Students For Liberty's Foundations of Freedom Fellowship is a year-long academic fellowship that provides talented high school students with the opportunity to academically engage the ideas behind liberty and prepare for their college ambitions. Each Fellow is assigned an advisor who specializes in their subject of study (e.g. a college professor or public policy expert). By completing a year-long reading list of scholarly work on liberty, writing a senior thesis about liberty, and accessing Students For Liberty members for college application support, Fellows receive unparalleled opportunities to study the foundations of liberty and prepare for their academic future. The 2008-2009 Foundations of Freedom Fellow, Alex Koren, is currently finishing his senior thesis on the philosophical origins of liberty in the United States, why the philosophy of liberty began to decline in predominance over the course of the United States' history, and how it can be revived.
The 2009-2010 Foundations of Freedom Fellows have been selected. Congratulations to Daniel Cuervo, Dorian Gomberg, and Jacob Arluck! While we only intended to accept two Fellows for the 2009-2010 year, we were so impressed by these three students that we decided to expand the pgoram. You can read about next year's fellows on Students For Liberty's website here. In preparation for the Fellowship, Students For Liberty has partnered with the Foundation for Economic Education to have all Fellows receive an automatic acceptance to Freedom 101, a free summer seminar for high school students on freedom.