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Total awards total 13,500 and the winner is flown to accept the award at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston. Society of Professional Journalists Essay Contest - Deadline, March 5th Children its alcoholics upon impact of alcoholism This essay contest is interesting because the topic stays pretty much the same year after year and because the word limitation is rather small.
Therefore you really need to utilize concise, powerful writing to do well. One of the best things about this scholarship is that it has state winners that go on to national judging to compete for a couple thousand dollars of award money. However, due to the relatively unknown status of this competition, winning at the state level is very doable.
When I entered this competition, I spent a total of a week and half doing research and writing and ended up winning the state of Illinois. While I didnt win at the national level, the director of the Illinois program at the University of Illinois said I could come visit him to talk more about it and Im sure that had I been on the cusp of getting accepted there, something like this would have definitely gotten a nod from him to the office of admissions.
Dupont Challenge Science Essay Contest - Deadline January 31st - This unique essay contests let you write an essay expressing your views on a variety of scientific topics ranging from geophysics to astronomy to environmental science. Your essay should be well researched, cite scientific journals, and make a compelling point about the future of your chosen topic.
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Speeches must be between eight and ten minutes and cover one of the assigned topics. To qualify for the national circuit, you must win a state level departmental contest, at which the American Legion will pay for you and your chaperones travel expenses. Over 138,000 of scholarship money is awarded each year so if public speaking is something you excel in, give this a look.
National Peace Essay Contest - Deadline February 1st - Win up to 10,000 as the national winner or 1,000 and a trip to Washington as a state level winner. The essay is a three part contest on the topic of peaceful civic action and international peacemaking. Open to all U. high school students; see website for complete contest details.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Deadline November 1st - A competition designed to recognize outstanding volunteer community service whether it be through leading and organization independent projects or donating ones time. National honorees can win up to 6,000 and 5,000 for a charity of their choice.
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