Grove City College will host the Austrian Student Scholars Conference on February 16-17, 2024. Open to undergraduates and graduate students in any academic discipline, the ASSC will bring together students from colleges and universities across the country and around the world to present their own research papers written in the tradition of Austrian School intellectuals such as Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Murray Rothbard, and Hans Sennholz. Accepted papers will be presented in a regular conference format to an audience of students and faculty. This year, keynote lectures will be delivered by Dr. Sandra Klein and Dr. Peter Klein.

Cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 will be awarded for the top three papers, respectively, judged by a select panel of Grove City College faculty. Hotel accommodations will be provided to all students who travel to the ASSC to present their papers and limited stipends are available for travel expenses. Students should submit their proposals to present a paper to conference director, Dr. Jeffrey Herbener (jmherbener@gcc.edu), by January 15th, 2024. To be eligible for the cash prizes, finished papers should be submitted to the Director by February 1st, 2024.

The Austrian Student Scholar’s Conference is made possible through donations by our sponsors – Andrew S. Korim, Thomas E. Woods, Jr., the Richard E. Fox Foundation, and the U.S. Justice Charitable Foundation.


In 1956, J. Howard Pew hired Hans Sennholz, the young protégé of the Dean of Austrian economists Ludwig von Mises, to head the economics department at Grove City College. Under his direction, Grove City College became the world’s leading undergraduate institution for the study of Austrian economics. At commencement in 1957, GCC awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Mises.  Five years after Mises died in 1973, his widow, Margit von Mises, was asked by their friend, Hans Sennholz, to make GCC permanent home to his papers. Since 1978, the 20,000 page Mises Archive at GCC has already been the source of four books of his previously unpublished manuscripts.


Located 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the campus of Grove City College comprises over 150 beautifully landscaped acres, divided into two sections by Wolf Creek – Lower Campus and Upper Campus. Designed in the 1930s by the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, the Upper Campus houses the spectacular Staley Hall. Completed in 2003, Staley is a beautiful, state-of-the-art teaching facility and the site of the Austrian Student Scholars Conference.

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