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Atlas Shrugged Essay Competition

Eligibility

  • Available to 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
  • No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Essays must be written in English only.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm PST on May 15, 2018.

How to Submit

  • Write an essay (between 800 and 1,600 words) on one of the following topics:
    • An important early event in the novel is the destruction of the Phoenix-Durango. What factors make its destruction possible? How does this issue relate to the meaning and theme of Atlas Shrugged? In your answer, consider what Rand has to say in her 1962 essay “The Pull Peddlers.”
    • Capitalism’s defenders usually appeal to the “public good” as the moral justification of capitalism. Contrast this approach to defending capitalism with Ayn Rand’s approach in Atlas Shrugged. In your answer, consider what Rand has to say in her 1965 essay “What is Capitalism?”
    • Francisco d’Anconia and his teacher, Hugh Akston, advise more than once: “Check your premises,” because contradictions do not exist. Identify at least two major apparent contradictions that the heroes of Atlas Shrugged encounter, and explain, with reference to the novel, what premises they need to check and correct in order for them to understand that these “contradictions” do not exist.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

John D. Graham Scholarship- PRSSA

Eligibility

  • You must be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations.
  • Must be entering your senior year of undergraduate studies in fall after the application deadline to apply for this scholarship.
  • Academic achievement in public relations and overall studies.
  • Demonstrated leadership.
  • Practical experience in internships, other work/service.
  • Commitment to public relations, particularly as expressed in the candidate’s statements in the application form.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2019.

How to Apply

 

  • Complete the online applications
  • Submit a letter of recommendation, no more than two pages, from either a faculty member or PRSSA Adviser.
  • Submit no more than two additional letters of recommendation from internship employers, educators or others.
  • Submit a one page résumé.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a United Methodist ethnic minority student enrolled at the junior or senior level in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Applicants are judged on five criteria:
    • Christian commitment and involvement in the life of the United Methodist Church
    • Academic achievement as revealed by transcripts
    • Grade point averages and the required letters of reference
    • Journalistic experience and/or evidence of journalistic talent
    • Clarity of purpose in plans and goals for the future
    • Potential professional ability as a religion journalist

More Details

  • To apply, send all materials to:
    • Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship Committee
      United Methodist Communications
      Communications Ministry Team
      P.O. Box 320
      Nashville, TN 37202-0320Or

      Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship Committee
      United Methodist Communications
      Communications Ministry Team
      810 12th Ave. South
      Nashville, TN 37203-4744

Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

Pride Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
    • currently live within that state and have done so for at least 3 months prior to the application date; OR
    • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline
  • Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education.
  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

More Details

All applications must be submitted by January 11, 2019 at 5:00pm PST.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.
    • There are over 60 scholarships are encompassed in one application.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Junior or Senior Undergraduate, or Graduate Student.
  • Enrolled full time at four year college or university in California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington pursuing a lighting career.
  • Restricted to students studying Interior Design, Engineering-Related Technologies, Engineering/Technology, TV/Radio Broadcasting, Performing Arts, or Architecture

 More Details

All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Sign up for a Peterson’s account
  • Submit a statement describing proposed lighting course work or project
  • Submit 3 recommendations, at least one from someone involved professionally or academically with lighting

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship-PRSSA

Eligibility

  • Must be entering his or her senior year in college in Fall 2019
  • Must be a major in public relations, journalism, or related fields
  • Must be studying to prepare for a career in public relations
  • Must be attending a four year accredited institution
  • Must be in good standing as a member of a PRSSA Chapter

More Details

All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application
    • Nomination letter made by someone other than the nominee who has first hand knowledge of the student’s mentoring capabilities and examples.
    • Up to two additional letters of support for the nominee may be provided.
    • Once identified, the nominator may involve the nominee to providing to providing information needed to complete the nomination.
    • A resume.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years of age or older as of Aug. 2, 2019 and enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university for the fall 2019 semester.
  • Must have declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related life science field
  • Graduate students must have a cumulative graduate GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Undergraduate Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors must have a cumulative college GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Undergraduate Freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

More Details

All applications must be submitted by May 20, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

United Agribusiness League & United Agricultural Benefit Trust Scholarship Program

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be affiliated with UnitedAg or UABT, either through a member or an employee of a member
  • This scholarship is open to any major of study
  • Only students presently residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico are eligible
  • Must be presently enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • A  minimum 2.5 GPA is required
  • Must be seeking either Associate’s or Bachelor’s degrees.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by February 28, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Fill out the application found online.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.