The MacArthur Foundation sees each of these fellowships as “an investment in a person’s originality, insight, and potential.” Founders George and Annemarie Roeper believed that all human beings have two central tasks: to come to understand themselves and to discover how they will contribute to the world. When Fellows and students engage in meaningful and constructive dialogue and substantive hands-on collaboration, both can benefit. Ultimately, this program aims to address the needs and passions of the students for they may be our next generation of MacArthur Fellows- the writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, and entrepreneurs who go into the world unabashed in their commitment to making something a little bit better so that our collective energies might improve human society today and in the future.
The intention is to support the organic development of projects that link Roeper students with MacArthur Fellows. The content shared and the divisions that participate depend upon the area of study and on the vision that teachers and students have for their work. Depending on the Fellow and his/her desires and constraints, the format of the visits vary.
We are grateful for the generous support of a Roeper School alumnus whose vision and gift has made this program possible.