November 24, 2011

International Student Essay Contest by Culture of Enterprise Initiative of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)

International Student Essay Contest by Culture of Enterprise Initiative of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)- $10,000 Star Prize (2011)

Subject: Essay Writing Competition
Essay Level: Undergraduate (present and future)
Scholarship Provider: John Templeton Foundation
Scholarships can be taken at: Any country (Worldwide)

Essay Description
Essay Topic: "Can Character and Communities Survive in an Age of Globalization?"
How can free market reforms alleviate global poverty? Does globalization destroy human dignity? What are the cultural underpinnings and institutional prerequisites for a "humane" market economy? These are just a few of the compelling questions that Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is looking for young scholars and students to address in its exciting new Culture of Enterprise Initiative. Funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, this new program will sponsor yearly book, article, and student essay awards that seek to identify and publicize the very best that has been written on economics and culture in order to advance the cause of ordered liberty around the world. Also included in the initiative is a path breaking book series and a new nationwide lecture series.

Present and future full-time undergraduate students who are interested in how to strike the proper balance between economics and ethics, markets and morality are encouraged to participate in the Culture of Enterprise international student essay contest. The Culture of Enterprise Project annually sponsors an international student essay contest on the topic "Can Character and Communities Survive in an Age of Globalization?" The contest is designed to encourage students to reflect on the relationship between free enterprise and the institutions and mores that define a particular culture.

Eligibility
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate, enrolled full-time at a university
  • Essay length is between 2,500 to 3,000 words
  • Essay must be double-spaced
Requirements
  • Essay must be postmarked on or before December 31st.
  • Include two copies of the essay. 
  • Submit form (see below) or a cover letter with the essay copies.
Winning essays are published as an ISI monograph and finalists are honored at the ISI Indianapolis Leadership Conference each Spring.

Contest winners Awards
  • First Place $10,000
  • Second Place $5,000
  • Third Place $2,000
  • Fourth Place $1,500
  • Fifth Place $1,000
Honorable mentions receive a small library of classic texts. Winning essays are published as an ISI monograph and finalists are honored at the ISI Indianapolis Leadership Conference each Spring.

The application form can be found here (pdf). International Student Essay Contest

Contact
For more information on ISI's Culture of Enterprise Initiative, please contact its director, Dr. Rich Brake, at cofe@isi.org. Please direct all inquiries to cofe@isi.org.

Essay Submission Deadline for 2011 Contest: December 31, 2011
Essay Open to International Applicants: Yes

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