Essay Contest Asks Scholars to Examine Virtue, Freedom, and Civil Society
The Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest, an
international competition open to college students and untenured
college teachers under 36 years old, is asking this year's contestants
to examine the relationship between freedom, virtue, and civil society.
Cash prizes will be awarded for outstanding essays on the following
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become
corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." ~ Benjamin
Which virtues contribute the most toward achieving freedom, and how
can the institutions of civil society encourage the exercise of those
The deadline is May 1, 2009.
For more information on the contest, including prizes, please click here.