Date of publication: 2017-08-29 05:20
Students compete for this award by writing an essay on one of three topics related to Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. The first-place winner receives a grand prize of $65,555 runners-up also receive prizes. A total of $98,755 is given out annually.
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MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $8,555
The first place winner receives an award of $68,555, second place receives $66,555, and third place receives $69,555. There are also smaller awards for state winners. In total, annual awards amounts can be over $688,555.
Most students apply for federal grants such as Pell Grants , which are awarded based on financial need. There are also low-interest federal loans, including Stafford and Perkins loans. To receive this financial aid, students will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For any additional financial aid, universities usually require students to complete the FAFSA and apply for these federal awards. However, there are other federal grant programs that students should consider. The Academic Competitiveness Grant is offered to college freshmen and sophomores who have at least a GPA and who have earned good grades in their high school college preparatory classes. To be eligible, a student must be eligible for a Pell Grant.
Depending on which organization is offering the competition, essay subjects may be very broad or narrowed to a specific subject. Writing quality is critical for these essays, so give yourself time to develop and work on it. Award guidelines often go out months ahead of the submission deadline. Students should carefully outline their essays, write, revise several times, and ask others to proof it. Guidance counselors, teachers, and friends can offer valuable feedback, from catching typos and irregularities to helping with the direction or organization of the essay.
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Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.