Department of Philosophy

Tomo Cook Scholarship

The application due date  deadline has been extended to February 28th for the 2021-2021 academic year.
The Cook Family created this scholarship to honor the memory of Tomo Cook, who was a philosophy major at the College of Charleston at the time of his death in 2007. The scholarship supports one or two students each year and is renewable.  
This award (approximately $1000/yr.) is available only to declared philosophy majors who have completed at least four courses in the major. The recipient should be a "deserving student" (typically. GPA of at least 3.0 in the major) who shares Tomo's passion for philosophy. Students who would like to be considered for this award sould complete the application listed in the link and submit by February 28th.


Philosophy is an exciting and challenging discipline because it focuses on some of the deepest and most intractable questions humans face:  Is there any objective standard of moral rightness?  Does God exist?  Do humans have free will?  The methods philosophers use to tackle these questions – imaginative “thought experiments” and rigorous analysis of arguments – help students to build skills that are essential to a liberal arts education.  The department has an accomplished faculty that is dedicated to undergraduate teaching.  We offer a comprehensive major as well as wide range of introductory courses that allow non-majors to explore philosophy.