Application information

What is a Pleneurethics Society scholarship?

Students are awarded this scholarship upon approval of the general topic for a research paper exploring a facet of Pleneurethics or other agreed upon topic/project.  This scholarship provides $5000.00 distributed as $1000, $1500, and $2500 over a period of three quarters.  It has been funded by the generous donations of the Pleneurethics Society, founded by Richard Bangs Collier.  The Scholarship application form can be found below.

What is Pleneurethics?

Pleneurethics is a scientific system of thought that places neurological sufficiency as the centerpiece of health and ethical conduct. The word “Pleneurethics” was created from a combination of three words:

Plenary: meaning complete or whole
Neural:
relating to the science of the brain and its nervous system
Ethic: developing strategies of effective and responsible behavior in Ethics

The goal of Pleneurethics is to improve the quality of lives through better management of neurological resources so as to create and sustain neurological sufficiency. Pleneurethics espouses a balanced view of the whole person through an understanding of the physical, chemical, mental, and cultural environments of the brain. The way the brain is affected by these environments and responds to them determines one’s health, character, and ability to make responsible choices.

For more information, please visit: The 10 principles of Pleneurethics

Students are awarded this scholarship upon approval of the general topic for their research paper.  To maintain the scholarship students must complete a minimum of ten credits each quarter, obtain at least a 2.7 quarterly GPA, and be working toward a degree program at an accredited institution of higher education.  The first  disbursement will be made upon approval of research topic and after all required documents are up to date.

Final papers must be at least ten pages in length, double-spaced with full footnotes and bibliography.  It must be submitted by the end of the third quarter.  Please submit paper on disk in Microsoft Word for Windows format.  Exceptional papers may receive an additional award and/or may be published in the Journal of Pleneurethics.

Please read the following before submitting your application.

  • This scholarship is available for any year of higher academic enrollment, and one per student.
    Funds are delivered upon approval of each step towards the final research project, and in increasing amounts of $1,000, $1,500, and finally $2,500.
  • Students are awarded this scholarship upon approval of the general topic and thesis statement for their research paper. To maintain the scholarship students must complete a minimum of ten credits each quarter, obtain at least a 2.7 quarterly GPA, and be working toward a degree program at an accredited institution of higher education.
  •  Upon approval of a students application, students are responsible for submitting all documents requested, and an approved outline before the first disbursement.  A second disbursement will be made after the student has provided a rough draft of their research paper and it has been approved.  A final payment will be made upon the completion of the research.  
  • Final papers must be seven to ten pages in length, double-spaced with full footnotes and bibliography. It must be submitted by the end of the third quarter. Please submit paper on disk in Microsoft Word for Windows format. Exceptional papers may receive an additional award and/or may be published in the Journal of Pleneurethics.

NOTE: the Tacoma Community College library carries several books on Pleneurethics all written by Richard Bangs Collier, the donor of the fund. The Tacoma Community College library has additional resources for more information regarding Pleneurethics.

 

Application Procedure

Submit the application form, along with a copy of your most recent college transcript (it need not be an official copy).

Applications will be forwarded to several Pleneurethics Society members for selection.  Awards will be made based on the availability of funds.