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Bryce Thomson Scholarship

The Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award, established in 1995 by the Board of Directors of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA), honors Bryce Thomson, a man whose fifty-five plus years of commitment to the ice cream industry is unparalleled.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must display a strong academic record, leadership in both school and community activities or part-time work schedule and demonstrate financial need.  All applicants must be employed by an active NICRA member in good standing at the time of application.
REQUIREMENTS: Your application must include the completed application, a letter of recommendation from your employer (an active member of NICRA in good standing, your official high school and/or official college transcript (in a sealed envelope with the proper seal from the school) and the applicable fee, paid by your employer.
DEADLINE: All four pieces of information must be mailed in the same envelope and be received in the NICRA Office by Wednesday, August 27, 2014 for you to be considered for a scholarship. You may also include the results of the FAFSA form, if available.
AWARD: This year ten scholarships will be awarded in the following amounts: One $3,500; Two $2,500; One $2,000; One $1,500; and Five $1,000, totaling $17,000. You will also have a choice as to how the money is awarded, for tuition, books, lab fees or room and board.Funds must be used within one year of the award.

Courage to Grow Scholarship

Eligibility: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please.

Award: $500.00

Please explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship

(Note: Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are important.)

Deadline: August 31, 2014

NFWL/NRA Scholarship Program

Every year our two organizations join forces to provide six female high school juniors or senior a $3,000 college scholarship, an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL's 2014 Annual Conference, and an award that will be presented at the event. This year, our Conference will be held in Philadelphia from November 19-22.

The NFWL-NRA Bill of Rights Essay Contest is open to female high school seniors. To be considered, you must select a section of the 14th Amendment and write a 400 - to 600 - word essay applying its principles to a currently pressing issue facing our country. Essays should focus on how the chosen issue effects women. You must also secure a female state legislator as your sponsor to be eligible for this award.


DEADLINE: September 12th, 2014


NFWL/NRA Scholarship Application


For more information email Alex Rich at



Explore More Scholarship

How to Enter

Step 1: Write

Take your own life experiences and write a 500 to 700 word blog post about the given topic. Submit the post by 5 p.m. on September 1, 2014.

Step 2: Apply and Share

Fill out the application low, including the URL to your 500 to 700 word blog post. After that, share your blog with friends, family and the world.

Step 3: Win Big!

A select panel of judges will evaluate your post for quality, creativity and style. The winner of the $2,000 scholarship will be announced on or after September 30, 2014.

Siemens Competition

The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology in 1999. The Competition is the nation’s premiere science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.

Deadline: September 30th, 2014

Award: Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

THEME: Speaking to young people as "architects of the future," POPE FRANCIS SAID: "HAVE COURAGE. GO FORWARD. MAKE NOISE."

ASSIGNMENT: Write a letter to Pope Francis telling him how you or young people you know have courage, go forward and make noise to build a better world.

RULES: Students in grades grades 9–12 (Division II) qualify. Entries must be written in English, only one entry per student. Please specify the division to which the entry is being submitted. Children of Maryknoll employees, Associates and Affiliates are not eligible.

LENGTH: 500–750 words. Pages should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled. Note: Spelling and grammar count.

DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014. All entries become the property of Maryknoll and cannot be returned. First-place essays will appear in the May/June 2015 MARYKNOLL magazine. ALL WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE SENT TO POPE FRANCIS and published online at by April 1, 2015.

INSTRUCTIONS: Print the cover page @

2014 Student Essay Contest
Division _______
P.O. Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302

1st place prize: $1,000 per division
2nd place prize: $300 per division
3rd place prize: $150 per division

FOR MORE INFORMATION:Call 1-888-627-9566, ext. 2368. Ask for Student Essay Contest.


First Freedom Student Competition 2014/2015

The First Freedom Student Competition is a first-semester national essay and video contest. It offers high-school students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom, and then, by written essay or video production, present their evaluation.  The competition is open to students in the United States and U.S. territories, and to American schools and American home-schooled students worldwide.  We invite 9th - 12th grade students at all levels of academic placement to participate.

The online student registration DEADLINE  is Monday, November 17, 2014.  The postmark deadline for mailing the entry and its accompanying materials is the following Monday, November 24, 2014.

Slam Behind the Curtain Scholarship

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” This famous quote from The Wizard of Oz reminds us that people tend to hide their true selves behind some version of smoke and mirrors. In honor of the film’s 75th anniversary, we’re asking you: Do you hide behind a curtain, or a mask of sorts? Who are you internally versus the person you present to everyone else?

Write a poem about the true you, and what’s preventing you from pulling back the curtain so everyone can see too, for your chance to win $1,000 for your college education.


  1. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag Slam Behind the Curtain.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides, Tip Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by November 30, 2014.

Rubincam Youth Award

Award: $500

Applicants must be in Grades 10 to 12, or between the ages of 16 to 18.

Deadline: December 31st - Annually


Rubincam Youth Award Submission Requirements

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. For more information on technology addiction, please see these articles.


Scholarship Application Form

Who Are You?


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Graduation Year 




What best describes your primary career goal for going to school?

Personal Statement

140-character statement that completes this sentence:
Instead of spending time with technology, I'd rather...

 140 characters remaining.

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form at including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.

Deadline: January 30, 2015

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner and runner-up will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and the runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship.

Pink Ink 2015

The QF's Tenth Annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest

To promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth, Queer Foundation offers to the winners of the tenth annual high school seniors English essay contest $1,000 scholarships to attend the U.S. college or university of their choice in the 2015–16 academic year to study queer theory or related fields. Examples of related fields are queer medical, legal, or social issues.

Theme: The theme of the contest is pink ink ("We write not only about different things; we also write differently"—Brecht).

Application Deadline: February 14, 2015



Create A Greeting Card Scholarship

Have you ever received Birthday Cards, Holiday cards or Thank You cards and thought to yourself, "Hey, I could have designed that card!"? Well, here's your chance!


The Gallery Collection is excited to give students who are currently enrolled in high school, college or a university the rare opportunity to win a $10,000 cash award by designing a greeting card. The winning entry will be produced and sold as a real greeting card in our product line.

Quick Rules:

  • Contest submissions accepted from April 14, 2014 - February 18, 2015
  • Only 1 entry per person is allowed
  • Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card
  • Designs should be appropriate for business and consumer use. Browse our site for different examples of Birthday, Get Well, Thank You,Anniversary and Christmas Cards
  • Photo, art or graphics submitted must be your own original work/creation
  • Mailed entries should not exceed 16" x 23" and the preferred format is horizontal

AWARD: $10,000 plus $1,000 for your school!

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