The Libertas Scholars Program at Providence directs students who have a passion for the liberal arts (history, English, language, art, and economics) to embark on a course of study focused on the humanities. Students successfully completing the Libertas Program will graduate as designated Libertas Scholars.

The program is directed by Mr. Bruce Rottman, a master teacher who has taught humanities, history, American government, and economics classes to students in Christian and independent college preparatory high schools since 1980. He was the recipient of the NASDAQ Award presented to the top five economic educators in the nation in 2000 and was twice the recipient of awards presented by the Wisconsin Council on Economic Education. Mr. Rottman lectures for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Young America’s Foundation (YAF). He holds a masters degree in international relations from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree in history and a secondary education teaching credential from Calvin College. He joined the Providence faculty in 2009.

Students interested in becoming a Libertas Scholar must complete the attached application. Commitment to this program should not be taken lightly; the coursework will be intentionally challenging, with a view to adequately prepare students to undertake further studies in related fields. The ideal applicant will have demonstrated aptitude in their humanities (English and history) classes, be willing to participate in discussions, and have the desire to be challenged in their leadership skills and academic ability