Doug’s parents, sister, brother-in-law, 3 nieces and nephew along with numerous friends have chosen to honor his memory by creating the essay competition. Doug very much enjoyed teaching and inspiring undergraduate students to seek knowledge through truth. This program hopes to continue that legacy as well as providing meaningful rewards to promising young authors.
The Douglas B. Rogers Essay Competition, now in its tenth year, is open to all full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at the time of essay submission in any field of study at a college or university in North America. This annual program invites aspiring
students to submit essays which are prompted by a provocative quotation from one of Doug’s favorite Economists, Political Theorists,
This essay competition is hosted by the Abbeville Institute in Auburn, AL. Essay submissions will be due by March 15, 2022. Winners will be notified in May, 2022. 1st place: $2000, 2nd place: $1000, 3rd place: $500.