Scholarships, Contests & Awards
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American Legacy Foundation's Adams Scholarship: Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among what the American Legacy Foundation calls Priority Populations. Priority populations are those populations who are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities.
Best Buy Scholoarship Program: In 2011 the The Best Buy @15 Scholarship Program will award scholarships to students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation. A total of up to 1,200 students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. If you’re a 9-12 grade student who plans to attend post-secondary education, have solid grades and are involved in community service or work experience, we encourage you to apply! Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute: This unique scholarship engages a Student Scholar and an Educator Scholar from 12 selected public high schools from across the nation. The 2011 Bezos Scholars—12 Student Scholars and 12 Educator Scholars—will fly to Aspen, CO, and attend the Aspen Ideas Festival from June 26 – July 2, 2011. During this all-expenses-paid week, funded by the Bezos Family Foundation and hosted by the Aspen Institute, scholars will engage in seminars and informal meetings with international leaders, journalists, entrepreneurs and artists from diverse fields. It’s a journey that begins in Aspen and continues as scholars return home with inspiration, tools and resources to transform their own big ideas into Local Ideas Festivals. During the following academic year, Student and Educator Scholars will apply for $1,000 seed grants to plan and launch sustainable Local Ideas Festivals that will leave a legacy in their schools. The application cycle is in early winter each year (December to early February usually.)
Discover Scholarship Program: The Discover Scholarship Program, sponsored by DFS Services LLC, seeks to honor the exemplary achievements of high school juniors from diverse backgrounds in all aspects of their lives.Students seeking the scholarship must have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale for 9th and 10th grades and demonstrate accomplishments in community service and leadership and have faced a significant roadblock or challenge.
Harvard Financial Aid Office: Harvard University announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition.Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program: Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program honors 50 to 75 seventh-graders who can demonstrate outstanding academic ability, accomplishments outside of the classroom, and significant financial need. The award is extremely competitive, but those selected receive financial support for educational and extracurricular activities, as well as one-on-one help applying to high schools, colleges, summer programs, and more.
Mitchell Institute: The core mission of the Mitchell Institute is to increase the likelihood that young people from every community in Maine will aspire to, pursue and achieve a college education. Each year, a Mitchell Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine who will be attending a two-or four-year postsecondary degree program. Selection is based on academic promise, financial need and a history of community service.
MYAN's Impact Awards: MYAN will recognize and celebrate youth leadership and the support systems that empower youth. These awards are all about finding and showcasing youth and adults who are making a positive impact--on each other, their communities, and their worlds. We hope this program will encourage and inspire other youth, adults and organizations to partner for positive change, too! Follow the link above for the next nomination deadline.
Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine (PTM) Awards for Anti-Tobacco Youth Leader of the Year and Anti-Tobacco Adult Advisor of the Year PTM considers youth powerful partners in the fight against tobacco and honors outstanding leadership through their Youth Leader of the Year award, and outstanding adult engagement of youth through the Adult Advisor of the Year award. Follow the link above to learn more and find the next nomination deadline.
Kohl's Cares for Kids: Recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) who help make their communities a better place.
Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award is aimed at supporting schools or organizations that plan to garden in 2011 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to environmental, nutrition, and hunger issues in the U.S. A total of 30 awards will be made. Prizes include a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids catalog and online store for basic youth gardening supplies and supporting educational materials; National Gardening Association's Eat a Rainbow Kit which includes nutrition lessons and education; and a literature package from the National Gardening Association.
Tobacco-Free Kids Youth Advocate of the Year Award: Winners are chosen based on their advocacy experience, their demonstration of initiative and creativity, and the effectiveness of their efforts to prevent youth from smoking, among other qualities. Youth Advocate of the Year Award winners are given the opportunity to be part of the Campaign's efforts throughout the year. Winners gain leadership experience that helps strengthen their advocacy skills and empower their peers to join the movement against the tobacco industry.
Kaiser Family Foundation's Student Essay Contest: If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student, you can write an essay about what you think the top health priorities will be in 2015 and win $1000! Due date is March 8, 2010, see the website for all the details.
StudentCam: C-SPAN's StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme..
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