Know any young, aspiring, bright college students or recent grads who could use a crash course on the Founding, the Civil War, and American political thought? If so, let them know about the Claremont Institute and its annual Publius Fellowship—not only do the students receive a nice stipend and stay in one of the most beautiful spots in America (Newport Beach, CA), but they get to participate in a two week seminar on the great questions in American history from some of the nation's leading scholars.
One way to figure out if your relative or friend would benefit (aside from the beach time and the stipend): ask them if they know the origins of the name of the fellowship.
I was a student in a similar Claremont Institute program, and I've had the pleasure of making a guest appearance in another. I can personally attest to the great intellectual excitement to be had arguing over the meaning of federalism, judicial review, the Reconstruction Amendments, or the rise of the New Deal state, with fellow students and faculty. It is amazing to me that you or a lucky relative can even be paid to have such fun.
The announcement follows:
Applications for the Claremont Institute’s annual Publius Fellowship are now available. I attach this year’s fellowship application and brochure. Further details can also be found HERE. This year’s program will run from June 22-July 7, and will be held in Newport Beach, CA. The application deadline is March 2, 2012.
The Publius Fellowship is for rising college seniors, recent college graduates heading to law school or graduate school, graduate students, and young professionals working in policy, journalism, or the think-tank world. The fellowship is a two-week crash course in American political thought and statesmanship, with a particular focus on the Founding, Lincoln & The Civil War, Progressivism, and Modern Liberalism & Conservatism.
We offer a stipend of $1500 and will cover travel expenses. If you know of any young, bright, conservative, ambitious aspiring public intellectuals that you think might be a good fit, please pass along the application and encourage them to apply.