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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





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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


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


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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
DEADLINE: January 9 - Final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.

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Park Scholar Program

The Park Scholar Program offers much more than a scholarship; it creates a dynamic learning community that develops future communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically. Through a mixture of academic and service programming, scholars are challenged to take action and give back to their communities, and to use the power of mass communication to make a positive impact on the world.


A limited number of merit-based scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors each year. In addition, a few merit-based scholarships are also awarded to Park School rising juniors each spring.


Upon entering the Park Scholar Program, Park scholars are expected to

  • maintain a 3.5 GPA and full-time enrollment in the Park School
  • engage in significant and meaningful community service
  • participate in Park scholar activities
  • be a model citizen and maintain good judicial standing.

In addition, first-year scholars are expected to live with and participate in the H.O.M.E. program, a residential learning community that explores multicultural issues.


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To be considered for this award, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (federal guidelines), and apply to Ithaca College for an undergraduate major within the Roy H. Park School of Communications.  Transfer students are not eligible for the award.


Please review and complete all of the steps below to be considered for a Park Scholar award.

  1. Submit the Common Application online for Ithaca College no later than January 2, 2018.
  1. Complete the Park Scholar Award application in myIthaca by January 15, 2018, including:
  • Personal History
  • Two Essays

(Please note: Application may not be viewable until you apply to Ithaca College in one of the designated Park School majors). 


Questions? Please email:



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

DEADLINE: 1/4/2018


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. 


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 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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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



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.






2017/18 LA County Air Show STEM Scholarship
The Los Angeles (LA) County Air Show, Inc. is a California corporation, IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to promoting the importance of aviation for continued economic growth and supporting educational pursuits and scholarships in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).



The Los Angeles County Air Show will be offering individual scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in college/university level studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), or Aerospace, starting in the Fall 2018 semester.


Selection criteria will be given merit as follows:

  •     20% on scholastic achievement
  •     20% on extra-curricular involvement
  •     40% on the written essay
  •     20% on the letter of recommendation


Applicants must be high school students that either

  1. Attend school full-time in the Antelope Valley region; or
  2. Reside in the Antelope Valley and attend school elsewhere.

Qualified applicants must maintain credits to graduate high school at the spring semester of 2018.


Qualified applicants must attend or be admitted to a college or university by the 2018 fall semester. Proof of registration will be required prior to the disbursement of scholarship funds to the institution.


Note: Scholarship awards are based on merit following a fair and transparent selection process. If no candidate is found with sufficient eligibility, the scholarship will remain in scholarship fund.



  • All application components must be consolidated into a single e-mail with one or more MS Word or PDF attachments to: with a subject line of “Scholarship Application: [Last Name, First Name]”.
  • Applications accepted up to: 12:00 a.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018.
  • Applicants will be notified by: Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • The posting of scholarship recipients will appear on the LACAS website:
  • Applicants will be recognized at the airshow in March 2018.


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The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the 49th annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2018 who are planning careers in government service. Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States. The Trustees and Members of the Foundation, mindful of the significance of the important event in our nation's history that occurred at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government's work in future years.

Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. This essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student's achievements, along with transcripts, national testing scores, and other supporting information of the applicant's choice as described in the Official Rules.


We award a variety of scholarships every year. Each scholarship will be paid, as long as the student meets the requirements of the college chosen. Students planning to attend one of the Military Academies or who have been awarded full four-year tuition scholarships will be eligible an award.

Winners receive an all expenses paid weekend, including transportation and housing, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony. All winners must attend the Scholarship Awards Program on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to win their scholarship.


Awards from $500-$5,000.


The Dell Scholars Program Class of 2018

The application process is now open. Make sure your application is submitted by the closing date of January 15, 2018.


We know how tough it can be to succeed in college, so we provide our scholars with the support and assistance they need to make it through. We’ve seen what works over the last 10 years, and we want more students to have the opportunity to earn a college degree. We have a very realistic view, through hands-on experience, of what it takes to complete college, and we’ve designed our program to meet those needs.


Well beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop and textbook credits, we also provide ongoing support and assistance to address all of the emotional, lifestyle, and financial challenges that may prevent our scholars from completing college. These pressures range from dealing with stress, to getting out of debt, to tackling substance abuse or child care if life circumstances should require it.


