- Executive Council ProgramExecutive Councils are groups of up to six students per school who partner with our staff to improve political discourse on their campuses by fostering substantive, nonpartisan conversations on topics related to faith, politics, economics, and society. The program also furthers the intellectual and professional development of participants through intensive, expense-free conferences and other opportunities.Learn More
- Young Scholar Awards ProgramThe Young Scholar Award program seeks to foster high-quality academic research and writing by awarding $5,000 scholarships to up to six undergraduate students each year. Students are awarded scholarships for demonstrating significant promise in their field of research and a commitment to AEI’s mission of defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.Learn More
- Weekend Honors ProgramOur Weekend Honors Program on "Entrepreneurship & Human Flourishing" features hands-on exercises and activities that encourage entrepreneurial thinking. It also provides a unique chance for students to explore questions about personal vocation and calling, as well as the proper role of faith and ethics in business.Learn More
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My involvement with AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life has restored in me hope for the future of America. It is easy to champion the free exchange of ideas in principle; however, it is far more difficult to foster an environment of civil, charitable disagreement for those from all walks of life. AEI strikingly and skillfully fulfills that mission.
The Initiative on Faith & Public Life has given me a foothold in discerning my career as I seek to integrate faith and work in a cohesive way. Through its various programs, it has supported me throughout my personal and professional growth as an undergraduate.
Some of the most challenging and stimulating conversations with my peers have been sparked by panels, book studies, and leadership summits hosted through the Initiative on Faith & Public Life. The Initiative has not only enhanced my academic and professional experience, but has also inspired me to engage policy ideas in a principled way.