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March, 2018

 
Visit www.DirectingChangeCA.org for contest rules and educational resources.
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Make a statement.

Win a scholarship.

Save a life.

2017/18 video and billboard contests are open for submissions. Bring it on.

 

Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change.

People know texting and driving is dangerous, but they do it anyway. As an applicant you have one clear mission: create a PSA to encourage your friends to avoid distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. Together, we can spread the message that texting and driving is unacceptable for all of us. No one is special enough to text and drive.

Open to 11th and 12th grade students.

 

Billboard Competition

We want to see your personal expression come through on your billboard design. Create a design to warn your peers of the dangers of texting and driving.

 

In addition to the scholarship, the winning designs may be placed on billboards across the country, courtesy of Clear Channel Outdoor.

 

High School Prize: $2,000

 

Deadline: 3/1/18

 

Apply @ http://projectyellowlight.com/

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2018 Essay Topic and Guidelines

The United States has many tools to advance and defend its foreign policy and national security interests around the world—from diplomatic approaches pursued by members of the Foreign Service, to the range of options available to the U.S. military. In countries affected by or vulnerable to violent conflict, peacebuilding tools are important additions to the national security toolkit.

 

In such complex environments, cooperation across agencies and approaches is challenging, but it can also blend knowledge and skills in ways that strengthen the overall effort to establish a lasting peace. On the other hand, lack of coordination can lead to duplication of effort, inefficient use of limited resources and unintended consequences.

 

In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases—one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful—where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Analyze and compare these two cases, addressing the following questions:

  • What relative strengths did members of the Foreign Service and military actors bring to the table? What peacebuilding tools were employed? Ultimately, what worked or did not work in each case?
  • How was each situation relevant to U.S. national security interests?
  • What lessons may be drawn from these experiences for the pursuit of U.S. foreign policy more broadly?
 

Eligibility: Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted. Previous first-place winners and immediate relatives of directors or staff of the AFSA, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Semester at Sea and National Student Leadership Conference are not eligible to participate. Previous honorable mention designees are eligible to enter.

 

Prizes: $2,500 to the writer of the winning essay, in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital from anywhere in the U.S. for the winner and his or her parents, and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea. Runner-up receives $1,250 and a full tuition to attend a summer session of National Student Leadership Conference’s International Diplomacy program.

 

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT, March 15, 2018

 

For additional information, contact Perri Green at (202) 719-9700 or essaycontest@afsa.org.

 

http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest 

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Live Deliberately Essay Contest

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,

in which you can walk with love and reverence.

—Journal, October 18, 1855

Essay Prompt: In an essay of 750 words or fewer, describe a time in your life when you pursued a path that was “narrow and crooked,” but felt like it was the right path for you. In what ways are/were you able to, as Thoreau advises, walk that path with “love and reverence?” How has navigating that path shaped you into the person you are becoming?

Essay Contest Information and Timeline

Each year, the Live Deliberately Essay Contest invites youth from around the world, ages 14-21, to consider a selected Henry David Thoreau quotation and accompanying prompt. Contestants are asked to write a thoughtful essay that uses personal experience and observation to demonstrate how that year's quotation and prompt relate to their own lives and to the world around them. Like Thoreau, these young people use the power of their words to convey vivid stories, personal conviction and human compassion.

The contest has three age groups: 14-16, 17-18, and 19-21. One winner will be identified in each age group and will receive a $250 cash prize, plus an autographed special edition of Walden.  Essays may also be selected to receive Honorable Mention in each age group, which will be awarded with an autographed special edition of Walden.

To participate in the 2017-2018 Essay Contest, please read the Contest Guidelines and then submit your essay @ https://www.walden.org/education/essay-contest/.

The deadline for submission is Midnight (EST) on March 15, 2018.

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2018 Environmental Science High School Scholarship

The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium is pleased to announce its 2018 Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship Program.  MEEC will be awarding five scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year.  Graduating high school seniors attending high school within MEEC’s boundaries are encouraged to apply.

MEEC’s boundaries consist of the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County and the High Desert region of North Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.

Scholarships will be awarded to five eligible graduating high school seniors in the amount of $2,500 each. Recipient must attend a high school located within MEEC’s boundaries as described above.  To be eligible students must declare a major in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or other closely related Science or Engineering field.

The mission of the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC) is to improve the environmental literacy of students, teachers and Mojave Desert communities by actively providing quality educational resources.  MEEC was founded in 2001 and is the High Desert zone of the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network, a project of the California Department of Education.

Applicants are required to provide the following:

  1.      A completed application form
  2.      Transcripts and SAT/ACT scores (unofficial copies accepted)
  3.      500 word personal essay on – “My Career Goals and Why I would like a Career in the Environmental Science, or Engineering field ”
  4.      Application packages must be received no later than 4 PM, on March 16, 2018. Applicant packet may be mailed or dropped off at:

MEEC – ATTN: Scholarship Committee

14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392

Obtaining a Scholarship Application (Click to download application)

Additional Scholarship Applications are available through Samantha Murray, MEEC Program Specialist, at (760) 245-1661 ext. 6717.

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