Criteria for Application

To be eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria:

  • Participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 (AVID counts)
  • Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year
  • Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance
  • Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant in first year of college
  • Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school
  • Dell Scholars are students who demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals. Your application will be evaluated on your:
  • Individual determination to succeed
  • Future goals and plans to achieve them
  • Ability to communicate the hardships you have overcome or currently face
  • Self motivation in completing challenging coursework
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance
Important dates
  • January 15, 2018 — Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018 — Semifinalists announced
  • March 10, 2018 — Semifinalist materials deadline
  • April 10, 2018 — Dell Scholars announced


The application will ask about the following:

  • The different responsibilities you have in addition to school at both work and home
  • You will be able to describe your life at home, tell us about your family, your greatest challenges and adversities, how you overcame them, and why you have the determination to succeed
  • Information about your classes, your college readiness program experience, and future plans for college
  • Information on your level of financial need
  • We don’t focus on just your grades/test scores but how you have prepared yourself for college
  • We don’t ask for a laundry list of activities and club involvement
  • We do ask for a drive to push yourself to earn a bachelor’s degree


Sample Application Questions

If you would like a preview of the questions that the application will contain, take a look at this blank application. Please note that this is a sample application and is being provided for informational purposes only. Do not print this sample application nor submit it to the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation by fax/mail/email, as it will not be considered. The official Dell Scholars Application can only be found at this web site and must be submitted on-line during the specified application period.


Apply HERE


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2018 McNulty Scholars Application

The McNulty Scholars application requires you to sign-in using your Saint Joseph’s Admission Account credentials. Credentials are immediately emailed to all applicants using the Saint Joseph’s Application. Credentials for students applying via Common Application are sent within two (2) days of submitting your application. If you need assistance, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 610.660.1300.

McNulty Scholars and Associates

McNulty Scholars receive a 4-year, full-tuition scholarship and McNulty Associates receive a 4-year, partial-tuition scholarship, provided they:

  • Remain a full-time student at Saint Joseph’s University
  • Continue in an academic major supported by the McNulty Program (one of the natural sciences, mathematics or computer science)
  • Maintain a 3.2 GPA for each year of enrollment
  • Submit a reapplication to the Program yearly

All McNulty Scholars and Associates will benefit from ongoing faculty mentoring, research and internships opportunities, and professional and leadership development.


  • First-year female student who has applied for admission to Saint Joseph’s University for the Fall of 2018.  Please note: You do not need to be admitted to SJU before you apply to the McNulty Program.
  • Must be interested in majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Biology, Environmental Science, Mathematics or Computer Science.
  • Should have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Should have a combined Critical Reading and Math score of at least 1360 on the SAT or 29 ACT composite.

Please note that applicants are encouraged but not required to apply to Saint Joseph’s University through Early Decision or Early Action admission.  The deadline for Early Decision or Early Action is November 1, 2017.

How to Apply

  • Application Deadline is January 15, 2018
  • Applicants must have already applied to Saint Joseph’s University for admission and have an assigned ID number (required for the online application)
  • Online Application includes current resume and essay
  • Letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher
    • Should address the applicant’s specific qualifications for the McNulty Scholarship
    • Should be submitted (PDF preferred) by January 15, 2018 directly to the McNulty Scholars Program Coordinator by email to or or mailed to the address listed below

Selection Process

  • 18 finalists will be invited (by February 12) for an on-campus interview with the Faculty Selection Committee during Scholars Weekend on March 2 – 3, 2018
  • Up to 3 finalists will be awarded 4-year, full-tuition scholarships
  • A select number of finalists will be awarded 4-year, partial-tuition scholarships
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by letter by April 1, 2018

Letters of recommendation and questions pertaining to the scholarship should be addressed to:

Ms. Shani Nuckols
McNulty Scholars Program Coordinator
Saint Joseph’s University
5600 City Avenue, Science Center Room 107-D
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(610) 660-1825/ or


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The “Providian Medical Scholarship” is awarded bi-annually to help ease the burden of increasing educational costs today.


We believe that education is key for anyone preparing to enter the workplace and embark on a career. To that end, we hope to play a small part in helping students achieve their educational goals with this bi-annual $500 scholarship.


