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2D3D National Art & Design Competition ~ Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), an accredited college of art and design founded in 1882, is accepting entries to 2D3D, its second annual national art and design contest, judged by a jury of six CIA faculty members. The contest features four categories, including visual arts, craft, design and digital arts. First place prizes of $500 cash and a $10,000 CIA scholarship will be awarded in each category and one "Best in Show" winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize. For contest guidelines and more information visit cia.edu/2D3D. Application deadline is January 24, 2014.
Fireside Catholic Publishing 2014 Essay Scholarship Contest ~ Fireside Catholic Publishing is once again pleased to recognize outstanding Catholic High School seniors who are daily "putting their faith into action". Five winners will receive $1,000 cash awards for writing a 750-word essay on how their religious education is influencing their lives. Only one student per school may enter the contest; both faculty and student application forms must be completely filled out and returned in the same envelope with the essay, postmarked no later than December 13, 2013. For more information contact Cathy at 800-676-3264, ext. 114 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Free Speech Essay Contest ~ High school juniors and seniors who are permanent U.S. citizens are eligible to enter FIRE's Free Speech Essay Contest. Interested students should familiarize him/herself with FIRE's mission statement, watch two short videos on their website about students who were censored, then write and submit an 800-1,000 word essay on the topic "Why is free speech important at our nation's colleges and universities?" The author of the winning essay will receive a $10,000 scholarship. If you have questions e-mail email@example.com or visit their website. The application deadline is January 1, 2014.
Prince George's County Scholastic Olympics ~ The Department of Parks and Recreation of Prince George's County is encouraging all high school students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to display their scholastic talents at the Scholastic Olympics, a community event that promotes fun and healthy academic competition. The event will be held on May 3 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Plaza Community Center in Hyattsville and will include four contests: a spelling bee, oratorical/speech, mathematics and American history. Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $200-$500; other prizes include amusement park tickets, gift cards and medals. The Olympics will create an environment in which aspiring youth are celebrated by their families and communities as they demonstrate academic skills. For information or to register visit their website at http://wordconsultingllc.com/Scholastic_Olympics.html#Contest.
Princeton Prize in Race Relations ~ Do you wish everyone would sit at the same table? The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes, supports and encourages students who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of improving positive race relations in their schools or communities. Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations are awarded up to $1,000 and invited to Princeton University for an expense-paid weekend symposium on race. For more information on how to apply visit www.princeton.edu/pprize, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 800-742-1036.
QuestBridge College Prep Program ~ This program provides more than 1,500 awards that give outstanding low-income high school juniors the knowledge they need to compete for admission to leading colleges. The program provides a variety of opportunities for highly qualified students such as full scholarships to summer programs at leading colleges and universities, college admission counseling, invitations to QuestBridge College Admissions Conferences, all expense paid visits to college campuses, college application advice via telementoring, and an opportunity to win a Quest for Excellence Award. High school juniors with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000 are encouraged to apply. For more information visit http://www.questbridge.org.
SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes ~ High school seniors and current college undergrads are eligible to enter this sweepstakes, which awards $1,000 scholarships every two weeks from October 25 through May 9. Registration opens on September 16, 2013; students may register only once for a drawing but they may register after each completed drawing for the next scheduled drawing. Entrants must be at least 13 years of age. For complete details visit offtocollege.info.
Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes ~ Students who sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Program will be automatically entered in the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000. Sweepstakes winners are chosen through random drawings and a total of 200 $1,000 prizes will be awarded, 100 to high school students and 100 to current college students. CollegeSTEPS enrollees will receive newsletters with college planning and money management information. To sign up visit wellsfargo.com/collegesteps. For more information phone 1-888-511-7302 or e-mail email@example.com.
American Youth Leadership Program ~ This program offers high school students to travel abroad on three to four-week exchange programs to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary; please check http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/youth-leadership-programs for more information.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) ~ A U.S. Department of State program established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship. Seconday school students, ages 15-18, live with host familieis, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Scholarships are available for academic year 2014-2015. For more information and application deadlines visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to high school students to spend the 2014-15 academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia and Turkey. This post 9/11 program focuses on increasing understanding between people in the United States and countries with significant Muslim populations. Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information.
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to high school students for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. Participants are immersed in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice. Applications for summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 are due November 5, 2013. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.
Maryland General Assembly Page Program ~ High school seniors from across the state are invited to apply to work as a page for the Maryland General Assembly at the State Capitol in Annapolis. Successful applicants will work for two nonconsecutive weeks (Monday through Friday) in either the Senate or the House of Delegates during the 2014 Legislative Session, January 8 through April 7. Pages receive $55 per day to cover expenses and a wealth of experience. For applications and information students should see Mr. Shin.