The well-known Russian-American novelist and philosopher is still remembered these days due to her best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. The Ayn Rand Institute was born because her figure is still influencing libertarians and conservatives around the world and now it is working hard to give future online degree students the chance to participate for a scholarship grant.
The Institute is offering two types of scholarship essay contests where future online colleges students need to write in any of these categories:
- Anthem: This contest is for 8th, 9th and 10th high-school graders who are looking forward to be part of online universities in the future. All the future online degree students have until May 1st to send their essays. The winner will get $2,000 in cash, the second one $500, the 3rd one $200 and the finalist will be getting from $50 up to $30, students can use this money to pay for their online colleges fees. Each future online university student needs to choose any of these topics:
- Anthem shows a future society. A dictatorship where there is no individual personalities but only collectives’ opinions. The students have to talk about the issues the hero had experiment to gain his freedom, take into account the passage titled “The Soul of an Individualist” from her novel The Fountainhead.
- The variety of rules and controls that are present in the City in Anthem, talk about their existence and what their mission are in the city. The new city would be taking these rules too or not. Show the reasons of having or not having them.
- Compare Equality’s ethics perspective at the end to the values the society holds into. Is important to study what Ayn Rand said in these quotes from her writings.
- The Fountain: Is a special category for 11th and 12th graders who are looking up to study a online degree program in an online college, all of them have until May 15th to send the essay that can help them win $10,000. $2,000, $1,000 or $100 depending on their places. To participate each future online university student must choose any of these topics.
- Explain how do Keating’s and Roark’s trails to achievement contrast from each other’s? Which one in the end is the real achievement? Each essay must take into account what the author said about it.
- Select the most significant scene in the book and compare it to the rest of the book and the general theme of it.
- Ayn Rand, said “individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man’s soul.” Is the book’s topic. How do you think the Roark, Keating and Toohey’s actions influence the theme?
Check the website for more information and participate to win these scholarship.