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Ayn Rand Institute

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

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Any
Disciplines
25000 USD
Grant
Worldwide
Location
20 Sep 2024
Application deadline

About

Ayn Rand Institute offers scholarships to students and scholars interested in exploring Rand's philosophy.

Overview

Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award

Multiple

Grant

Up to $25,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other

Description

Atlas Shrugged is a mystery novel like no other. You enter a world where scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and inventors are inexplicably vanishing—where the world is crumbling.

And what you discover, by the end, is an uplifting vision of life, an inspiring cast of heroes, and a challenging new way to think about life’s most important issues.

Students who participate will need to read the book they have selected carefully, grapple with its complex themes, and push the boundaries of their writing ability. By doing so, we hope students will achieve a deeper appreciation for Rand’s literary works and develop a curiosity for the philosophy that underlies them.

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Benefits

The scholarship offers two $3,000 prize award for the first place, three $2,000 prize award for the second place and three $1,000 prize award for the third place, to help you with your studies.

The first-place essay from each season will be eligible to contend for the annual first-place title, with the opportunity to secure a grand prize of $25,000.

Eligibility

  • You must be in high school, college, or graduate school to qualify for the contest. Essays must be written in English only and be between 800 and 1,600 words in length.

     

Scholarship requirements

Disciplines

Any

Locations

Worldwide

Nationality

Any

Study experience required

None

Age

Unknown

Application

Application deadline

20 Sep 2024

Read an Ayn Rand novel.

Each entry round features a unique topic designed to provoke a deeper understanding of the book’s central themes and characters.

Essays must be written in English only and be between 800 and 1,600 words in length.

Summer prompt: Over the course of the novel, Hank Rearden struggles to resolve a dramatic internal conflict. What are the conflicting premises or ideas in his soul, and how does he eventually resolve this conflict? In what way does Rearden's conflict represent the conflict within the best of American businessmen, and a central conflict in American culture? Judging from how Rearden resolves his conflict, how do you think the author might propose resolving the cultural conflict?

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