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Siemens Competition Description: The Siemens Competition is open to high school students in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, and the Marianas. Students are encouraged to do research in math, science, or technology; giving young scientists the opportunity to present their research to leading scientists in their field. Three Hundred projects are recognized as Semifinalists. Regional Finalists are awarded a trip to compete at one of six regional competitions. At the regional event, after presenting a poster, giving an oral presentation, and participating in a question and answer session, the student or team of students will qualify for $1000 to $3000 scholarship. National Finalists qualify for $10,000 to $100,000 scholarship. Individuals submitting projects must be seniors at the time of the deadline; team applicants made up of two or three students may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/competition.htm Discus Awards College Scholarship Description: The Discus Awards College Scholarship is available to high school students planning to attend college. You must choose three areas from the categories on the Web site and provide evidence of your excellence in each, then post the information on the Web site. You must be nominated to qualify for this award. Self-nominations are also accepted. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.discusawards.com/scholarship-info State Farm Youth Advisory Board Scholarship Description: The State Farm Youth Advisory Board Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 17 and 20 in the U.S. and Canada who are passionate about service-learning. You must be selected as a youth advisory board member and sit on the board for one year to be eligible for this award. The board is given responsibility over the resources of five million dollars to grant signature service-learning projects that seek to solve important domestic issues. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://statefarmyab.com/apply/ Step Up to Bullying Scholarship Description: The Step Up to Bullying Scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens and no more than 25 years of age. You must submit a short essay on the sponsor's webpage detailing what you're doing to step up to bullying in your school or community to qualify for this award. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.dosomething.org/stepuptobullying Senior Rubincam Youth Award Description: The Senior Rubincam Youth Award is available to students in grades 10 to 12, or between the ages of 16 and 18. To be considered, you must submit a single - line genealogy in a biographical format for five generations. Submissions should demonstrate understanding of various original and derivative source records. It should apply critical analysis and intellectual skills in compiling the family genealogy. Events should be placed in historical and genealogical context. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/rubincam_youth_award/nomination_form Introducing GlobalSolutions.org Contest Description: The "Introducing GlobalSolutions.org" Contest is open to all students worldwide. To enter, you must submit an original, 30 to 45 second video that will help new visitors to GlobalSolutions.org learn about the site and what it can do. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://globalsolutions.org/multimedia KFC Colonel's Scholars Description: The KFC Colonel's Scholars Program® is looking for high school seniors with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance, demonstrated financial need, and who want to pursue a college education at an accredited public institution in the state they reside. The KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program is about you, your dreams and aspirations, and the perseverance to succeed. This program is offered to high school seniors planning to attend a public in-state college or university. Students who meet the criteria may apply online to become a KFC’s Colonel’s Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor’s degree program. Colonel Harland Sanders has become a symbol of entrepreneurial spirit. In keeping with the Charity's commitment to young people and family values, the KFC Colonel's Scholars program will honor graduating seniors who share that spirit and need help affording college. Applicant must be: - Graduating from high school this academic year - Maintaining a high school cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher - Planning to attend a public, in-state college or university - Pursuing a bachelor's degree - A U.S. citizen or permanent resident - Demonstrate financial need Applications are only available online. For additional scholarship information, or to apply, visit the KFC Scholars website. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.kfcscholars.org/ Anne Frank Outstanding Scholarship Award Description: In honor of the anniversary of Anne Frank's birthday on June 12, the Anne Frank Center USA celebrates with the annual Spirit of Anne Frank Awards for citizens, educators and a scholarship student. Scholarship applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are community leaders and have been accepted to a four-year-college. Applicants are required to write a 1,000-word essay describing contributions they have made to their community and how their goals are inspired by Anne Frank. The essay should relate a single personal experience that demonstrates a commitment to social justice. We strongly recommend that applicants read “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” and include in their essay how themes from the diary relate to their own life experience. Applicants are also required to provide two letters of recommendation on letterhead from supporting sponsors who are personally familiar with the applicant's contributions but are not parents or family members. All application materials must be postmarked by January 31; the winner will be announced on March 28.Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.annefrank.com/fileadmin/safa/categories.html#apply FIRE's "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest Description: The FIRE's "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest is open to high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2012. To enter, you must watch two short videos and write a 800- to 1000-word essay in response to the videos, which revolve around free speech and freedom of expression. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://thefire.org/takeaction/students/essaycontest "Your Point of View" Contest Description: The "Your Point of View" Contest is open to students between the ages of 14 and 19. To enter, you must submit an essay that illustrates changes that you believe your high school needs. The top ideas and stories will be asked to be part of a feature length documentary and the top 3 submissions will also receive funds towards their education. