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Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Goes By: Ayn Rand Essay Contest

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

This is an essay contest focusing on Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. Applicants chose one of 3 essay topics in a given year to write an 800-1600 word essay.

Deadlines are typically in April, but be sure to check the competition website for the current cycle’s deadline.

Award Value

There is one first place prize of $25,000, three second place prizes of $2,500, five third place prizes of $500 and fifty finalist prizes of $100.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral, Professional Degree: Health Sciences, Professional Degree: Business, Professional Degree: Law

Minimum Grade Point Average



No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: July 22, 2022

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