The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Scholarship Overview

This essay contest is for high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. To participate in this contest, applicants must read the book, "Atlas Shrugged," by Ayn Rand and write a essay between 800 and 1,600 words in response to one of the prompts listed on the contest website. See website for complete details. This contest has no citizenship requirements. Essays must be written in English only.

How easy is it to apply?

Grueling

This scholarship's application process may include long-term projects, contest entries or some other very time-intensive process.

How much competition is there?

Moderate

You will be competing against a pretty high number of people for this scholarship.

Details

Deadline: May 15
Award Range:$50 - $10,000
Awards Granted:236

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Provided by: Ayn Rand Institute

The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to students worldwide with no application required. Essays must be written on one of three topics, which can be accessed on the sponsor's website and must be between 800 and 1,600 words in English only, double-spaced. Entrant must be a 12th-grader, college undergraduate or graduate student for at least one semester during the school year in which the contest is held. The school year is considered to run August through July of the following year. ARI reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule, on a case-by-case basis, for students with nonstandard school years. You must read Atlas Shrugged to write an essay that has a chance to win. Visit the sponsor's website to request a free copy.

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