The Douglas G. Arner Academic Freedom Scholarship was established in 2006 to recognize Professor Arner's passion for academic freedom and career achievements in the field of Philosophy. Douglas Arner came to ASU in 1959 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy. He was a pivotal member in establishing the Department of Philosophy, served as chair of the Department from 1962-1972, and taught at ASU for 28 years. Throughout his career, he defended the rights of faculty and students to express their views while also striving to maintain the integrity of the education the department delivered. This scholarship creates a legacy that will benefit many generations of undergraduate students majoring in philosophy.