Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program

Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to help qualified students pay for the ever-rising costs of higher education. Hence they are offering Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program to incoming or current undergraduate and graduate students who display the deep understanding of economics and monetary policy. Two awards will be given as Judged Scholarship Award (up to $2,000) and People’s Choice Award (up to $500) to the winning candidates.

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The scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students with an interest in economics, specifically the tradition of the Austrian school. You do not have to be an economics major to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

How to Apply:

Applying for the scholarship, the candidates should fill out the application form. The link is:

Supporting Documents:

  • Provide proof of current attendance at a high school, college, or university (by submitting, for example, a transcript)
  • Your current resume
  • Essay. Essays should be roughly 1,000 words in length and should answer one of the following questions:
  1. How has the Federal Reserve System helped or hurt the American economy?
  2. Most economists, even those who support private property and free markets, think that money (or monetary services, or money and banking, etc.) is a special good that must be produced and controlled by the government. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
  3. How do you think the free market would handle money if there were no government intervention of any kind
  4. How could America best return to a gold or bi-metallic standard?

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Judged Scholarship Award:
  1. Undergraduate Student First Place: $2,000
  2. Undergraduate Student Runner Up: $1,000
  3. Graduate Student First Place: $2,000
  4. Graduate Student Runner Up: $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award:
  1. First Place: $500

Application Deadline:

The completed application must be submitted by November 1, 2016.

Link for More Information:

Contact information:

For more information about scholarship, email

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