Subject: Essay Writing Competition
Essay Level: Undergraduate (present and future)
Scholarship Provider: John Templeton Foundation
Scholarships can be taken at: Any country (Worldwide)
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.
- 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
- 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.
Contest winners Awards
- First Place $10,000
- Second Place $5,000
- Third Place $2,000
- Fourth Place $1,500
- Fifth Place $1,000
The application form can be found here (pdf). International Student Essay Contest
For more information on ISI's Culture of Enterprise Initiative, please contact its director, Dr. Rich Brake, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct all inquiries to email@example.com.
Essay Submission Deadline for 2011 Contest: December 31, 2011
Essay Open to International Applicants: Yes
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