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American Enterprise Institute Summer Honors Program

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Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


AEI Summer Honors Program Early Decision Deadline
Thursday, February 1, 2024

AEI Summer Honors Program Final Decision Deadline
Friday, March 1, 2024

About this Fellowship

Sponsored by policy think tank American Enterprise Institute, the Summer Honors Program gathers students from diverse ideological backgrounds for dialogue and debate about the most pressing issues facing the world. The program aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of contemporary public policy challenges, an appreciation for substantive dialogue across ideologies, and the knowledge and network to pursue a career in policy.

Accepted students will live in Washington, DC as they participate in a one-week seminar in a particular area of public policy alongside an AEI scholar or partner. These students will receive a $250 stipend, housing, most meals, and travel reimbursement. Students may apply for multiple courses but will only be admitted to one.

Applicants may also choose to be considered for the five-week Summer Honors Academy. Academy students will participate in a week-long series of roundtable discussions before continuing with courses of their choosing for the remaining four weeks alongside special briefings and a capstone policy debate. Academy participants will receive a $1,250 stipend in addition to housing, meals, and travel reimbursement.

Eligible students must have a graduation date no earlier than the winter preceding the program.

Letters of recommendation should be submitted no later than seven days after each application deadline.

Award Value

Housing, meals, travel reimbursement, and stipend ($250 for Honors Program, $1,250 for Honors Academy).

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled

Minimum Grade Point Average



No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: December 1, 2022

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