2019 National Leadership Forum at Harding University - Searcy Arkansas

If you want to explore the economic and cultural principles that helped build the foundation of US civilization, join FEE this summer at the National Leadership Forum at Harding University.

Harding University


March 12 – March 12, 2020


Our affordable pricing is thanks to our very generous donors!

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Taste the college experience

Experience college life on campus for 3 days & 3 nights. Spend the night in the dorms, dine cafeteria-style at the dining hall, and learn in the same lecture halls as college students.

Make new friends & have some fun

We bring in the most engaging speakers from across the country, and employ team-based challenges and games to make the experience extra fun!

Take away skills that are relevant to YOU

When you return to school or go off to college, you’ll have the intellectual tools you need to create value for your community and be more successful in your personal and professional goals.

Learning Objectives

We’re committed to excellence. This is what your child will master after spending 3 days with our world-class team.

The Economic Mindset

Master a new perspective of interpreting the world.

Learn what it means to see the world from an economic perspective, and come away with a mastery of concepts including scarcity, individual choice, opportunity cost, and incentives.

How and Why Markets Work

Get an in-depth understanding of how markets impact the world we live in.

Learn about how wealth is created, and how emergent order, trade, and competition create prosperity in society—and pull people out of poverty.

Rules and Institutions

Discover which rules and institutions work, and why.

Learn why property rights and rule of law are necessary to human flourishing, and why top- down, centralized social engineering leads to cronyism and corruption.


Jeffrey A. Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker is a former Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is the Editorial Director at the American Institute for Economic Research, a managing partner of Vellum Capital, the founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, economics adviser to FreeSociety.com, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books.

Grant Brown

Digital Projects Manager

Grant is a project manager for FEE.

Brittany Hunter

Associate Editor

Brittany is a writer and editor for the Foundation for Economic Education. Additionally, she is a co-host of Beltway Banthas, a podcast that combines Star Wars and politics. Brittany believes that the most effective way to promote individual liberty and free-market economics is by telling timely stories that highlight timeless principles.

Travel Information

2019 National Leadership Forum at Harding University - Searcy Arkansas

Harding University


March 12 – March 12, 2020


College aged counselors will provide supervision for men's and women's residence halls at all times. Students will be housed in traditional dorm rooms with a roommate of the same gender and share a bathroom with two other same gender students.

Linens are not provided, so students will need to bring bedding (twin sized bedding or sleeping bag), a pillow, and a towel. Bring all toiletries, as well.


Students should plan to arrive Sunday afternoon from 2-4 PM Dinner will be at 5 PM that evening.  All activities will begin at 7 PM Transportation and associated costs are to be arranged by each applicant and/or his sponsor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How advanced are FEE summer programs?

Very Advanced

Can international students apply?

Of course!

How does my child get a visa after they register?

Your student will get a taste of what college life is like by staying overnight on campus throughout the program. Male and female students are housed in separate housing facilities and/or floors. Staff are on campus with students 24/7.

In addition to housing, all meals are provided. Students will dine cafeteria-style on campus and have access to a wide variety of choices to suit almost every diet.

What scholarships are available?


Tuition reimbursement scholarships are available. Students may apply for a tuition reimbursement scholarship once they have paid the full tuition fee during registration. These scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis until seminar registration closes March 31st. Qualifying applicants will be reimbursed the full tuition fee after attending the seminar.

Please note that students awarded tuition reimbursement scholarships are required to complete their online, pre-seminar course before the seminar in order to receive reimbursement.


Through a partnership with the Richard Seth Staley Educational Foundation, we are also able to offer a limited number of travel reimbursement scholarships, which are awarded on a rolling basis. Qualifying applicants will be reimbursed up to $500 in travel expenses after attending the seminar and submitting valid receipts.

Qualifying expenses include airline tickets or mileage reimbursement of 54.5 cents per mile if driving a personal vehicle (IRS mileage reimbursement standard). These scholarships are also paid at the conclusion of the seminar. Rental cars, gas purchases, checked bags (air travel), bus and train tickets are not applicable travel costs.

What is your cancellation policy?


For the Foundation for Economic Education (“FEE”) to continue to provide the best possible seminars and events at a low cost to its participants and to respect our generous donors who fund these programs, it is imperative that we have an accurate attendance count for the 2019 FEE seminar (the “Seminar”). FEE understands that your plans may change. It is important for you to inform us in a timely manner if your student is not able to attend the seminar, so that FEE can minimize any additional expenses that FEE may incur.

By submitting your 2019 seminar registration, you acknowledge and agree that you accept this Cancellation Policy and the terms and conditions hereunder and will comply with the deadlines set forth in the Cancellation Fee Schedule set forth below.


Notice of Cancellation Amount Refunded
30+ days prior to the first day of the seminar $75
30 days - 7 days prior to the first day of the seminar $35
7 days or less prior of the first day of the seminar $0

Notice of participant’s cancellation provided to FEE hereunder (the “Notice”) shall be in writing by email with confirmation of transmission to seminars@FEE.org or by filling out FEE’s web-based Cancellation Form. The Notice is effective only (a) upon receipt by FEE, and (b) if the participant giving the Notice has complied with the requirements of this paragraph.

If you fail to provide FEE with the Notice in accordance with the terms and conditions herein, FEE shall retain the entirety of the entire tuition charge.