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Current high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, each student must write a typewritten essay of 800 to 1,600 words responding to one of three questions listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.
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- Awarded by:
- Ayn Rand Institute
Awards are for cash prizes in the amounts of: first prize, $10,000; second prizes, $2,000; third prizes, $1,000; finalist prizes, $100; semifinalist prizes, $50. All awards are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable.
- 84 awards offered annually: one first prize; three second prizes; five third prizes; 25 finalist prizes; 50 semifinalist prizes.
There is not an application for this award. To enter, each student must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words on the book 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand. The applicant must choose one of the three essay... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.