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Student Essay Contests

The Independent Institute has over the years sponsored a series of essay contests in order to encourage new and upcoming scholars to explore key topics of liberty. Currently, the Independent Review Essay Contest began in 2023 and the 2024 contest is currently underway. The Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contests were offered annually from 2008 to 2010. The Olive W. Garvey Fellowships were offered biennially from 1974 until 2007.

The Independent Review Essay Contest (2023– )

The Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest (2008–2010)

The Olive W. Garvey Fellowship Competition (1974–2007)

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