Ashbrook Scholar Program

The Ashbrook Scholarship is a $2,000 annual and renewable scholarship to Ashland University awarded solely on merit to the most promising students interested in studying politics and history. But it’s so much more than that.

There is a sense of honor attached to being called an “Ashbrook Scholar” because one must work hard to win and keep the title. In the course of their four years at Ashland University, Ashbrook Scholars from across the nation undertake a program of courses and activities that challenge their mettle as students and bring out the best qualities of their character.

The broader purpose of the Ashbrook Scholar Program is to educate principled leaders for America’s future by teaching the principles of free government and promoting the civic virtue necessary to maintain it.

The Ashbrook Scholar Program has achieved a national reputation as one of the finest programs for undergraduate students due to the quality of the students it attracts, the superb faculty who teach them in the classroom, and the dedicated staff who devote an extraordinary amount of time to them outside the classroom. These factors, coupled with a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes the reading of original historical texts and documents, come together to form an undergraduate program in politics and history that cannot be found anywhere else.

To learn more about the Ashbrook Scholar Program or to apply, visit www.AshbrookScholar.org.

About the Ashbrook Academy in Political Economy

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The Ashbrook Academy in Political Economy is a summer program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who share a deep interest in the relationship that exists between economics and good government.

We often discuss the Founding Fathers’ plan for government in America, but what plans did they make for America’s economic future? How were their economic plans related to the form of government they chose and vice versa? In this academy, we will explore these questions in light of two important works published in 1776: the Declaration of Independence and Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations.

The Academy meets for three days (July 22-24, 2019) at the Ashbrook Center on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio immersing participants in a study of the biggest economic challenges that faced our young Republic through a discussion-based curriculum based on a deep analysis of primary sources.