Ayn Rand Institute Novel Essay Contests

Scholarship Overview and Description:
Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000. The essay contests are open to both American and international students. Deadlines vary.

Website: Ayn Rand Institute Novel Essay Contest
Scroll down to review the three contests

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Requirements vary based on the essay contest
  • Anthem Essay Contest (8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade)
  • The Fountainhead Essay Contest (11th and 12th Grade)
  • Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest (12th, College Undergraduate, and Graduate Students)

Scholarship DEADLINE Information:

  • April 18, 2019 (Anthem);
  • April 25, 2019 (Fountainhead);
  • September 19, 2019 (Atlas Shrugged)

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Write to us at essays@aynrand.org.

Varies between $500 to $25,000