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Announcing Young Voices’ Campus Pundit Scholars

Since 2016, Young Voices has been rewarding college students for publishing pro-liberty op-eds in their university newspapers through our Campus Pundit Program. This semester, we decided to shake things up by adding a scholarship component to the program, rewarding a total of $1,750 to the top three students who present an interesting perspective that might otherwise go unheard.

Today, I’m excited to announce the winners of our Campus Pundit Scholarship as well as their articles.

First Place
Amelia Irvine is a junior at Georgetown University studying government and economics. She is the president of Georgetown’s Network of Enlightened Women, a conservative and libertarian women’s group; the president of Love Saxa, a healthy relationships group; and the sponsorship director for the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life. In her winning piece for The Hoya, Amelia boldly argues that her campuses’ gun-free zone policy endangers the very students that it’s meant to protect. >Read her piece

Second Place
Razi Lane serves as senior class president at Hillsdale College, where he will graduate with degrees in politics and history. He interned at The Heritage Foundation in 2016, is a member of Young Americans for Freedom, and will attend law school at the University of Notre Dame in the fall. In his second-place piece for the Collegian, Razi tackles retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ recent New York Times op-ed arguing for a repeal of the Second Amendment. >Read his piece

Third Place
Andre DuBois IV is a senior majoring in petroleum engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who will be graduating in August. He is currently serving his second year as activism director of his school’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter and is also a pro-liberty columnist for his university newspaper. In his third-place piece for The Vermillion, Andre tackles common myths about concealed carry. >Read his piece

Young Voices Launches Spring Campus Pundit Program

Last fall, Young Voices launched our Campus Pundit Program, rewarding students for advocating for free speech on their college campus. Thanks to the talented work of our applicants and editing team, 18 op-eds were placed in student newspapers across the U.S. at notable schools including Berkeley, William & Mary, the University of Michigan, Clemson, and the University of Alabama.

Young Voices is pleased to announce that we are bringing the program back in the spring with a focus on investigative journalism. From speech-stifling administrators to spendthrift student governments, there is a lot that goes unnoticed at universities today. Young Voices will reward any student who can successfully place an article promoting transparency in their student or local newspaper with $50.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.

We’re Doubling the Offer

Last month, Young Voices announced the launch of our Campus Pundit Program, offering current U.S. students a $50 commission to publish a pro-liberty op-ed in their student newspaper. Today, I’m pleased to announce that we’re doubling the offer for articles promoting free speech.

There’s no question that the 2015-16 school year was one of the most depressing for student activism in recent history. From Yale to Mizzou and beyond, students across the United States have started calling for “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” over free speech and the exchange of ideas. Now, more than ever before, it is critical that pro-liberty student writers are empowered to make the moral case for freedom.

That’s why Young Voices will reward any current undergraduate or graduate student in the United States $100 for successfully publishing an op-ed in his or her student newspaper defending the principles of free speech. Click here to learn more.