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Offered by Ayn Rand Institute
Are you an 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grader with a passion for writing and politics? Consider applying for the Ayn Rand Institute Novel Essay Contest (Anthem)! Each year, the contest asks its applicants to write a 600 – 1,200 word essay in which they analyze and make an argument about an aspect or plot point of the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand. Eighty-four students are awarded for their efforts, earning between $25 and $2,000 each. If you’re familiar with Anthem, can make a convincing argument, and want to make some cash, we encourage you to apply!
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
High School Students
US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, DACA, Other
No GPA requirement
To apply for this scholarship, submit a 600 - 1,200 word essay that answers one of three prompts about Anthem. Essays should be logically-organized, clear, and illustrate an incredibly in-depth understanding of the meaning of Anthem by Ayn Rand. Whether a judge agrees or disagrees with an applicant’s argument will not be a factor in scoring.
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