The Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) is proud to announce the winners of the Robert A. Heinlein Tax Revolution Scholarship competition. The first-place prize goes to Kenneth Adams of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Adams, a high-school senior at the time of his submission, will receive a $2,500 scholarship to pursue his studies in economics and political science at American University.

The second-place scholarship prize of $1,500 goes to Liz Wolfe of Washington, DC, a junior at the College of William and Mary, who is majoring in government. In addition, two honorable mention prizes of $500 in scholarship funds will be awarded to Zachary VandeGuchte and Regen Ainley of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Saline, Michigan, respectively.

The scholarship monies will be given directly to the winning students’ scholastic institutions to cover the students’ materials and tuition fees.

About the Robert A. Heinlein Tax Revolution Scholarship Contest

The competition called for current high-school seniors and college students to write a 1,000 to 2,000-word essay on one of two prompts regarding tax reform in the United States. Students were required to submit their essays by Tax Day, April 18, 2016, in order to qualify for consideration.

When TRI’s essay contest was first announced at the annual International Students for Liberty Conference in February, TRI Executive Director Dan Johnson spoke of the need to engage young people in the nation’s tax-reform discussion.

“Student conferences and scholarship opportunities are keys to reaching the next generation of leaders,” he said. “We know that young people are starting to feel the economic effects of the burdensome US tax system, [and] we want to give students a chance to voice their concerns and propose real solutions.”

About the Tax Revolution Institute

The Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3)-pending organization dedicated to promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity at all levels of the US tax system, while researching and developing simple and innovative tax-reform solutions to advance freedom and prosperity for all Americans.

Through FOIA requests, briefings, testimonies, advocacy, research studies, white papers, and educational programs, TRI will expose corruption, fraud, and incompetence within the US tax system. It will provide educational tools and resources for tax accountability to policy makers, grassroots organizations, and the American public.