Winners for the 2010 Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest were announced Monday, September 27, 2010. No essay contest has been announced for 2011. For updates on other student programs, sign up to receive The Lighthouse, the Independent Institute’s weekly email newsletter, here.
Created in 1974, the Olive W. Garvey Fellowships were offered biennially from 1982 until 2007. Since 2008 the contest has been sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.
2010 Templeton Fellowship Winners
“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” Frederic Bastiat (18011850)
Assuming Bastiat is correct, what ideas or reforms could be developed that would make people better aware that government wants to live at their expense?
Junior Faculty Division Winners
|First Prize||($10,000)||Evgeniy Gentchev, Northwood University|
Student Division Winners
|First Prize||($2,500)||Chen Sheng, Wesleyan College|
|Second Prize||($1,500)||Mats Ekman, Stockholm University|
|Third Prize||($1,000 each)||Alicia Constant, Patrick Henry College
George Hawley, University of Houston (tie)
Jed Holtzman, Concordia University
Arianna Thurow, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Brian Williams, University of California, Riverside
Katharine Hart, University of Cambridge
Alyssa Studebaker, Northwood University
Holly Priest, Williams S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jonathan Bean, Professor of History, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Benjamin Powell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Suffolk University
Aeon Skoble, Professor of Philosophy, Bridgewater State University
The 2010 contest drew applicants from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Macedonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the United States.