About the Scholarship

The Ayn Rand Institute offers an array of educational programs to enable students at all levels of knowledge to learn about Ayn Rand’s philosophy and novels.

The educational experiences based on Ayn Rand’s books and ideas for a variety of audiences, including students, educators, policymakers and lifelong learners.

ARI also engages in research and advocacy efforts, applying Rand’s ideas to current issues and seeking to promote her philosophical principles of reason, rational self-interest, and laissez-faire capitalism. 

How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • Applications for the scholarships are available online on the Ayn Rand Institute website. In order to fetch the online application, all applicants must have their own account.

  • To enter the scholarship competition, each student must write and submit 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 topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website. Essays should be typewritten and double-spaced and must be the sole work of the entrant.

  • Essay submissions are evaluated in a fair and unbiased four-round judging process.

  • Only one entry is accepted per student. If the essay is submitting by mail, a cover sheet must be stapled to the essay and personal information must be included.

  • Essays may be submitted via the online application or via mail to the address provided.

Award Amount and Deadline

The scholarship award amounts to $25000 available to 84 applicants per each academic year.

The deadline date for submitting the application form is fixed on 30th April 2020. All the eligible candidates are required to send their essays no later than the mentioned last date to avoid their application getting rejected.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a current high school senior or an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • This award is available for international and U.S. students.

  • Applicants must be between 8th to 12th grade.


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