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Scholarship in Classical Liberal Thought

Announcing the

Scholarship in Classical Liberal Thought

of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics

A scholarship of up to $5000


The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics announces a scholarship competition for academically gifted undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in and facility with some ideas or writers in the classical liberal tradition. Broadly speaking, this tradition upholds voluntarism in human relations; respect for individual personal and property rights; a commitment to free market institutions; a defense of limited, accountable, and transparent government; and the support of freedom, peace, and prosperity. There are many thinkers linked with this tradition. It includes not only Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, and Benjamin Constant, but also diverse writers such as Frederic Bastiat, Henry David Thoreau, Herbert Spencer, Rose Wilder Lane, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich von Hayek, Milton Friedman, Murray Rothbard, Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick, and many other writers and scholars still active today. This Scholarship is intended to identify exemplary continuing Georgia State undergraduate students with an interest in this tradition for the purpose of assisting such students with their undergraduate studies at Georgia State. The winner(s) of this scholarship will be required to sign up for one independent study course for each term of the award, as designated by the Scholarship Review Committee, at one credit hour per term. The winner(s) will then work closely with Dr. A.I. Cohen and/or Dr. A.J. Cohen in further research on classical liberal themes during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The call for applications for the 2013-2014 academic year will be posted here in Spring 2013.

Past winners of the scholarship:
2012: Matthew Hiltman
2011: Cary Claiborne
2010: Brittney Sovik