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Philosophy student selected for Cambridge Scholarship

The prestigious Davies-Jackson Scholarship was awared to Loyola's own Gordon Nicholas Courtney.  Courtney is a graduating senior in the University Honors Program, majoring in Philosophy and Medieval Studies.  The award itself entails a full scholarship that will cover all tuition, room, and board for two years of study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge.  Travel to and from England and living expenses during summer vacation are also covered.

Courtney will be working toward a Cambridge Honours BA, or Cantab degree in Philosophy; according to the scholarship program, this is often viewed as the equivalent of an MA in the U.S.

Courtney says: "As for my plans, I don't really have any other than to enjoy the experience and learn as much as possible.  Cambridge has Tim Crane and Simon Blackburn in Philosophy of Mind, John Marenbon in Medieval Philosophy, and plenty of other high-caliber scholars in fields I'm interested in.  Furthermore, I have done tutorial-style independent studies in the past and have found that the Cambridge style of education is incredibly effective and enjoyable for me.  The formal education will no doubt be beyond expectation, but so will the very intellectual atmosphere.  As someone who still has very inter-disciplinary interests, I look forward to being in such a place--one full of history and academic tradition."

The Loyola Philosophy Department is extremely pleased by Nick's success, and it wishes him all the best with his future studies.