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