors Fellowship requires accepted participants to complete pre-program, on-program, and post-program assignments or projects. Learn more about each below!

Fellowship Components


While preparing for your trip and the final essay you’ll create, you’ll need to do some research into some of the most interesting philosophers, whose ideas shaped some of the biggest change-makers in history.

Within the Philosophy Fellowship, you’ll have different options for types of study dealing with the fundamental ideas of philosophy. You’ll have a chance to choose what concepts to learn about, then answer questions on a worksheet dealing with the philosophical idea you choose.


Once on your program, you will be asked to think about what type of essay you would like to write when you finish your program. Try and think of questions that allow you to create an essay that is unique to your experience and framed by the philosophical ideas that you learned about in the pre-departure work.

The creativity of your final essay is completely up to you. You will be able to make it your own and develop your own personal style that conveys exactly what you want to say about the issues and your experience. For this reason, we recommend that you keep a journal to jot down ideas and epiphanies that may come to light while you are on your program.

This will help you as you complete your final essay post-program.


Once you get back home, it will be time to pull from your experience and create your essay. Creating a well formed essay is more than just going off of a format and writing what people expect. We highly encourage you to take some chances! The most important aspect of your essay will be your thesis, so make sure it is strong had can sustain your ideas throughout your essay.

You final essay requirements will be outlined in greater detail in your Fellowship Curriculum, which you will receive upon acceptance as an Honors Fellow in the Philosophy Track.

Completion of your final essay project will be the capstone to your fellowship and an incredible highlight you can feature on upcoming college applications and beyond.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply, please fill out the Honors Fellowship Application and select the Philosophy Track.

Fellowship applications are free. There is a Fellowship Fee you will be charged if you are accepted as a Fellow into this track.

*Please note: You must have a Google account (Gmail) to access the application and apply. If you don’t have one yet, creating a Google account is easy and takes only a few minutes. Click here to learn how.

Fellow are awarded...

A Certificate of Achievement

A Custom Metal Pin Honoring Your Achievement

A Recommendation Letter from our Executive Director

Add ‘GLA Fellow’ to Your College Application

*upon completion of the fellowship curriculum

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