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May, 2018

The Paradigm Challenge

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that invites students ages 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve a real life problem and make a difference in the world.

We welcome all types of ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help improve personal health. 

Theme: “Wellness and healing are good for everyone.”

Up to four team members associated with the top entry in each age division (ages 4 to 8, ages 9 to 13, and ages 14 to 18) (and a parent or guardian for each team member) will receive a 4-day/3-night trip to Los Angeles to attend The Paradigm Challenge Prize Ceremony.

The deadline to submit an entry for the 2017/18 Paradigm Challenge is May 1, 2018.

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Win up to $100,000!!


Scholarship Award

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our twenty-second scholarship. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund now bestows one or two $500 awards each year. In the past, we've asked applicants to explore mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, and much more. To enter the scholarship students must follow the guidelines below:

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.
  • Enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or your final year of high school
  • Aged sixteen (16) years or older
  • Carry a status of "good standing" (i.e. currently enrolled)
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Postmarked by May 1, 2018
Please note:
  • There is no formal printed application from 1800wheelchair, all necessary information is on this page
  • There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
  • We do not accept fax or email applications
  • Please send your application via traditional mail; express mail will not be accepted
  • No need to print this page; just send your written response and contact information
  • Do not send any CD ROMs, letters of recommendation, tax returns, bank balances, resumes or CVs
  • Please keep a digital copy in Word or Google Docs. We'll need a copy to put up on our site.
Scholarship Topic
For this scholarship period, we are going to repeat our visual contest. Please submit a 'visual poem', in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Limit your 'visual poem' to an 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. You can choose to represent words, images, or both. It can abstract or representational. Please include a personal statement that gives us an idea of who you are and how your poem relates to a challenge you've faced. The poem and essay (combined) should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but feel free to write a little more or less. Note: We will not be able to return any submissions. 
Send all materials to: Scholarship
320 Roebling
Street Suite 515
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Your application should include:
  • Typed copy of your submission (make sure to save a digital copy, so we can publish it, in the event that we decide to publish it.)
  • First & last name, email address & phone number printed at the top or back of each page
  • Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted
  • Students submitting their work should sign-up for our scholarship email list below



Financial Plus Credit Union will award two scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each to two candidates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. Candidate must be either a high school student graduating in 2018 with a minimum grade point average (GPA)of 3.0 or a current full-time college or university student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be able to provide current school transcript of grades.

2. The candidate must complete the application with a short essay (500 words or less) on how the candidate will make a positive impact in our community and submit the application and essay with an official copy of their current transcript and one letter of recommendation from a legal adult other than a relative.

3. Except as provided in the rules, the candidate must be enrolled in an accredited college or university by July 13,2018.


Application, essay, letter of recommendation, and transcript (referred to as the "Scholarship Package") must be submitted no later than May 3, 2018 by 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) (see submission instructions below). Scholarship Packages which are incomplete or received after the stated deadline will be disqualified. Providing any information which is fraudulent or misleading will result in automatic disqualification. Scholarship entry period begins March 1, 2018 through May 3, 2018. Limit one scholarship entry per person.


Scholarship Packages may be mailed to the following address post-marked by May 3, 2018 OR dropped off at any Financial Plus Credit Union Branch Office by 5:00 P.M. EST on May 3, 2018:

Financial Plus Credit Union

ATTN: Kristen Brisbin

P.O. Box 7006

Flint, MI 48507

Models of Excellence Scholarship

IEI $1,000 Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest


The Ivey Engineering $1,000 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year) provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education.



Winner Payout and Announcement

  • The deadline for Ivey Engineering scholarship entries is bi-annually on October 15 and May 15. The winning entry will be published on Ivey Engineering’s blog.
  • If there are fewer than 10 entries, the deadline will be extended.
  • The winner will be notified by e-mail three weeks after the deadline.
  • Scholarship entries will be carefully reviewed by a team of judges at Ivey Engineering.
  • The scholarship will be paid out in amounts of $1,000 (U.S.) to each winner bi-annually, twice each year in the form of a co-payable check that will be mailed to the college or university attended by the winning student.


Scholarship Entry Requirements

Carefully research and compose an essay of 800 to 1,000 words on one of the following topics. The essay will be judged on content and creativity and should use correct grammar and punctuation. It must be your own work and not previously published or entered in other competitions.

Choose a topic below for your essay:

  1. Ten ways to analyze and test the integrity of a commercial HVAC design.
  2. Five tips for designing an energy-efficient building.
  3. How to investigate the cause and origin of a building structure fire.

Eligibility Requirements

The requirements for eligible student entries are:

  1. You should presently be a senior in high school;
  2. Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
  3. Or be already enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
  4. Employees and their immediate family members of Ivey Engineering are not eligible to participate.

How We Would Like to Receive Your Entry

  • Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to
  • Please specify your name, date of birth, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. Your contact information will be held in confidence and will not be shared.
  • If you are under 18 years old, please provide a parent or guardian’s e-mail address.
  • Include the name of the college or university and the mailing address of the financial aid office that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school. (College or university information must be included at time of application. If you have not applied or been accepted to a college yet, we suggest you wait and apply for the scholarship during the next round of applications.)
  • Please attach a headshot photo of yourself in .JPG or .PNG format that is at least 300 pixels wide.
  • If we don’t receive all requested information by the deadline, your submission may be disqualified.

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Cameron Impact Scholarship


The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation (“Foundation”) awards four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their high-achieving peers in their desire to make an impact on their communities and in the world at large. Our Scholar aspires to contribute to positive forces for change and plans to tailor their education to that end.


Eligibility for the Cameron Impact Scholarship is based on the following criteria:

The applicant must:

    • Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);
    • Be a citizen of the United States of America;
    • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2019, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
    • Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;
    • Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;
  • Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;
  • And submit by the Application Deadline:
      • Online Application,
      • Two (2) required Letters of Recommendation (these letters MUST be submitted prior to the Application Deadline for an Application to be considered complete), and
      • Transcript (unofficial is fine) certifying academic performance.


Early Application Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Regular Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT


Apply @



Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club

AVGMC Scholarship apps are due 5/30.

Applicants should be sure to include their address and phone number so they can be contacted.

Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club Scholarship Guidelines:

Intended Use: For full-time undergraduate certificate at accredited 2-year/ 4-year tech or vocational institution in United States. Or, a higher education institution in the United States.


  •     Attended high school or reside in the Antelope Valley.
  •     GPA of C or higher
  •     Priority will be given to students with an Earth Science study, but not limited too.

Application requirements:

  •     An essay about yourself, career goals, how you heard about the scholarship, and where you plan to attend college. ( limited to one 8 x 11 paper )
  •     Also, supply proof of GPA

Amount of award:

  •     $500.00. (Presently). Amount is determined by yearly budget.

Number of Awards:

  •     4 (Presently) Number is determined by yearly budget.
  •     One per applicant per year with a total of awards per applicant in different years.

Mail applications to:
AV Gem and Mineral Club
Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 69
Lancaster, CA. 93584-0069


Join PCA
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