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November, 2017


The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. For more on scholarship conditions click here: Ron Brown Scholarship Conditions.


Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.  NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.
To Apply Click Here: Ron Brown Scholarship Application
  • November 1: Early Applicant Deadline: Interested applicants who complete their applications by November 1st will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and will be eligible to have their contact information forwarded to a select number of additional colleges and scholarship providers.  Students who apply under this deadline must make the appropriate designation on their application.  Applicants are still responsible for submitting materials to any colleges, universities and scholarship programs for which they are interested.
  • January 9:  Final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.



#thefutureisfemale Scholarship, Second Edition

True&Co. is a female-founded company, and our team is full of brilliant, beautiful, quirky women. A female-forward spirit is essential both to who we are, and what we do: We make products for women that celebrate the female body and spirit. We believe that our products, along with this driving mission, can, at their best, help empower women.

Tell us what makes you exceptional and have a chance to win $3000 to put towards the Educational Course of your choice. Whether it’s Coding, Design, Marketing, Research, Film — we want you to follow your passion.

The possibilities really are endless, and the world is in your hands.

The winner will receive

  • Three thousand dollars towards the course of her choice.
  • A three hundred dollar True&Co. gift card.
  • A full feature and interview on the True&Co. Journal.


To submit an application you must

  • Be enrolling/enrolled/have graduated college with a 3.0 GPA or above. Winner will be required to submit transcripts and enrollment or offer letter.
  • Submit Your Current GPA.
  • Be an American Citizen/Resident.
  • Be an awesome female.


About the selection

  • The winner will be chosen by True&Co’s CEO and original changemaker Michelle Lam.
  • Application Deadline: November 1st 2017.
  • The Winner will be announced November 15th 2017.


SHORT ESSAYS - up to 200 words each:

What inspires you?

Who is your most important female role model?

What course are you wanting to enroll in?


What impact do you want to leave in the world?


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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 7
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 7.

November 7, 2017: Student application deadline

November 17, 2017: Deadline for schools and officially designated local organizations to certify Local Honorees for state-level judging

February 6, 2018: Judging results announced by NASSP and Prudential

April 28 - May 1, 2018: National recognition events in Washington, D.C.



Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organization. Those Local Honorees who qualify (26 hours of service for ages 10 and younger, 50 hours for ages 11-15, and 100 hours for older students) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Distinguished Finalists receive an engraved bronze medallion, and other state-level runners-up receive Certificates of Excellence.

State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.

National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.


Apply @ 



2017 Student Essay Contest

Recognizing Violence and Promoting Peace

In a world where violence is all around us—in the news, schools, communities, entertainment, etc.—Pope Francis calls us “to take a clear stand for creative and active nonviolence and against all forms of violence.”


We are asking students to cite examples of violence and tell what actions they are taking or could take to promote peace.

  • Entries should be 500–750 words Students may submit essays online (if 13 or older) or by mail. Mailed essays should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled. Note: Spelling and grammar count
  • Mailed essays must be accompanied by a completed Contest Cover Sheet (PDF)
  • First-place essays will appear in the May/June 2018 issue of MARYKNOLL magazine
  • Winning essays in each Division will be chosen by Feb. 15, 2018

The 2017 contest is open to students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II).

Prizes for 2017 Essay Contest


Entry Deadline is Nov. 10, 2017  

Alternatively, students can mail their handwritten/printed essay to:
2017 Student Essay Contest Division I (or II)
P.O. Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545

Mailed essays must be accompanied by a completed Contest Cover Sheet (PDF)





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Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science & the Public


The Regeneron STS Application is now open through Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8pm EST. The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists.


How to Apply:

You should begin by reading the Regeneron STS Rules and Entry Instructions to be certain that you and your research are eligible. 


There are four components of the application:

  • Basic Information and Essay Questions - Applicants enter responses directly into the text boxes on the web pages of the application.
  • Document Uploads - Documents such as the research report, IRB summary, and IACUC approvals, where applicable, will be uploaded to the application as pdf files.
  • Recommendations - Each student must request at least one Project Recommendation, one High School Report, and one Educator Recommendation.  Each applicant has the option of requesting a second recommendation of each type.
  • Transcripts - Applicants must ask their High School Report provider to upload a scanned copy to their High School Report. The Society no longer accepts transcripts, or any application-related materials, in the mail or by any other method except the online application system.


Scholar Awards

Each of the 300 students named a scholar in the Regeneron STS will receive a $2,000 award for their outstanding scientific research. These awards will be mailed to scholars in late spring, upon completion of required verification information.


School Awards

The Regeneron STS School Award recognizes excellence in teaching and school support of individual student research. Each school will receive an award of $2,000 for each scholar named. The award is to contribute to excellence in science, math or engineering education at the recipient school. In the case of home schooling, the award will be given to an affiliated school or school district of the home school or a qualified designee, after consultation with the Regeneron STS program manager. The award will be mailed to the school in the spring upon completion of required verification information.


Finalist Awards

The Regeneron STS offers 10 top awards, with a top award of $250,000.


November 15, 2017 8:00 PM ET - Application Deadline. All parts of the application must be received by the Society by this date and time, including transcripts and recommendations. Recommendations must be submitted by the recommendation provider by this date and time. No portions of the application will be accepted after the deadline for any reason. 


Technical Support and Questions:

If you have technical difficulties, please email the Society at  All requests for assistance must be submitted prior to the Technical Support Deadline on November 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET in order to guarantee a resolution before the deadline passes.


Apply @


Selection for this award is based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. An essay of up to 500 words is also required.

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need NOT be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

Apply @

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation announced the 2017 500 national winners in late April 2017. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

2018 Most Valuable Student Award Offers 500 Four-Year Awards for the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-2021, 2021-22 Academic Years


Four-Year Total Award

No. of Awards


First Place




Second Place




Third Place




Fourth Place




Runners Up







Looking for other Elks scholarship options? Learn about Legacy Awards and Emergency Educational Grants.

Questions? Email or call 773/755-4732



Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship

The founders and Equity Partners of Bachus & Schanker, LLC have dedicated their practice to helping the injured and their families receive justice through the civil justice system. Bachus & Schanker, LLC and their staff of more than 70 advocate for the rights of individuals and families who suffer injury or death caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of others. They also help those injured on the job or by dangerous products. The practice also includes Social Security Disability and Plaintiff Employment Law practice groups.

Understanding the importance of a quality education, Bachus & Schanker, LLC created a scholarship meant to enable students to better focus on their intellectual development and career goals.

Students have the opportunity to apply for one of the $2000 semiannual scholarships to be paid toward tuition for the upcoming semester. Each student must write an essay about his or her opinion(s) on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment. Students are encouraged to think critically about the right to trial by a jury, and other elements of the Amendment, and it how affects their lives.


How to Apply

Eligible Students Will:


  • Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your opinion on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life. Consideration for the entirety of the Amendment (rather than the well-known nutshell explanation of the right to trial by jury) is encouraged.
  • Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to
Who Can Apply 
Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university by the time of the award, or full time student attending a four-year university in the United States who carries a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply.
When is the Deadline to Apply?
Students must submit entries by November 30th to be considered for the spring semester award given in January. To be considered for the fall semester award given in September, students must submit by July 30th.
Please direct all questions to