Wheaton College Center for Faith, Politics & Economics (FPE) Scholars


Congratulations to the Summer 2016 FPE Scholars

Luke Nelessen

Abigail Guidera

Alice Zhang

FPE Scholar Opportunities 

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If you become a FPE Scholar in a collaborative student faculty research opportunity, you will work directly with a faculty member on topics that contribute to best practices in political economy. FPE Scholars will conduct research on a topic where politics and economic market practices converge.  This year's research topic is, "Evangelical Approaches to Poverty Relief,"  with Professor Bryan McGraw.  An outcome of no less than a paper which may contribute to a paper presentation at a professional conference meeting, and/or a published paper with your faculty mentor is expected. The research may be conducted in the US or abroad. International experiences must register with GEL. Student will receive payment per hour for up to 40 hrs/week for 9 weeks, for a maximum of $3,500. For more information, see the brochure (PDF).


To apply to be a 2016 FPE Scholar, download the application at your convenience (PDF) or stop by the POL/IR or B/EC offices located in the MSC to pick up a hard copy.


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