Learn Liberty

Now it’s your turn to make a video (or write an essay), and enter it into a contest. You might win recognition and a financial award. Also apply for a scholarship to help pay for your education and research. Visit LibertyGuide for more options.


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    Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest – Ayn Rand Institute

    Write an essay on one of three selected topics in Atlas Shrugged. More than 80 prizes, from $50 to $10,000.

    Eligible: Grade-12 students, college undergraduates, and graduate students

    Deadline: October 24, 2014


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    Hayek Fund for Scholars – Institute for Humane Studies

    Awards of up to $750 for career-advancing activities. Open to undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue academic careers that will contribute to the understanding of the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society or to the understanding of the classical liberal or libertarian tradition.

    Eligible: Graduate students and untenured faculty members

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    Hayek Fund for Future Scholars – Institute for Humane Studies
    The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars reimburses individuals interested in pursuing a career in the ideas of liberty up to $300 of their graduate application fees.
    Eligible: Undergraduates and recent graduates applying for full-time doctorate program
    Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
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    Humane Studies Fellowship – Institute for Humane Studies

    Awards from $2,000 to $15,000 to students embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. Fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

    Eligible: Graduate students and outstanding undergraduates

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    MA Fellowship Program – Mercatus Center

    A fellowship program for students in George Mason University’s MA economics program who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy.