Political Studies Program
Washington, DC — June 21, 2015 – August 1, 2015

Learn the theory and practice of politics from the greatest texts in history, the finest teachers in the country, and the prominent political figures of today at a full-scholarship, six-week program for college students. Apply by February 9, 2015.

Economic Policy Studies Program
Washington, DC — August 2, 2015 – August 15, 2015

Consider the fundamental questions of political economy with this fully funded, two-week seminar led by National Affairs editor Yuval Levin for college undergraduates. Apply by February 9, 2015.

War Studies Program
Washington, DC — July 25, 2015 – August 7, 2015

Learn alongside academic and military leaders, and engage with challenging coursework on national security with this fully funded, two-week seminar led by the Institute for the Study of War. Apply by February 9, 2015.

The Political Thought of Abraham Lincoln
New York City — August 2, 2015 – August 7, 2015

Explore Lincoln’s mind—the great intellectual problems he faced, the ideas he defended, and the kind of democracy he thought was worth saving—with distinguished historian Allen C. Guelzo in this Advanced Institute. Stipends provided. Apply by February 9, 2015.

Lessons of the Iraq War
Washington, DC — August 9, 2015 – August 15, 2015

Study the strategic and moral lessons of America’s long involvement in Iraq in this week-long Advanced Institute with policy expert Vance Serchuk. Stipends provided. Apply by February 9, 2015.

History Scholars
New York City — February 8, 2015 – April 12, 2015

Study American history with distinguished historians and policy experts with a free elective course for high school students, hosted by the New-York Historical Society. Stipend and SAT prep provided. Apply by December 22, 2014.

Our Programs

Political Studies Program

The Political Studies Program Seminar is a full-scholarship, six-week summer program for exceptional college students in the theory and practice of politics. In the heart of the nation’s capital, Hertog Fellows study classic texts in political thought, seminal documents of American politics, and selected public policy issues with an outstanding faculty.

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Economic Policy Studies Program

The Hertog Economic Policy Studies Summer Program in Washington, DC is an intensive two-week program run in conjunction with National Affairs magazine. The program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the intersection of theory and practice in our national politics, and particularly in our key economic debates.

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War Studies Program

The Hertog War Studies Summer Program is an intensive two-week, full-scholarship program run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC. The seminar aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces.

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Advanced Institutes

Choose between three Advanced Institutes on public policy and American political thought. Study the strategic and moral lessons of America’s long involvement in Iraq, explore the political thought of Abraham Lincoln, or analyze and debate real-world case studies on the ethics of war.

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History Scholars

Offered in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society, the History Scholars program offers outstanding high school juniors enrolled in a New York City Public School the opportunity to study in a small seminar setting with preeminent American historians and policy experts.

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Undergraduate and Recent Graduates

The Hertog Foundation offers a number of fully funded educational opportunities for college undergraduates and recent graduates. Apply for summer fellowships and week-long seminars in public policy, economics, and national security. Now accepting applications.

High School Students

High school juniors attending New York City Public Schools are invited to apply for a unique elective course on American history. Those selected for the program will receive a stipend and an SAT prep course. Now accepting applications.

Continuing Education

Hertog's Advanced Institutes are short-term seminars designed for advanced students and accomplished professionals with interests in public policy, economics, grand strategy, and American political thought. Now accepting applications.

About Us

The Hertog Foundation is an educational philanthropy whose mission is to bring the very best ideas in defense of Western civilization to a new generation of intellectual and political leaders. The Foundation believes the best way to accomplish this end is through the serious study of the enduring questions, principles, and texts of the Western and American traditions.