Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Student Programs

The Ashbrook Center’s plans for strengthening constitutional self-government through undergraduate student education will require private philanthropic support totaling $7 million over the next three years. Several named and commemorative donor opportunities exist for individuals, corporations and foundations that share the Center’s vision for the future of our country.

Washington, DC Internship Program ($3,000,000): Establish a semester-long internship program in Washington, DC, offering courses taught by Ashland University faculty and making life-changing internship experiences that foster the growth of leadership possible for Ashbrook Scholars.

Endowed Named Internship (30 needed at $150,000 each): Create a named endowed fund to support an internship for an Ashbrook Scholar each year.

Endowed Named Scholarship (15 needed at $150,000 each): Create a named endowed fund to support a scholarship to compete for the brightest students from around the country.

Scholarship and Internship (40 needed at $45,000 each): For three years, support the scholarship and internship for a student in the Ashbrook Scholar Program.

On-Line Webinars ($750,000): Create a continuing series of high quality on-line seminars for high school students in classrooms across the country, fostering a better understanding of our original founding documents and the principles of American constitutional self-government to cultivate the educated citizenry that the founders envisioned.

Annual Support of Programs for Students ($2,500,000): Provide the critical annual support needed for the Ashbrook Scholar program to prepare principled leaders for America’s future.

Teacher Programs

The Ashbrook Center’s plans for strengthening constitutional self-government through teacher education will require private philanthropic support totaling $8.25 million over the next three years. Several named and commemorative donor opportunities exist for  individuals, corporations and foundations that share the Center’s vision for the future of our country.

Named Program in Philadelphia ($750,000): For three years, provide support to establish an annual summer program in historic Philadelphia to attract more teachers to the program and allow them to study at the site where our Declaration of Independence and Constitution were drafted. No other university offers graduate level courses on the American founding at this important historic site.

Scholarships for Teachers Studying in Philadelphia (50 needed at $30,000 each): For three years, provide scholarships for teachers who otherwise would not be able to  participate in this high-quality program.

On-Line Webinars (2 needed at $750,000 each): Create a series of on-line continuing education webinars for non-degree tracked teachers from across the nation to improve their capacity to teach the enduring principles of our American founding to the next generation.

Web Sites ($450,000): Provide annual support to develop and maintain comprehensive,
interactive classroom tools that teachers need to teach their students about the importance of the American founding.

Endowed Named Fellowships (25 needed at $180,000 each): Create a named endowed scholarship fund to provide financial resources for teachers across the country wishing to study in our rigorous programs.

Endowed Named Faculty Chairs (2 needed at $1,000,000 each): Create a named endowed chair to support the recruitment of excellent scholars in American History and  Government to support the expansion of program quality and capacity in this campaign.

Annual Support of Programs for Teachers ($1,250,000): Provide the funds necessary to support the Center’s current programs for teachers.

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