Justin R. Hawkins Announced as Winner of the Third Annual Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. Student Essay Contest
The conferral of the Essay Award upon Justin R. Hawkins (COL '11) will be held in conjunction with the conferral of the Fourth annual Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. Award for Teaching and Humane Letters, conferred this year upon on Msgr. Robert Sokolowski on Thursday, April 28th in Lorhfink Auditorium. Mr. Hawkin's essay "Personal Virtue and the American Republic" was chosen by the award committee as the best essay in response to the prompt: After reflecting upon Fr. Schall's article "Virtue and Vice: The Rule of Self over the Self" please submit an essay of 1500 words in answer to the following question: What is the importance of the rule of self over self to the American political order?
The Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. Student Essay Contest was created to encourage undergraduates at Georgetown University to study the work of Georgetown Professor of Government, Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. Mr. Hawkins will receive $500. Mr. Hawkins and three honorable mentions will received a signed copy of Fr. Schall’s book The Mind that is Catholic: Philosophical and Political Essays.
This year's honorable mentions were Michael Fischer (SFS '13) for his essay "The Citizen, the Regime, and the American Self: The Rule of Self over Self and the American Political Order," Joseph Knowles (COL '13) for his essay “The Rule of Self over Self and the Crisis of Modern Times,” and Matthew McKillip (COL '11) for his essay "Conversing with the Ground: The Diminished Role and Destiny of Man in the American Polity". Both the Schall Essay Award and the Schall Award for Teaching and Humane Letters are generously supported by Michael Maibach and The Maibach Fund.