Scholarship Details

Ayn Rand ATLAS SHRUGGED Essay Contest

Application Deadline:

9/26/2022

Requirements:

High School, UG College, and Graduate Students

Purpose:

Ayn Rand’s novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money every year.

Eligibility:

Open to all 12th grade, college undergraduate, and graduate students worldwide.
Top Prize: $10,000; Second Prizes (3): $2,500; Third Prizes (5): $500

Terms of Award:

Top Prize: $10,000; Second Prizes (3): $2,500; Third Prizes (5): $500

Please Submit:


Students are permitted to submit one entry for Atlas Shrugged per year.
Essays must be 800-1600 words in length and written in English only.
Essays must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophical meaning of Atlas Shrugged.
For complete rules, click "Apply" or visit aynrand.org/contests.


Essays must be 800-1600 words in length and written in English only.
Essays must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophical meaning of The Fountainhead.
For complete rules, click "Apply" or visit aynrand.org/contests.

Online Application:

https://programs.aynrand.org/prog/2021-22_atlas_shrugged_essay_contest/