The Lucky Few and the Worthy Many

The Lucky Few and the Worthy Many

Scholarship Competitions and the World's Future Leaders
Edited by Alice Stone Ilchman, Warren F. Ilchman, and Mary Hale Tolar
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/03/2004
ISBN: 978-0-253-11118-0
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Although winning a major competitive scholarship, such as the Rhodes or Marshall, is a strong marker for later success, there has been little serious research on how these scholarships are given and how the process could be improved. This book, the fruits of a discussion on "strengthening nationally and internationally competitive scholarships," presents studies that address issues of identifying leadership and creativity in the young, analyze alternative methods of selection, make suggestions for the proper evaluation of scholarship programs, and look at the backgrounds of American Rhodes Scholars. An introduction by the editors provides an overview of the issues.

Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies—Dwight F. Burlingame and David C. Hammack, editors

Author Bio

Alice Stone Ilchman is Director of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships of the Thomas Watson Foundation.

Warren F. Ilchman is Director of the Paul & Daisy Soros Foundation. He is co-editor of Philanthropy and the World’s Traditions (IUP, 1998).

Mary Hale Tolar is Director of the Kansas Campus Compact.

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Table of Contents

1. Strengthening Nationally and Internationally Competitive Scholarships: An Overview by Alice Stone Ilchman, Warren F. Ilchman, and Mary Hale Tolar
2. WICS: A Model for Selecting Students for Nationally Competitive Scholarships by Robert J. Sternberg and Elena L. Grigorenko
3. Art and Science in Strengthening Scholarship Selection by Stanley J. Heginbotham
4. The Evaluation of Scholarship Programs by Michele Lamont
5. Pathways to Prominence: Explaining Contours of Career Hierarchy of American Rhodes Scholars by Ted I. K. Youn and Karen D. Arnold, with Mandy Savitz and Susan Legere
Appendix 1. Opportunities for Competitive Scholarships: Objectives and Brief Descriptions of Selected Nationally and Internationally Competitive Fellowship Programs
Appendix 2. Bellagio Conference Participants