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January, 2018

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ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial

$1,000 Scholarship Essay Competition

 

 

The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition was established to reward students that seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals and other harmful agents from entering the local water supply systems. Backflow Prevention programs are essential to ensure that the water that reaches your home, school or place of business is as safe and pure as it was when it left the water treatment plant.

 

The ABPA's focus is to have a public educated in the value and need for active local backflow prevention programs. Our goal is safe drinking water through cross-connection control. The organization works to build a greater public awareness of backflow prevention as one component of safe drinking water.

 

2016 - 2017 Essay Contest Topic:

Explain the difference between a containment cross-connection program and an isolation or primary cross-connection program.  Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each.  Which program offers the best protection against backflow and why.

 

Eligibility: The winner shall be at least age 13, and no older than age 19, as of December 31 of the competition school year, and be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, to be awarded the scholarship. The applicant is not required to be college-bound; the scholarship money can be used for any type of advanced education.

 

Deadline: 1/1/18

 

Website: http://www.abpa.org/?page=Scholarship

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Hamilton Prize

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The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is a four-year full-tuition scholarship established in honor of Hamilton writer and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, Hon. '15 and director Thomas Kail ’99. The story of our country's youngest founding father—a brash young immigrant who forever changed the course of history—Hamilton is an extraordinary artistic achievement: a multicultural hip-hop opera that offers a profoundly original look at the birth of our nation. The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is awarded to the incoming first-year student whose work of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or other creative written expression (lyrics, plays, scripts, etc.) best reflects the originality, artistry and dynamism embodied in Hamilton.

 

The Hamilton Prize will be awarded as a four-year full-tuition scholarship to an incoming first-year student beginning with Wesleyan’s Class of 2021. To be considered, you must also apply to Wesleyan using the Common or Coalition Application. Interested students can apply to Wesleyan online at wesleyan.edu/admission.

 

In addition to a completed application for admission to Wesleyan, Hamilton Prize applicants must submit a single submission of original work of creative written expression. Acceptable submissions include short fiction, poetry, slam poetry and song lyrics, as well as excerpts from longer works of fiction, creative nonfiction, screenplays or theatrical plays, and any other form of creative written expression. Specific details and submission guidelines can be found here.

 

DEADLINE: 1/1/18

 

Learn More @ http://www.wesleyan.edu/admission/apply/hamiltonprize.html 

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The 2018 program is now open for applications.  Click the link below to go to start the application process.

DEADLINE: 1/4/2018

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Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar. Students, download a program flyer here.

Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at 1-844-402-0354 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program or email ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org. Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day. Personnel at GE and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute cannot address applicant questions.

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 One Earth Film Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUNG FLIMMAKERS CONTEST

 

 

Young Filmmakers Contest submissions, from college age to 3rd grade, are due by midnight, January 14, 2018.

 

Topic Categories

Each film submission should choose one or several of the following topics on which to focus the theme of the film: Water, Waste, Food, Transportation, Energy, Open Space and Ecosystems

 

The film should talk about an environmental/sustainability problem and then discuss what could be a potential solution to this problem

 

Prizes

Winners of each category will receive the following prizes

 

1. Screening of their film

2. Posting of their film

3. Cash prize or scholarship:Each winner will receive a cash prize pertaining to the grade level category:

- High School (grades 9, 10, 11) $350 cash prize + $350 matching grant
- Senior Year + College (grade 12 or active, enrolled college or university students): $1,000 college scholarship + $1,000 matching grant
4. Matching Grant: In addition to the cash prize or scholarship, each winner will receive a matching grant.

 

Website: http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

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For more details visit: www.connecther.org/gitw

 

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The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university.

 

Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2019. That is to say, students in their junior year of high school, or the equivalent if home schooled, are eligible to apply. (Students who are currently high school juniors but take some courses at a local college are indeed eligible to apply for the Coolidge Scholarship.)
  • 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America at the time of application.
  • 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship applicants cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

 

TIMELINE:

  • October 16th, 2017: Application opens for the 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship. Note: only current high school juniors (i.e. students who intend to enroll in college full-time for the first time in fall of 2019) are eligible to apply.
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:00 PM eastern standard time: Application deadline. Please note that only applications submitted by the application deadline, with accompanying letters of recommendation, can be considered. Please take special note of the time zone.
  • Spring 2018: All students will be notified of the final outcome of their application. Applicants who are named finalists will be contacted directly by phone and invited to Finalist Interview Weekend, which takes place in Woodstock, Vermont and historic Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The Coolidge Foundation will cover the travel and lodging costs for finalists and one parent to attend Finalist Weekend.
  • Summer 2018: Newly selected Coolidge Scholars will spend an orientation week at the Coolidge Foundation in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.
 

Primary Criterion: Academic Excellence

Above all, Coolidge scholars must possess a distinguished academic record. Competitive candidates will have pursued and succeeded in the most rigorous course of study available to them. Awardees will demonstrate an uncommon academic depth and intellectual curiosity. In the case of the Coolidge Scholarship, depth matters as much as breadth. Coolidge winners’ interest in scholarly and intellectual pursuits goes beyond the classroom. Mere credential collection is not a defining trait of a Coolidge Scholar. Jonas Salk, the father of the polio vaccine, provides a good example. Salk so excelled in school that he skipped grades. However, he was also intellectually curious, writing: “As a child I was not interested in science. I was merely interested in things human.”


Secondary Criterion: Interest in Public Policy and Appreciation for Coolidge Values

From his boyhood days in Plymouth Notch through his years in the White House Coolidge studied public policy. This scholarship therefore seeks young citizens who exhibit an interest in policy. Candidates also should demonstrate an awareness of and appreciation for the values President Coolidge championed throughout his life. Some such values include: civility, restraint in government, respect for teachers, thrift, and respect for the presidency. The award is not restricted to candidates planning to pursue degrees in fields such as public policy or government. To the contrary, all academic disciplines are valued by this award. Like the president, Coolidge Scholars will engage in the pressing issues of their time. Like Coolidge, Coolidge Scholars are at all times civil, valuing respectful debate over partisan attack. Candidates will be asked to prepare an 800-word application essay on Coolidge values.


Secondary Criterion: Humility and Service

Humility is a hallmark quality of leaders in the Coolidge tradition. In his autobiography, Coolidge wrote: “It is a great advantage to a President, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know that he is not a great man.” The Coolidge Scholarship seeks young people who display a sense of service and care for the well-being of others.

 

Other prizes are awarded to young people for accumulating leadership credentials in high school. This prize focuses rather on high school achievement that gives young people the potential to lead later in life. A young person who tends to work alone, but demonstrates potential to conduct breakthrough research, for example, is a strong candidate. Introverts can win this prize.

 

The Coolidge Scholarship is non-partisan and is awarded on merit regardless of race, gender, or background.

 

The second essay question asks the applicant to read “The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge.” Where can a copy of this book be found? Coolidge’s autobiography can be accessed at most libraries and online. It can also be accessed for free, here, from Archive.org*, where it may be downloaded or viewed in the browser.  *Disclaimer: Archive.org is a third party site and is in no way affiliated with the Coolidge Scholars Program of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

 

Check out an overview of the selection process by watching this YouTube video: https://youtu.be/0RiyII0HFAU 

 

Apply @ https://coolidgescholars.org/ 

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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.

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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 below including a 140-character message about technology addiction (Instead of spending time with technology, I'd rather...). 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, 2018

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

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

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