Candace Bolter was a philosophy major who
graduated from UM-Flint in May, 2002.
Faculty who were fortunate enough to have
had Candace as a student in one of their
philosophy courses regarded her as among
the very brightest students they ever
taught. Candace was passionately interested
in many areas of philosophy. Her first love
was philosophy of mind, and she was
personally recruited by the prominent
philosopher David Chalmers to the Ph.D
program of the University of Arizona, where
he was then teaching. However, she elected
to stay closer to home, enrolling in the
doctoral program at the University of
Michigan-Ann Arbor, where the faculty held
her in high regard. Candace was the ideal
philosophy student — intelligent,
diligent and thoroughly engaged with ideas
— and her desire to enact real,
positive change in the world steered her
graduate studies towards issues of justice
and fairness, and in particular the rights
of children. In fact, while still a Ph.D.
student in philosophy, Candace was accepted
by the UM Law School; in her judgment, the
combination of a Ph.D. and a J.D. would
best position her to work toward fulfilling
her vision of a better world.
Tragically, Candace was diagnosed with a serious illness, and she died before she was able to complete her graduate studies. The UM-Flint Philosophy Department's Candace Bolter Memorial Scholarship fund has been established to commemorate Candace’s memory and to honor her love of learning.
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