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The Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government (CCCG) congratulates nine Menard Tocqueville Family Scholars on their upcoming graduation from the University of Notre Dame. The Menard Family Tocqueville Fellowship Program is a competitive undergraduate scholarship designed to provide students with the opportunity to discuss fundamental issues of politics, culture, business, markets, philosophy, and religion. Fellows participate in colloquia, attend conferences organized by the CCCG and often have the opportunity to meet privately with guest speakers and personalities from political and public life.

The CCCG would like to thank these nine graduates who have actively contributed to the life of the center through the Tocqueville Scholarship.

Patrick Aimone will graduate with a major in political science and minors in constitutional studies, philosophy, politics, and economics, the Hesburgh Program in Public Service, and the Glynn Family Honors Program. He has been a Tocqueville scholarship holder for six semesters. “The possibility and importance of deep intellectual friendships with people you disagree with, but can learn from” was the most important lesson he learned through the scholarship. Patrick will enroll at Harvard Law School in 2024 after being accepted into the Junior Deferral Program.

John Burque will graduate with a major in the Liberal Studies and Economics program with a minor in Classical Civilization. He was a Tocqueville Scholar for three semesters and is grateful for the scholarship’s emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

“Tocqueville taught me to think about political issues at a higher level. It taught me to listen to disagreements, deal with both sides of an argument, and come to my own conclusions, not ideologically, but always principled. I hope to keep that skill with me for the rest of my life,” John said.

After graduating, John will begin working as a government affairs officer at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, DC.

Zef Crnkovich will graduate with a major in Classics and a minor in Constitutional Studies. He was a Tocqueville Scholar for two semesters and enjoyed the opportunities to meet and learn from other students who have different beliefs. Zef will work for a hedge fund after graduation.

Sam Delmer majoring in philosophy and economics with minors in constitutional studies and theology. He will enroll at Harvard Law School in the fall.

Veronique Maska will graduate with a major in business analysis and minors in constitutional studies and philosophy. She was a Tocqueville Scholar for six semesters and said she came to appreciate how each level of government reflects an underlying philosophy. After graduation, Veronica will begin employment in government consulting providing legal analysis for federal agencies in Washington, D.C.

Marie Frances Myler will graduate with a major in the Liberal Studies program and minors in Constitutional Studies and Theology. She joined the Tocqueville Scholars for the last semester of her senior year and enjoyed the opportunities for thoughtful discussion and intellectual community offered by the fellowship. After graduating, Mary Frances will participate in the 2022 Claremont Institute Publius Fellowship before returning to the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government for a postgraduate fellowship.

Lizzie Self will graduate with a major in the Liberal Studies and Theology program and a minor in Constitutional Studies. She was a Tocquevillle Fellow for four semesters. After graduating, Lizzie will spend her summer in Denver, CO teaching with Breakthrough Collaborative before living overseas as a programming and operations intern with Beatitudes Missions.

Sean Tehan will graduate with a major in political science and minors in constitutional studies and theology. He was a Toqueville Scholar for five semesters and enjoyed how the scholarship encourages intellectual humility and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. After graduating, Sean will enroll in Notre Dame Law School.

Zach Thapar will graduate with a major in Political Science and Global Affairs (concentration in International Development Studies). He has been a Tocqueville scholarship holder for seven semesters.

“Tocqueville taught me to think critically about pressing issues in the political sphere, including religious freedom, big tech censorship, and judicial philosophy,” he said.

Zach will begin a Senate leadership position in Washington, D.C. through the Public Interest Fellowship upon graduation.

The CCCG will continue to accept applications for the Menard Family Tocqueville Fellowship Program until May 13. All undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College and Holy Cross College are eligible for to apply.

Originally posted by Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government to constudies.nd.edu on May 10, 2022.

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