About the Scholarship

Ayn Rand - Fountainhead Essay Contest is authorized by the Ayn Rand Institute. The foundation that was started by a novelist Ayn Rand to expand awareness of Ayn Rand’s works and ideas in and outside of the classroom.

ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction, Fountainhead Essay Contest is a chance for all the students to win a scholarship worth thousands of dollars which helps students meeting their educational requirements.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • As this is an essay contest there is no separate application for this award that is required to be filled by an applicant.

  • Students must write an essay of 800 to 1600 words based on the topics mentioned on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

  • Students must not seek help from others and must be solely typewritten with double space.

  • Candidates must also mention their guidance name or teacher name who assigned the essay.


Ayn Rand - Fountainhead Essay Contest rewards

  • The awards are issued in a cash prize which varies from $50 to $10000 and the awards are non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered through this scholarship is to 242 candidates each academic year, awards will be provided to students residing in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.


Deadline Information

All the necessary documents must be sent to the institution no later than April 25, 2020, to be eligible to receive the scholarship amount.


Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate must be in the 11th or 12th grade to enter this contest.

  • An applicant must be a legally recognized citizen of the United States or the eligible non-US citizen.

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