To apply for the scholarship, you must submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Entries can also include a look toward the future and how this area of study will continue to evolve and advance.


Any student planning for a medical or veterinary career is especially encouraged to enter, however, students on any career path are also welcome to apply.


Requirements for entry:

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States
  • Must be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in “good standing”
  • Must be age 16 or older
  • Must be attending a U.S.-based institution
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)
  • Entries must be post marked by Jan 15th for our Winter Entry Deadline
Additional information:
  • There is no formal entry form; simply follow the instructions on this page
  • No email or fax entries will be accepted. Entries must be sent by U.S. mail
  • No additional material or documentation (such as tax returns, letters of recommendation, etc.) is needed or accepted
  • Each entry should include the following: printed copy of your essay with your complete contact information on each page (full name, address, email address and phone number) and a statement or transcript showing your current cumulative GPA (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
Please send all materials to:
ATTN: Providian Medical Scholarship
5335 Avion Park Dr.
Unit A
Highland Heights, OH 44143

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Greg Goff Leadership Awards

$2,000 college scholarship

Greg Goff is President and CEO of Andeavor, formerly known as Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 150 company which is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Under his leadership, Andeavor is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in energy efficient projects.  Community Outreach is also a major priority within the company—volunteering and charitable giving are woven into the company culture.

In this spirit of world betterment, Greg Goff is sponsoring college scholarships based on outstanding leadership to help encourage and recognize young leaders in their schools and communities and to help invest in their higher education.

Eligible applicants are:

  • high school seniors
  • with a minimum GPA of 3.0


The application is open to students worldwide.

Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses.  The scholarship funding is for the freshman year in college and is non-renewable.

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Deadline: January 16, 2018


C-SPAN is pleased to announce the new theme for 2018: “THE CONSTITUTION & YOU”


Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it's important to you.


StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation.


This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the new 2018 competition theme, "The Constitution & You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it's important to you."


With cash prizes totaling $100,000, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and 53 teacher advisors.


  • The competition is open to all students in grades 6-12. Grades 6-8 will compete in the Middle School category, and grades 9-12 will compete in the High School category. 
  • Middle School students are judged nationally against their peers. High School students are judged regionally against their peers in one of 3 regions (West/Central/East), based on their school state.  
  • Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members. 
  • All documentaries must include supporting C-SPAN video that relates to the chosen topic. 
  • Winning StudentCam documentaries will thoroughly explore a variety of viewpoints related to the chosen topic, including those that may oppose the filmmakers points of view. 
  • Documentaries must be between 5-7 minutes in length. *End credits, if applicable, must begin after the 5-minute mark and are permitted to run longer than the allotted 7-minute time frame. 
  • Entries must include either end credits or a works cited list.
Take us Behind-the-Scenes of your StudentCam documentary for your chance to win one of five $100 cash prizes!
  • Share a photograph from the production of your StudentCam documentary on social media  
  • Post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat – upload your photo, tell us about it, and include the hashtag #StudentCam2018 
  • Send an attached screengrab of your social media post along with the names of all team members and the name of your school to: 
  • Must submit by the main competition deadline on January 18, 2018. Five $100 prizes to be awarded in March, 2018. To be eligible to win, you must also enter a documentary in StudentCam 2018 but your documentary does not have to be a winning video in order to win the "Behind the Scenes" prize 
  • Limit 1 eligible photograph per team/documentary

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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.



  • 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*, where it may be downloaded or viewed in the browser.  *Disclaimer: 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: 


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DEADLINE: 1/29/18

AMOUNT: Up to $10,000

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.




Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:

  • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
  • Financial need
Eligible applicants also:
  •  Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2018.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
  • Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. [But, if you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarship]
  • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 26-28 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

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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.



Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum - 2017 STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST


Learn More HERE 



The Fountain Essay Contest 2017

How to Face a Disaster?


Submissions to be posted January 31, 2018

Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon one’s home due to war or persecution at the hands of a tyrant. Some disasters may seem smaller at first glance, but can feel just as consequential – a first gray hair, a failed class, getting passed over for a promotion … the list goes on and on.

A life with no disasters is a fantasy. All of us face them – both personally and globally – sooner or later. Then, how should we face a disaster? Just as we take measures while constructing buildings on a fault line, can we be always prepared? How do we defend our inner peace when facing danger?

