1. Scholarship Information


All students seeking to attend Ayn Rand Student Conference 2017 are required to complete this application. Before filling out the application, you must first register at aynrandcon.org.  

For those accepted, scholarships up to $1,000 will be awarded based on travel distance. You may opt-out of consideration for a scholarship if you prefer the funds be made available to another student, but you must still complete the conference application.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and scholarship funds will be issued around the time of the conference. If you are not accepted to the conference, we will refund your registration fee.

#AynRandCon Application Steps
1. First register for the conference at aynrandcon.org, and take note of your Confirmation Number. You'll need to enter it in your conference application.

2. Fill out this application form in its entirety. Allow at least 30 minutes to complete the form, which must be completed in one sitting and includes long answer questions near the end. (Those who meet certain conditions, such as having recently applied to another ARI program, may be exempt from the long answer questions.)

As is not possible to save a partially completed form, we recommend you review this PDF of the application and prepare your answers before beginning the electronic application. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

3. Allow up to two weeks for us to contact you about your application. We may request a Skype interview with you as part of the application review process.
#AynRandCon Eligibility and Restrictions
1. Applicants must be a current student in a degree program (includes spring 2017 graduates, and those entering a degree program in fall 2017).

2. Applicants must be eighteen years of age by November 3, 2017 to attend the conference. Those who will meet this requirement but who are under eighteen at the time of applying must provide parental permission to apply. Permissions should be sent to students@aynrand.org.

3. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the full conference, from the opening reception at 6 pm ET on Friday, November 3, through the end of the last session at 4 pm ET on Sunday, November 5.

4. Scholarship recipients must notify ARI as soon as possible if the location from which they will be traveling to the conference (as indicated on the application) changes. ARI may adjust the amount of the scholarship accordingly.

5. Applicants may be contacted for an interview as part of the application review process.

6. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements.

7. Those whose applications are denied will be refunded their registration fee.

Questions? Contact us at students@aynrand.org.

We wish you the best on your application!