The Ciocca Center is delighted to welcome 15 new Röpke-Wojtyła fellows to campus during the 2017-18 academic year! 

The Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship is a program to educate future Catholic intellectuals and business leaders in the moral and economic defense of the free enterprise system as instructed by Catholic social thought. It is a call on young Catholics to take up the project of reconstruction of a free and moral society amidst the social tensions of our time, by encouraging the next generation to critically engage in an intellectual tradition they might not otherwise encounter during their studies. This tradition finds its roots in the works of Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the scholastics among others, and spans forward into the Austrian school of economics. Wilhelm Röpke’s humane economics and Karol Wojtyła’s rich anthropology are quasi-contemporary, exemplars of the approach.

The Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowships are awarded to outstanding senior level undergraduate students majoring in a variety of disciplines. 

Röpke-Wojtyła Fellows participate in three one-day colloquia in Washington, DC, with a fourth gathering at Acton University in Grand Rapids, MI at the close of the year. At all these events, students will interact with exceptional and inspiring scholars.

  • Röpke-Wojtyła Fellows receive a fellowship of $5,000 in two installments.
  • Additionally, all expenses (travel, lodging, and food) to participate in the colloquia are covered.
  • We will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year beginning in February 2018. Please check back then for information on how to apply.

Inquiries should be sent to: attention Dr. Frederic Sautet, co-founder of the Ciocca Center and Executive Director of the Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship.