Ayn Rand - Fountainhead Essay Contest

Award Amount


Application Deadline

Friday, April 29, 2016

Awarded By

Ayn Rand Institute

Award Amount

Awards are for cash prizes in the amounts of: first prize, $10,000; second prizes, $2,000; third prizes, $1,000; finalist prizes, $100; semifinalist prizes, $50. All awards are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable.


236 awards offered annually; one first prize; five second prizes; 10 third prizes; 45 finalist prizes; 175 semifinalist prizes.

Deadline Info

This is an essay contest; there is not an application for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website. ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.