The McRae religion and society program intends to foster student discovery of voaction, promote the synthesis of engaged learning and moral action, and prepare students for the practice of vocation int he context of a modern, pluralistic society.
In 2012, through a generous grant from Dr. Arthur C. Houts, in honor of his mentor, Dr. McRae, Hampden-Sydney College established this program to honor the 32 year career of the esteemed Doctor. The McRae program is a testament to his vision that thoughtful reflection and investigation of one's religious convictions and traditions properly coincides with the promotion of the public good and service to one's neighbor.
To be considered for appointment as a McRae Scholar, a student will have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, will have taken (by sophomore year) at least one religion course, and have at least an interest in the interplay between religion and social engagement. For more details and how to apply, visit the McRae webpage.