Fountainhead Essay Contest

Scholarship Provided by : third party

Scholarship Amount

$10,000 USD

Application Deadline

April 26, 2017


  • Submit a cover sheet and essay of 600 to 1,800 words on one of the following three topics:
  • 1. Compare Howard Roark and Lois Cook. Are they both individualists?
  • Why or why not?
  • 2. Why does Toohey support Keating's career early on?
  • What is Tooheyâs purpose in promoting the careers of such mediocrities as Keating, Gordon Prescott, Lois Cook, Ike the Genius, and Gus Webb?
  • In what way does his purpose integrate with his anti-Roark campaign?
  • How does this issue relate to the wider themes in the novel?
  • 3. Dominique Francon loves Roark yet struggles to destroy him.
  • Why?

  • Entrant must be in the 11th or 12th grade
  • . Employees of the Ayn Rand Institute, its board of directors and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest.
  • Past first place winners are not eligible for this contest.
United States
Freshmen, Sophomore

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