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Lincoln Scholars Program

Challenging Books, Authentic Conversations

Applications for the Lincoln Scholars program are now open. Learn how to apply.

Good Books Build CharacterLincoln Scholars (Certificate in Political Thought) is a 15-credit certificate program for 1st and 2nd year students who want to explore the great questions of moral and political life in a context of intellectual and political diversity. Key points of the program include: small seminar classes on foundational texts; an intellectually and politically diverse set of readings, students, and faculty; and an intellectual community of students and scholars outside of the classroom.

Lincoln Scholars Program: Challenging Books, Authentic Conve

Learn more about Lincoln Scholars from program director Thomas Merrill in this video.

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Learn more about Thomas Merrill, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Associate Director of the Political Theory Institute at American University.
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Inaugural Lincoln Scholar Lecture Finds Lessons in Declaration of Independence

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