Furman Scholar

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By Flashbackfl (Flashbackfl) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 10:51 pm: Edit

Does anyone know anything about the Furman Scholar award? I received notification today that I am one, does this almost guarantee admission? It says that I get minimum of 3,500 in scholarship money and up to 115,000 (with seperate application), and they invited the Furman Scholars to the campus. Is this school very conservative? Would a liberal fit in?

By Flashbackfl (Flashbackfl) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 12:43 pm: Edit


By Asdf (Asdf) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 04:09 pm: Edit

What school gave it to you?

By Kelly_Johnson (Kelly_Johnson) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 04:22 pm: Edit

No way. Furman is ultra-conservative. When freshmen women arrive on campus, they are assigned a male to help them move heavy boxes, make sure they do not get raped while walking to class, and escort them to the dining hall. Women are not allowed to eat at the dining hall unescorted!

By Flashbackfl (Flashbackfl) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 12:37 am: Edit

Furman did...My H.S. Counselor entered me for it.
Is it really THAT conservative???? Is there a lot of rape?

By Kelly_Johnson (Kelly_Johnson) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 02:01 pm: Edit

It is really that conservative.

No, there is not a lot of rape, they just believe that women are weak and need to be protected.

I heard this all from a family friend that goes there. She is conservative, so she fits in, but it is really not for me.

By Cam (Cam) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 06:05 pm: Edit

it isn't as conservative as you make it to be, there is still the niche of super liberal left wingers. Its a southern school, and down here we call helping freshmen women out POLITE, not conservative

By Thedad (Thedad) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 08:26 pm: Edit

Out here, we would call that "controlling" and "overprotective" as aids in to turning young women into "Yesdears."

By Flashbackfl (Flashbackfl) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 08:22 pm: Edit

Does the rest of the student body accept the liberals???

By Cam (Cam) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 06:20 pm: Edit

They do, but it still isn't going to be the same as at other schools. The people there are unbelievably friendly, and i think its a safe bet to say you won't feel ousted from the social life, etc. just bc of your political beliefs. Visit the campus, its great, and i think you'll get a better idea. Don't throw it out of the picture just bc it is predominately "conservative".

By Flashbackfl (Flashbackfl) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 09:08 am: Edit

Thanks for the info Cam :)
I have accepted a summer scholar scholarship there (1 week class), and I am planning on going for a visit on Furman Scholar day. I am a liberal democrat, but I'm going to check it out.
The college books seem to concur with you, and usually say something like "not as conservative as rumored", and "the professors are more liberal than the students".

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