ISI Honors Program

The ISI Honors Program is a highly selective undergraduate fellowship that takes you deep into the traditions of liberty. It’s an intellectually immersive experience like no other.

What It’s Like

Imagine gathering with top undergraduates from across the nation for an in-depth, weeklong (and all-expenses-paid) summer conference exploring the conservative intellectual tradition . . .

. . . learning from, being mentored by, and forming friendships with leading professors from many different colleges across many disciplines . . .

. . . being invited to exclusive weekend seminars . . .

. . . forming lifelong friendships with like-minded, intellectually curious students . . .

. . . joining an alumni network that includes scholars, authors, government officials, journalists, attorneys, judges, and more . . .

That’s what the ISI Honors Program is all about. 

Williamsburg, VA

Attend an immersive weeklong summer conference in historic Williamsburg, Virginia

If you are chosen as an ISI Honors Scholar, you will attend an immersive weeklong summer conference with some of the best conservative undergraduates and scholars in the country. This summer’s conference will be held in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, August 1–7.

The application deadline for the 2021–22 ISI Honors Program has passed.

Theme for the 2021 ISI Honors Summer Conference

The Future of History: Recovering Justice, Liberty, and Truth in an Age of Historical Revolt

We are living in an age of revolt in America today. Statues are torn down. History is rewritten.

What is the future of history in an age of historical revolt? What is history’s role in our society and our nation? And how can we reinvigorate a strong sense of historical consciousness and cultural memory?

To answer these important questions, we must do the work of recovering Justice, Liberty, and Truth.

In this year’s ISI Honors Summer Conference, we will take a deep dive in to the conservative intellectual tradition to do just that.

What ISI Honors Scholars Are Saying

“The preparation I received from ISI and specifically the Honors Program is invaluable to me as I progress through college and life, defending the principles I hold dear.”
- Emily Kaib, Vanderbilt University
“One of the most formational intellectual experiences I’ve ever had.”
- Aurora Griffin, Rhodes Scholar
“I discovered an intellectual home at ISI and made lasting friendships. The Honors Program was life changing.”
- Connor Mighell, Baylor University
“My experience at ISI’s Honors Program Summer Conference was one of the most rewarding weeks of my life.”
- Jane Adams, Christendom College
“I can’t think of another place where I’ve encountered so many high-caliber conservative students.”
- Tyler Dobbs, Harvard University

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NOTE: The ISI Honors Program is for undergraduates only.
Graduate and high school applicants will not be considered.