Ayn Rand - Fountainhead Essay Contest

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Application Deadline

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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.


242 awards offered annually; one first prize; five second prizes; 10 third prizes; 45 finalist prizes; 175 semifinalist prizes. Additional awards will be provided to students residing in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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.