The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) is proud to announce the 2018 Atlas Shrugged essay contest, an annual, merit-based competition for students that promotes in-depth analysis of Ayn Rand’s classic novel. Since 1986 ARI has awarded over 10,000 students nearly 2 million dollars in scholarships. In the coming year we will award over $43,000 in total prizes to more than 200 students as part of the Atlas Shrugged essay contest. There is no cost to enter—we can even send students a free copy of the novel to get them started.
2018 Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
PrizesTotal scholarship money awarded: $43,250
Top Prize: $10,000
Number of scholarships awarded: 236
Additional information: aynrand.org/contests
DeadlineMay 15, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST
Winners will be announced on August 29, 2018
Who can applyAll college students may apply.
How it worksStudents are asked to write an essay on one of three assigned topics, which can be found here. Essays must contain no fewer than 800 words, and no more than 1,600 words.
Additional ResourcesStudents who wish to submit an essay but do not own a copy of Atlas Shrugged can request a free book at freeobjectivistbooks.org.
For more information about this scholarship opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.