American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Summer Honors Program


The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program is an intensive, fully-funded educational and professional development opportunity in Washington, DC, for top undergraduate students. Participants in the program have the chance to connect with the ideas, research, and network of AEI, one of America’s preeminent policy think tanks, by participating in an intensive one-week seminar with an AEI scholar or partner instructor.

The program gathers students from diverse ideological backgrounds for substantive dialogue and debate about the most pressing issues facing the country and world. The core feature of the program is a series of discussion-based seminars that offer participants forums to delve deeply into policy areas of their choice. Outside of the seminars, students participate in briefings with distinguished guests, high-level networking opportunities, and site visits in Washington.


Early Decision: December

Deadline: March

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate student or recent graduate.

How to Apply

Apply on the AEI website.

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