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Offered by Ayn Rand Institute
Are you a junior or senior in high school with a passion for literature and politics? You might consider applying for the Ayn Rand Institute Novel Essay Contest (Fountainhead)! Each year, the contest asks its applicants to write an 800 – 1,600 word essay in which they analyze and make an argument about an aspect or plot point of The Fountainhead. Eighty-four students are awarded for their efforts, earning between $25 and $5,000 each. If you’ve read The Fountainhead, 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 Juniors & Seniors
US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, DACA, Other
No GPA requirement
To apply for this scholarship, submit an 800 - 1,600 word essay that answers one of three prompts about The Fountainhead. Essays should be logically-organized, clear, and illustrate an incredibly in-depth understanding of the meaning of The Fountainhead 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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