Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The

LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS
Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester

The Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship scholarship is supported by donations from the family of Jason Zarri, a former graduate student in the Philosophy Department at San Francisco State, and other contributions in Jason’s honor.

Jason grew up in Concord, CA and attended St. Agnes Catholic School from kindergarten through the 7th grade.Jason’s family endured some tragedies which greatly impacted Jason. He began to suffer from mental illness at age 10. He persevered and took several courses at DVC in Pleasant Hill. He was attracted to philosophy and studied at San Francisco State, where he stood out for his knowledge and kindness, and earned his BA degree and worked as a Teacher’s Assistant. He truly was a great reader and student, with a very logical mind. He founded the website Scholardarity with his friend Peter. Its mission is bringing scholars and students together to push the frontiers of knowledge with papers in History, Philosophy, Literature, Religion, Education and Theology. In spite of his great suffering from a bipolar brain disorder, he became the very special young man that so many of his friends, fellow students and professors have spoken of so highly.

See here for Jason’s Obituary and Remembrances

Thank you for applying for this scholarship in his memory.

  • Awarding Department: Philosophy
  • Scholarship Intent: To assist students in the Philosophy Department at SFSU to complete their educational endeavors and reach their professional potential.
  • Criteria:
    1) Submit a one-page statement of purpose that includes evidence of interest in Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Ethics, Logic, or a combination of these.
    2) Evidence of financial need, which may include but is not limited to FAFSA information, as determined by the department scholarship committee.
    3) Please indicate willingness to attend a luncheon with the Zarri family upon award of scholarship.
  • Major: Single: Philosophy
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 4 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Philosophy Department
  • Campus Address: HUM 388
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415)338-2470
  • Email: phlsphr@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: http://philosophy.sfsu.edu/page/graduate-program-financial-assistance
  • Number of Awards: 1

Donor
Family and Friends of Jason Louis Zarri
Award
$1,000
Scopes
Philosophy
Deadline
05/11/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a short statement describing your financial need and detailing evidence which may include but is not limited to FAFSA information (FAFSA not currently required).
  2. Submit a one-page statement of purpose explaining your motivation for studying philosophy and your plans for further study. The statement should include evidence of interest in Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Ethics, Logic, or a combination of these.
  3. Upload unofficial transcripts from your prior degree program(s).