Accepted papers are presented in a regular conference format to an audience of students and faculty, and cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 are awarded to the top three papers, respectively, as judged by a select panel of Grove City College faculty. Hotel accommodations are provided to all students who travel to the ASSC to present, and limited stipends are available for travel expenses.
Students should submit presentation proposals to the director of the conference by January 15. In order to be eligible for cash prizes, finished papers must be submitted to the director by February 1.
In 1956, J. Howard Pew, chair of the Board of Trustees, hired Hans Sennholz, the young protégé of the dean of Austrian economists Ludwig von Mises, to head the Department of Economics at Grove City College. Under his direction, Grove City College became the world’s leading undergraduate institution for the study of Austrian economics.
At commencement in 1957, Grove City College awarded an honorary doctorate degree to von Mises, and in 1978, five years after von Mises passed away, his widow Margit von Mises was asked by their friend, Hans Sennholz, to secure a permanent home for the von Mises papers at Grove City College. Since 1978, the 20,000-page von Mises Archive at Grove City College has been a source of valuable scholarship including four books of von Mises' previously unpublished manuscripts.