Eugene Mcknight Scholarship

Year Established: June 11, 1991

Purpose: To provide assistance to a Philosophy Major

Sponsoring Department: Philosophy

Contact: Julio Torres, Chair, Philosophy Department – Ext. 2761

Award Amount: Variable

Criteria for Applying:

1) Completion of 24 units of transfer credit at LACC

2) Completion of at least six (6) units of credit in the Philosophy Department

3) A minimum of 3.0 GPA

4) Current enrollment as a full-time student at LACC 5)Must be a California resident

Semester Awarded: Spring

Deadline to Apply: March 27, 2013


The Eugene McKnight Story

This scholarship was established in 1989 by Professor McKnight, who was chairman of the Philosophy Department. The scholarship is designed to provide assistance to a second-year student at LACC who has the potential and the desire to go on to a four- year college and major in Philosophy.

Professor McKnight retired from Los Angeles City College in 1972, and moved to Dana Point, California. He began his retirement career by serving on the Citizens’ Advisory Board for Saddleback Community College until 1977. He was elected to the Saddleback’s Board of Trustees and served in that capacity from 1977 to 1985. Professor McKnight died in 1993.