Scholarship Information

All students seeking scholarship support for Objectivist Summer Conference 2018 must complete this application. Awards up to $1500 in value will be awarded based on merit and travel expenses.

The deadline to complete this application is May 1, 2018. However, applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and funds may be exhausted before then. If you are not awarded a scholarship and cannot attend the conference we will refund your registration fee.

Those awarded a scholarship will have the option of having ARI pay for their flight and/or lodging directly, or may seek reimbursement of these expenses after the conference. Conditions apply which will be explained in a scholarship Agreement that is sent to an applicant upon being awarded a scholarship.

#OCON Application Steps
1. Before filling out the application, you must first register as a Student at the OCON website and take note of your Confirmation Number. You'll need to enter it in your scholarship 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 it 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.
Eligibility and Restrictions
1. Applicants must be a student in a degree or apprentice program, a recent graduate of such a program, or an Objectivist Academic Center student.

2. Those who are under 18 must have written parental permission to participate in the student program and to be eligible for a scholarship. Permissions should be sent to

3. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the conference for the duration of time they committed to when accepting their scholarship, and to travel to the conference from the location they indicated during their application. ARI must be notified of any changes to the recipient's availability or travel schedule, and may adjust the amount of the scholarship accordingly.

4. Scholarship recipients must attend all educational programming taking place during the time they are at the conference.

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

6. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements, unless otherwise instructed by ARI.

7. Those whose applications are denied and as a result cannot attend the conference will be refunded their registration fee.

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We wish you the best on your application!