The Values & Capitalism Young Scholar Award program seeks to foster high-quality academic research and writing by awarding $5,000 scholarships to up to six undergraduate students—preferably rising juniors or seniors—studying public policy or economics. Students are awarded scholarships for demonstrating significant promise in their field of research and a commitment to AEI’s mission of expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise.
With the guidance of a faculty advisor, selected students will pursue original research on an issue of public policy, economics, or political theory throughout the 2018-19 academic year. In April 2019, Young Scholars will travel to D.C. to defend their work before panels of experts, and their final projects will be published on the Values & Capitalism website.
Past V&C Young Scholars have submitted proposals on a variety of different topics, including: the economic impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordan; the use of microfinance in furthering economic development; and how private and public sectors can partner to alleviate homelessness. You can read more about the most recent Young Scholar projects here.
Applications are no longer being accepted. Click here for more information.
Questions may be directed to Aryana Petrosky at Aryana.Petrosky@aei.org.