Student Programs

Summer Seminars
For over 20 years, Independent has offered its weeklong Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars for high school and college students. Each seminar is a rigorous study in economics, history, law and philosophy. We are planning a new series for 2018.
Internships for current and recent college students are available throughout the year at the Independent Institute's Oakland, California headquarters. Interns assist Institute staff in the Acquisitions, Development, Marketing & Communications, Publications, and Research departments.
Essay Contest
The Independent Institute has sponsored essay competitions for college and high-school age students and faculty, but no contest is currently scheduled.
View past winners.
Independent Scholarship Fund
ISF is a partnership made possible by funding from foundations, corporations, community organizations, and individuals which offers up to $1,500 per year for K-12 private school tuiton assistance for students in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.