Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

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Amount
Awarded

$20,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

September 27, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

Ayn Rand Institute

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Nine winners
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a current high school senior or an undergraduate or graduate student.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Current high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for this award.Click to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest are:

  • Essay
  • Cover sheet
Additional Information: 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 philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged. Essay submissions are evaluated in a fair and unbiased four-round judging process. Judges are individually selected by the Ayn Rand Institute based on a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Ayn Rand's works. Winners' names are unknown to judges until after essays have been ranked and the contest results finalized. The Ayn Rand Institute checks essays with Ithenticate plagiarism detection software. Winners, finalists, semi-finalists and all other participants will be notified via email in early August. 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.

Award Amount: Awards are for cash prizes in the following amounts: Top Prize: $10,000; Second Prizes (3): $2,500; Third Prizes (5): $500   The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, September 27, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, September 27, 2021

Submit by the deadline.
Contact: Anthony Loy
Address: Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest P.O. Box 57044 Irvine, California 92619-7044

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