Tell us how you survive difficult times. Give us your best advice. Share your greatest life lesson.

  • Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2018
  • Contest open to all writers worldwide
  • Essay word count must be between 1,500 and 2,500
  • Essays must be submitted as Word document only through the essay contest page at
  • Cash prizes:
  • 1st Place - $1,000
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $300

Two Honorable Mentions - $150 each

Essay submission deadline   For more information:
January 31, 2018

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To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to mathematics, the Association of Women in Mathematics and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in industrial, government, and academic careers. The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career.


The AWM Essay Contest is open to students in the following categories:

grades 6-8
grades 9-12


Winners in each category will receive a monetary prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM website.


The grand prize winner will have his or her entry published in the AWM Newsletter.


For more information, contact organizer Dr. Heather Ames Lewis at or see the contest web page:

The deadline for receipt of entries is January 31, 2018.


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Greehey Scholars

The Greehey Scholars Program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for qualified incoming undergraduate freshmen who are exceptional scholars committed to excellence in every aspect of their lives.


Due to the generosity of alumnus Bill Greehey, the Greehey Scholars Program awards four-year scholarships to each Greehey Scholar that include:

  • St. Mary’s University tuition
  • On-campus housing and board
  • Stipends for St. Mary’s University study abroad opportunities
  • Funding for a majority of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as business travel and conference attendance within the Program

Qualified in-state, out-of-state, and international students are encouraged to apply online through the St. Mary’s University Office of Undergraduate Admission’s online application.



Admission into the Greehey Scholars Program is competitive with a limited number of positions in the cohort available each year. The following are the minimum application requirements:

  • Acceptance to St. Mary’s University as a declared business major beginning June 1, 2017
  • Minimum SAT score (totaling only critical reading and math) of 1290 or minimum ACT score of 27
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Qualified students will be invited to submit a Greehey Scholars Program application, letter of recommendation, and a resume by Jan. 31, 2018
  • Top applicants selected for an on-campus interview will be notified by Feb. 2, 2018
  • On-campus interviews will be conducted at the AACSB accredited Greehey School of Business on March 2-3, 2018
  • Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than April 1, 2018
  • Selected applicants must accept or decline the scholarship offer by May 1, 2018

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Scholarship Details

This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education.

DEADLINE: January 31, 2018

Answer the following question in 300-500 words:

Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why?


*The essay prompt is subject to change each application period without notification.

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How to Apply

The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year. Complete the following form within the designated application periods.


  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

Entry is subject to the official rules and conditions. As further set forth in the official rules, your entry grants us full permission to republish and otherwise freely use your entry materials and your name and likeness in order to promote Redfin, its subsidiaries, or other third parties. No purchase is necessary and no fees are required to enter.

Judging Criteria

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • 50% = Thoughtfulness of response
  • 40% = Quality of composition
  • 10% = Grammatical accuracy








Official Topic: “How Will Agriculture Feed the World?”

Students across the country are invited to enter the National Ag Day essay and video contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s theme is “How Will Agriculture Feed the World?” The ACA encourages students to describe how agriculture impacts their daily life and how it will feed the world with the growing population. 

​The 2018 Ag Day Essay Contest is divided into two categories of competition: written essay and video essay. Both are national competitions.


The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in the 2017-2018 school year. Contestants must be a U.S. citizen and attending school in the U.S. Contestants must meet all requirements to compete. 

Contestants are eligible for only one written essay entry during any given year.

Contestants are eligible for only one video essay entry during any given year.

Entry forms and essays or videos must be received by midnight CST, January 31, 2018, and sent to: 


2018 Ag Day Essay Contest

Agriculture Council of America

11020 King St., Ste. 205

Overland Park, KS 66210 


  1. National Video Essay Winner – $1,000
  2. National Written Essay Winner – $1,000 and trip to Washington, D.C., to be recognized at the National Press Club Event on March 20, 2018. 

First-place winner of the written essay and first-place winner of the video essay will be contacted in February via phone. Both winners will be announced to the public and media following the Taste of Ag Celebration on National Ag Day, March 20, 2018. Non-winning entries will not be notified. To check if an entry won, check the website For more information, contact, RE: 2018 Ag Day Essay Contest. ​


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