campus partner(s)

American University






Cornerstone: Learning for Living

award date


project director

Thomas Merrill and Sarah Marsh

American University

Grant Summary

$25,000 over 12 months to lay the groundwork for bringing an emphasis on core texts and more commonality of intellectual experience to the first-year seminar required of all students, including transfer students. During the planning phase, project leaders will recruit faculty colleagues to teach with core texts in their sections of the first-year seminar sections and to use those sections as a springboard to recruit students into a new certificate for “Lincoln Scholars,” a 15-credit program to explore the great questions of moral and political life in a context of intellectual and political diversity.