Ayn Rand – Fountainhead Essay Contest

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Amount
Awarded

$183

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 25

Thursday
Awarded By:

Ayn Rand Institute

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 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.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be in the 11th or 12th grade to enter this contest.

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

Description: High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply 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. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the Ayn Rand – Fountainhead Essay Contest are:

  • Essay
  • Cover sheet
Additional Information: 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 'The Fountainhead'. 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. All information necessary to enter the contest is contained on the Ayn Rand website. Questions may be sent to the Ayn Rand Institute via the email address provided.

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.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $183.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 25

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 25

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. Essays should be typewritten and double-spaced (one entry per student) and must be solely the work of the entrant. Essays may be mailed to the address provided, or submitted using the institute's online form. For essays being mailed: To avoid disqualification, a cover sheet must be stapled to the essay, and should include the following: name and address, email address (if available), the name and address of the student's high school (if home-schooled, write 'home-schooled'), topic selected, current grade level and (if applicable) the name of the teacher who assigned the essay (if he/she is completing it for classroom credit). All essays must be postmarked by the deadline date or submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. PST by the deadline date.
Contact: Sean Saulsbury
Address: The Fountainhead Essay Contest The Ayn Rand Institute P.O. Box 57044 Irvine, California 92619-7044

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