McLane Scholars Program student participants say "thank you" to Grady Rosier of the McLane Company for providing the funding for the program.
Video: Fall 2015 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Spring 2016 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Fall 2016 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Spring 2017 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Fall 2017 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Spring 2018 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Fall 2018 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Spring 2019 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Fall 2019 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Spring 2020 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
Video: Fall 2020 Reading Group Says "Thank You"
APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2021 OPENING SOON
The Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise supports the intellectual development of students interested in the intersections of entrepreneurship, economics and public policy. The goal is to be a national leader in this area through research, teaching and informing public policy. The Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise is honored to sponsor the McLane Scholars Program.
Grady Rosier, CEO of McLane Company, initiated funding for this program at Baylor University, which gives students from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to meet on a weekly basis to discuss ideas in a reading group. The reading group is an effort to engage a select group of students who are interested in graduate studies or careers that explore the implications of different sets of scholarly ideas that shape the broader social order.
The McLane Scholars Program is a one semester, non-credit reading group where participants will read and discuss selections from classic works in political economy and from contemporary scholars that address the relationships between and among entrepreneurship, economic freedom and social progress.
Fall 2021 Theme: TBD
Fall 2021 Theme Description: TBD
Fall 2021 Reading Material: TBD
Fall 2021 Meetings: TBD
Fall 2021 Summit: Summit day and time TBD.
The McLane Scholars Program at Baylor University complements similar programs launched concurrently by the O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University, the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, and the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics at University of Central Arkansas. All four groups will examine the same set of readings and interact with one another through social media and the Fall 2021Summit - TBD.
Participants will meet weekly and each session will be a Socratic discussion facilitated by a Baylor University faculty member whose role will be to pose questions and encourage participation from each member of the group.
Students apply for the opportunity to become McLane Scholars and, if accepted, will receive a $1,000 award upon successful completion of the program. The criteria for a successful completion of the program is as follows:
- Regular attendance to weekly meetings.
- Attend the McLane Summit, TBD.
- Participate in filming of short, "thank you" video to the program sponsors. Details will be provided at a later date. See the video links at the top of the page for previous "thank you" videos.
The deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2021 McLane Scholars Program is TBD.
Interested applicants can contact the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise with any questions by Email.
To apply, please complete the Fall 2021 McLane Scholars Program application.
Fall 2021 Theme: TBD
Spring 2021 Theme: Economics, Evolution, and the Environment
Fall 2020 Theme: Exploring Inequality
Spring 2020 Theme: Paternalism
Fall 2019 Theme: The Past, Present, and Future of Work
Spring 2019 Theme: Economics and Knowledge
Fall 2018 Theme: The Role of Government in a Free Society
Spring 2018 Theme: Freedom and Human Flourishing: Poverty, Prosperity & Quality of Life around the World
Fall 2017 Theme: Economics and Social Issues: Markets and the Marginalized
Spring 2017 Theme: Cities, Local Government, and Local Governance
Fall 2016 Theme: Markets and Morality
Spring 2016 Theme: Markets and Economic Development: Does Capitalism Help the Poor?
Fall 2015 Theme: Classic and Contemporary Controversies in Political Economy
Spring 2015 Theme: Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship