Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program 2015

The Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program is an intensive, one-week public policy seminar from June 26 – July 3, 2015 in Washington, DC for students from Christian colleges and universities. Honors students will attend small, discussion-based classes led by AEI scholars and other thought leaders on topics of public policy, economics, and faith, and will have opportunities to sharpen their professional skills through career coaching and networking events. Candidates may apply to join one of two program tracks:

1) The Morality of Democratic Capitalism

Art Carden, Assistant Professor of Economics, Samford University
John Larrivee, Associate Professor of Economics, Mount St. Mary’s University
Charles Murray
, W.H. Brady Scholar, AEI
Jay Richards, Senior Fellow, The Discovery Institute
Stephen Smith, Professor of Economics and Business, Gordon College

2) An Anti-Poverty Policy Agenda

Kevin Corinth, Research Fellow in Economic Policy Studies, AEI
Michael Q. McShane, Research Fellow in Education Policy Studies, AEI
Angela Rachidi, Research Fellow, Poverty Studies, AEI
Mike Strain, Resident Scholar in Economic Policy Studies, AEI
Brad Wilcox, Visiting Scholar, AEI; Director, National Marriage Project, UVA

Other confirmed guest speakers include:
Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, Political Corner, AEI
Arthur Brooks, President, AEI
Anne Bradley, Vice President of Economic Initiatives, The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
Toby Stock, Vice President, Development and Academic Programs, AEI

Attendees will receive a $250 stipend, housing, and meals on class days. All Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program students will first attend the Values & Capitalism Summer Conference from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, 28 and will begin honors classes on Monday, June 29. Transportation expenses will be covered through the Summer Conference travel voucher, which is based on distance from Washington, DC. Accepted students may schedule travel out of Washington, DC on Saturday, July 4 or Sunday, July 5.

Note: If you are accepted into the Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program, you will be automatically accepted into the Values & Capitalism Summer Conference and do not need to submit a separate application. Students who are not accepted into the Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program will be automatically considered for the Values & Capitalism Summer Conference and do not need to submit a separate application.

Early Decision Deadline: January 16 , 2015
Regular Decision Deadline: February 27, 2015
Final Decision Deadline: April 3, 2015

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM

Application instructions:

  • You must submit a resume, unofficial transcripts, a 500-word writing sample, and a cover letter explaining 1) your interest in faith and free enterprise and 2) why you want to be a Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program student.
  • You must secure a recommendation from a faculty member at their college or university in order to apply. Faculty members may send their recommendations to vandc@aei.org.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should be current undergraduates. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.
  • Applicants must have a brief recommendation from a faculty member at their college or university.
  • International students are eligible.
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