A Lasting Influence: TFAS Summer Program Transforms Student Leaders

After an impactful eight weeks in the nation’s capital, D.C. Academic Internship Program participants joined the TFAS Alumni Network during a closing ceremony on July 29. The cohort of over 250 in-person students and 30 virtual participants heard from a variety of industry professionals this summer on issues like free speech, media bias, capitalism and U.S. foreign relations.

Teaching Freedom Since 1967


The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit that is changing the world by developing leaders for a free society. Our transformational programs teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to students and young professionals in America and around the world.


By offering a portfolio of more than 20 different academic programs, fellowships and seminars, the TFAS Journey helps cultivate future leaders from high school, all the way through to their university studies and professional careers.

Today, there are more than 42,000 TFAS alumni making the difference in their communities and throughout the world by championing the values essential to the preservation and success of a free society.

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The Latest at TFAS


“Miraculous Economics:” TFAS President Roger Ream Accepts 2021 Bradley Prize

Read remarks from TFAS President Roger Ream at the 2021 Bradley Prize awards ceremony hosted by the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation.

Liberty + Leadership News: September 10

TFAS continues to change lives in more ways than one. Read about the TFAS impact in our latest Liberty + Leadership News.

A Match Made at TFAS: Alumni Say “I Do”

Juan and Ali Mejia '14 provide an example of TFAS's long-term impact. The pair met in 2014 when they traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Fall Capital Semester program. Seven years later, they said "I do."

TFAS Events


Milwaukee Dinner and Lecture with Jason Riley

TFAS supporters, friends and local alumni are invited to join us for a dinner featuring Jason Riley, opinion columnist for The Wall Street Journal editorial page, at the Wisconsin Club-City Club on Sept. 27, 2021. As a world-class journalist, Riley will share…

28th Annual TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner

Join us on Nov. 3 as we showcase the projects of our 2021 Novak Fellowship winners, welcome our 2021 Rago Fellow, hear from prominent journalists including Paul Gigot, vice president of the Wall Street Journal.