Summary: DANIEL HART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Application deadline: March 19, 2012
The University of Georgia's Department of Philosophy announces the Daniel Hart Memorial Scholarship to be
awarded annually to an eligible undergraduate student majoring in philosophy. This year an award of $1000 will be
made in spring semester, 2012.
The award recognizes a junior or senior with a broad intellectual curiosity and philosophical creativity who also has
significant financial need. The Scholarship can be used for tuition, books and other academic materials, and for
travel to conferences to present philosophy papers. The student will be selected by a Departmental Committee
consulting with the Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to a student who has experienced a
financial hardship in the previous year.
Daniel S. Hart was a serious philosophy student with a keen sense of humor and a refined appreciation of the irony
and, indeed, absurdity of everyday life. He realized that philosophical ideas are often found outside of overtly
philosophical writing, but also that what purports to be philosophy can sometimes be pretentious and silly. Dan had
an insatiable thirst for knowledge in all forms, a unique love of life, and an infectious sense of fun.
After graduating from UGA in 1990, Dan started Serveon, a software development company in Wilmington,
Delaware. He was passionate about his work and cared deeply for his employees. His company was involved in
using computer modeling of insect attacks on crops to devise strategies to protect crops with the least environmental
damage. He conceived of his work as a practical application of philosophy. Serveon continues to thrive today with
computer solutions for clients within the agricultural, pharmaceutical, and textile industries. Dan was also an avid
fly fisherman and pilot as well as a voracious reader. He had a wonderful capacity to take pleasure in all that he did.