The Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Program
Join other exceptional students and leading conservative intellectuals from all academic disciplines for ISI’s premier, all-expenses-paid, weeklong summer program.
The ISI Honors Program introduces students to Russell Kirk’s masterpiece, The Roots of American Order, a masterful account of the cities and traditions that gave life to Western Civilization. Honors Scholars embark on a journey from Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and to Philadelphia—the five cities Kirk identifies that shape the American order—to explore the principles that hold America together and the forces that can tear it apart.
Graduates of the ISI Honors Program will join an exclusive fellowship of conservative leaders who are equipped and empowered to remedy what ails American institutions today. We aim to cultivate more than influential policymakers; ISI shapes prudent, principled statesmen and women who bring a clear-eyed historical sensibility to their decision-making. Our Honors Fellows go on to shape culture through virtuous leadership in the wide variety of careers they pursue.
The ISI Honors Program is not merely an informational presentation; it is an introduction into a lifelong community of like-minded people. Our top-tier faculty members and speakers join students for the entire week, passing on knowledge and guidance through lectures and discussion groups, and serving as mentors to help to further students’ academic and professional careers.
But the Honors experience does not end after the week. Honors scholars will also be invited to attend additional lectures by leading conservative intellectuals throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Each Honors scholar also has the opportunity to attend ISI’s annual Homecoming weekend as a capstone to the year-long experience and embarks on a lifetime of access to ISI’s many connections and resources.
If you are a hardworking, dedicated, undergraduate conservative leader as of Spring 2024, you are encouraged to apply to the 2024 ISI Honors Program. Applications are due by February 4, 2024. We look forward to reviewing your application!