Ayn Rand Institute
Awards are for cash prizes in the amounts of: first prize, $2,000; second prizes, $500; third prizes, $200; finalist prizes, $50; semifinalist prizes, $30. All awards are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable.
240 awards offered annually: one first prize; five second prizes; 10 third prizes; 45 finalist prizes; 175 semifinalist prizes. Additional awards are available for students in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of 'Anthem'. Employees of the Ayn Rand Institute, its board of directors and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. Past first-place winners are not eligible for this contest. Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via email and/or by mail by August.
This is an essay contest; there is not an application for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 600 to 1,200 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website. ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.