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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.
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
Wendy's High School Heisman
The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports and school and community activities. If you’re one of the 1.4 million high school athletes across the country that excels in the classroom, on the field, and within your school and community, APPLY NOW!
To achieve award eligibility for the 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2014/2015 academic years, graduating with the class of 2015. Applicants must:
Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
Participate in at least one of 27 eligible school-sponsored sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Canoeing, Competitive Spirit/Cheerleading, Competitive Weight Lifting, Crew, Cross Country, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling
Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman
Amount: Up to $10,000
DUE: October 3rd, 2014
LA Opera 90012: Mini Subscription Scholarship
Experience the magic of a magnificent art form with one of the world's greatest opera companies.
Students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to enter a competition for the chance to win a mini subscription, for themselves and a chaperone, to see four operas ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Accepted applicants must be high school students who have not participated in LA Opera 90012 in the past. Participants must be able to attend an orientation, with their chaperone on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Applicants must also be able to attend all four operas!
Deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014, or until the program is full. Finalists will be notified via e-mail by Wednesday, October 22, 2014. A limited number of students will be selected. Tickets are limited and non-transferable for use only by the selected students.
Application: http://www.laopera.org/education/Secondary/Visiting-The-Opera-House1/ or call 213.972.3157
Prudential Spirit of Community Scholarship
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.
The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.
If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C., by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example.
Who is eligible?
Any young person who:
- is in grades 5-12 as of November 4,
- is a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.,
- has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and
- submits a completed application to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 4.
DUE: November 4th, 2014
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 www.maryknollsociety.org/winners by April 1, 2015.
INSTRUCTIONS: Print the cover page @
2014 Student Essay Contest
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
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.
HOW TO APPLY
- 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.
- 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.
- Add an original poem to Power Poetry by November 30, 2014.
Smith Publicity’s 2nd $1,000 Book Marketing Scholarship
One of the leading book marketing and book publicity firms in the publishing industry, Smith Publicity, is offering a one, $1,000 scholarship to one high school or college/university student in the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay on persuasive writing.
Details on the essay:
- 1,500 word limit
- Points which must be addressed in the essay:
- The most essential elements of persuasive writing
- At least one personal example of how the student persuaded someone through writing
- Comparative analysis of the art of persuasion through written language versus verbally
- Essay must be submitted with cover sheet including student’s address and phone number
- Essays will be evaluated, and the winner chosen, by Smith Publicity senior staff members
- Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2014
- Winner will be announced January 5, 2015
- $1,000 payment will be made, on student’s behalf, directly to the college or university student will be/are attending
- This is a one-time scholarship award
Smith Publicity, Inc.
Attention: Brittney Karpovich
1930 E. Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ
Rubincam Youth Award
Applicants must be in Grades 10 to 12, or between the ages of 16 to 18.
Deadline: December 31st - Annually
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?
What best describes your primary career goal for going to school?
Personal Statement140-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 http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship 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.
- 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!