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Lincoln Scholars Program

Challenging Books, Authentic Conversations

Applications for the Lincoln Scholars program are open. The application and recommendation letter deadline have been extended to Wednesday, May 4 at Noon (EST). Apply within the Future Eagle portal. Questions about the program may be addressed to the director of the program or to

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.

The Annual Lincoln Scholar Lecture 2021

This Lincoln Scholars Annual Lecture was delivered by Dr. Anika Prather. Dr. Prather is a faculty member at Howard University and has been a prominent advocate for reading classic texts in the light of the African-American tradition and vice versa. She has been published in USA Today and The Point Magazine and quoted in the New York Times. She is the author of Living in the Constellation of the Canon: The Lived Experiences of African-American Students Reading Great Books Literature and holds degrees from Howard University, the University of Maryland, and St. John’s College, Annapolis.

Lincoln Scholars Program: Challenging Books, Authentic Conve

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


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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