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THINKER EDUCATION

The World’s Best Short Courses on The Big Questions

THE ADLER ROUNDTABLE

High School Students Engaged at Table In “The Great Conversation” of Scripture and Literature

THE PIGFEST SOCIETY

Friendly Discourse On Theology, History, Political Economy,
Philosophy and Culture

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS MADE EASY

Our UP! Scholarship Platform Gives Students a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

THINKER EDUCATION

The World’s Best Short Courses on The Big Questions

THE ADLER ROUNDTABLE

High School Students Engaged at Table In “The Great Conversation” of Scripture and Literature

THE PIGFEST SOCIETY

Friendly Discourse On Theology, History, Political Economy, Philosophy and Culture

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS MADE EASY

Our UP! Scholarship Platform Gives Students a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out
Scholarships Created
$1,501,362
Students Registered
107,691

HOW IT WORKS

Find a course that tackles
a question you’re interested in.
Engage the course and
complete the course assessment.
Unlock scholarship funds
for your education experiences.

TRENDING COURSES

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all
the evidence. It biases the judgement.” – Sherlock Holmes

OUR MISSION

Thinker Education offers multi-media courses about The Great Ideas that shape our culture. Based on inquiries from our students, we curate a collection of some of the best content from some of the world’s leading thinkers, creating a forum for the age-old contest of ideas. A pioneer in the “learn-to-earn” movement, Thinker Education rewards students with scholarships for college and other life experiences.

THINKER’S BLOG

Why Atheists Need Faith

Why Atheists Need Faith

Atheism’s central conceit is that it is a worldview grounded in logic and scientific evidence. That it has nothing to do with faith, which it associates with weakness. In reality, faith is central to atheism, logic and even science…

Collectivism and Violence are One

Collectivism and Violence are One

By Cobin K. Barthold | “The main idea of the novel is to portray a positively beautiful man,” Dostoevsky wrote to his niece, in an 1868 letter, of what would become The Idiot. “There is nothing more difficult in the world,” he continued, “and especially now.” By “positively beautiful man” Dostoevsky meant an infinitely humble, compassionate Christian man…. 

Vaccine Resistance and Public Trust

Vaccine Resistance and Public Trust

By Christopher Roach | During the rise and fall of the coronavirus last year, vaccines appeared more quickly than expected. Trump’s Operation Warp Speed deserved much of the credit, even though the media was reluctant to give it. Thereafter, the vaccines were rolled out aggressively. Older, more vulnerable people were first in line. Thereafter, virus incidence declined, but this result was coterminous with the seasonal rise… 

WHAT OTHERS SAY

As a business owner, I really like the idea of connecting my donations and scholarships to a commitment to learn - to learn about the ideas that make for ethical and principled future leaders.
Rob
FOUNDERS CIRCLE MEMBER
"Thinker Education is great in that each course bolsters critical thinking, and in the end, as a student, I am able to take a stance based on my own decision."
Brittney
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
"Thinker Education has the potential to be . . . a Khan Academy for the Big Questions that students are asking, shaping the way we view the world and our ability to impact it. Thinker Education can be that, and I'm excited to be a part of it."
Jon
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
"The name Thinker Education is self-explanatory - it's a place where you can think for yourself. This approach to learning promotes critical, creative thinking. It's about open and informed and civil expression of ideas - sometimes with people who disagree with you. Where else is that happening in my generation?"
Jonathan
APPALCHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
"Students are rarely encouraged to think carefully about issues from outside of a politically correct viewpoint. I appreciate how Thinker Education is doing a great job of challenging that system."
Hannah
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
"As a leader in the financial services industry, I see too many people spend too much on higher education - without a strategic commitment to make sure that the students they are sponsoring are thinking critically about life's most important questions. That's why I'm a founding member of Thinker Education."
Tim
FOUNDERS CIRCLE MEMBER
"Thinker Education is doing a remarkable job of providing students with course experiences that are both pertinent to current events and to the bigger questions in life. It provides a perfect blend of topics that will keep a student engaged in the issues of today's world."
Samuel
VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
"I like Thinker Education because they provide courses that lay out the 'non-PC' position and fairly contrast it with the other side."
Will
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
"Thinker Education has great potential to revitalize the entire education system because it creates a learning environment where students are required to think for themselves. The effects of training students to think well is that they will be able to engage the world as an individual thinker, rather than as a parrot."
Leah
GROVE CITY COLLEGE