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Mannkal Scholarship Program
Applications for the 2024 Mannkal Scholarship Program are now closed.
Participation in a one year Mannkal Scholarship Program includes 10-12 local seminars and events, entrepreneurship training, employability skills development, conference opportunities and an invitation to apply for internships both domestically and abroad. Mannkal covers the full cost of these opportunities for tertiary students.
Our program starts mid-February and is complementary to your tertiary studies. It includes an online economics course that can be completed in your own time over the summer break. During semester our seminars generally do not clash with your classes and any interstate conferences you attend will be on the weekends. Internship placements are during semester breaks.
The Mannkal Scholarship Program is open to Western Australian tertiary students studying any subject. We are always looking for enthusiastic students interested in philosophy, economics or public policy, however students from any discipline are welcome to apply.
Mannkal believes that exceptional character leads to success. We are committed to developing and growing all students who walk through our doors.
Follow us on Facebook to keep in touch with event and seminar announcements and information regarding future Mannkal Scholarships and conference opportunities. Applications for the following year’s Scholarship Program generally open late September to early October.
To be eligible for enrolment in the Mannkal Scholarship Program, you must:
- Be enrolled as a student in a tertiary course at an approved Western Australian institution for the duration of the Scholarship Program;
- Hold either Australian citizenship or permanent residency*;
- Be based in Western Australia.
* In very rare circumstances an exception may be made for international students. This is entirely at the discretion of the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation. International students are very welcome to attend our seminars and events.
Above all, Mannkal values initiative and enthusiasm for a free and open society. We consider students from across all courses and backgrounds. Course marks are one consideration, but this should not exclude students who have made contributions in other areas.
A formal study of economics and public policy may be beneficial for applicants, but a keen interest and awareness of the philosophical concepts behind these subjects is more important.
Places are subject to availability and may change without notice.
During the application process, you will be expected to submit a cover letter, your CV and a questionnaire and/or short essay. If you qualify, you will then be invited in for an interview.
Mannkal Scholarships are highly sought after, and places are strictly limited. Please ensure that you follow all directions when applying.
Our host organisations develop custom programs for Mannkal Scholars which may differ from the offerings advertised on their respective websites. Information in the links above are intended as a guide only. Internships at our partner organisations are not paid positions, however Mannkal Scholarships cover all necessary expenses to support the internship.
Niamh Finneran Loader Prize for Writing
The Spectator Australia
Capitaf Summer Course – Vermont, USA
Free to Choose Network
June 25 – July 3, 2023
Public Choice Theory Winter School – Perth
University of Notre Dame Australia
June 26 – July 7, 2023
Freedom to Choose Conference – Perth
University of Notre Dame Australia / Mannkal
July 4, 2023
ALS Friedman Conference – Sydney
Australian Libertarian Society
July 7 – July 9, 2023
Reason and Power Summer Seminar – Chicago, USA
The Great Connections
July 22 – July 29, 2023
Freedom Week – Cambridge, UK
Institute of Economic Affairs
August 21 – August 27, 2023
Samuel Griffith Society Conference – Sydney
Samuel Griffith Society
August 25 – August 27, 2024
Liberty & Society Conference – Perth
Centre for Independent Studies
March 8 – 10, 2024