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.energizestudents.org/Speak-Your- Mind/Contest.aspx Letters About Literature Description: Letters About Literature is a national reading/writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the US Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores. The contest is open to US students in grades 4-12. Entries consist of a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre, explaining how the author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves. There are three competition levels: grades 4-6 (100-250 words), grades 7-8 (250-500 words), and grades 9-12 (500-750 words). Two winners are selected from each level and awarded a $500 gift card from Target. The contest opens in September and the deadline is December 1 (postmark). State winners are announced in March and national winners in April. For more information, send email to email@example.com Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.lettersaboutliterature.org/ Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Description: The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2010 competition. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. American college or university. • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. • College students are not eligible to apply. • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; resident alien status does not qualify. • Male and female students compete separately. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ Do Something Healthy Schools Scholarships Description: Tell us how you're making your school healthier by December 31st and you (and four of your friends!) could win a $1,000 scholarship. Not sure what to do? Here a few projects you could try: - Get the Junior Class (or your entire school!) to give up soda for one week - Collect healthy recipes and give them out for free to classmates, friends and family members - Start a "drink a glass of water a day" pledge and get your entire school to sign up - Whatever YOU want to do to make your school healthier! Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.dosomething.org/ Independence Day Essay Contest Description: This contest is open to U.S citizens of all national backgrounds that are currently studying in the United States or in an American military school out of the country. Eligible contestants must be high school (grades 9 through 12) students in a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible. Recent high school graduates are eligible to participate as long as the deadline of the current contest falls within 12 months after graduation. How to Enter: - Write a 1,500 word essay and focus clearly on the current theme, "What the Star Spangled Banner Really Means to Me" - Entries must be submitted electronically either through the website or e-mailed directly to scholarship@JoeFoss.com by July 3rd at 11:59 p.m. MST. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.joefoss.com/ Bridgestone Safety Scholars Video Contest Description: The Safety Scholars Video Contest is open to students aged 16 to 21 in the U.S. and Canada who are enrolled as full - time students in an accredited secondary, college level, or trade school. You must submit an original 25 or 55 second video on one or more issues or topics relating to automobile safety. The video should convey effective ways to improve driver safety for drivers ages 16 through 21. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.safetyscholarsvideo.com/ AFA Teens Video Competition Description: As more and more families across America are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, many teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease— from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors or involvement in community service. Recognizing this, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization, has created a division specifically for teens, AFA Teens. Its goals include raising awareness among teenagers and the general public about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; providing education, counseling and support to young family members; enabling teens to share feelings with other teens and experts; and referring teens and their family members to supportive services. In a further effort to provide an outlet for teenagers to think creatively about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause, AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens Video Competition for teens ages 13-19. AFA will award $500 to the grand-prize winner and $250 to the first runner-up. Students are required to submit an autobiography and create an artistic or documentary (non-fiction) video of two minutes or less that conveys s moment in relation to Alzheimer’s disease when you learned something about your understanding of the disease, learned something about caregiving, or decided to become a community volunteer/activist. AFA will award $500 to the grand-prize winner and $250 to the first runner-up. The deadline for applications is December 1. On February 1, AFA will notify the grand-prize winner and runner-up. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.afateens.org/ 24Seven $1,000 “Fuel Your Dreams” Scholarship Description: Everyone has a dream, something they really want to accomplish. Reaching your goals and living your dreams requires energy, focus, and determination. For that reason, 24Seven Energy is here to fuel your dreams with our fruit energy and our $1,000 Scholarship. To apply, simply fill out the form at the URL listed above. In 250 words or less, explain how $1,000 will help you accomplish your dream. *As an added bonus, you will be eligible to win an iPad 2; just for taking the time to write down your dream.To be eligible, you must be a current 9-12th grade high school student, or a current college student (including graduate students and adults), or currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in continuing education. You must also be a legal resident of the U.S. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://24sevenenergy.com/scholarship/ Create Real Impact Contest Description: The Create Real Impact Contest is open to full - time high school and college students between the ages of 15 and 22. To enter, you must submit a piece of art, music, creative writing, video, or a phone application that addresses the problem of distracted and reckless driving. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.createrealimpact.com/ CollegeTalk Scholarship Description: The CollegeTalk Scholarship is available to students ages 16 and older. To be considered, you must, in 600 words or less, tell who you want as your president from 2012 to 2016. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://collegeinquirer.com/scholarship/ LiveCitizen Scholarship Competition Description: The LiveCitizen Scholarship Competition is open to students, ages 16 and older, who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited post - secondary institution of higher learning. To be considered, you must submit a one to two minute video and a 200 - 300 - word essay answering the question "Who was the best president ever, and why?" Once the video and essay are uploaded, the videos will be voted on. The top five most voted videos will then be sent to LiveCitizen staff to decide a winner. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.livecitizen.com/scholarship/ Charles Schwab Foundation Scholarship Description: The Charles Schwab Foundation Scholarship is available to students who participate in the National Financial Capability Challenge. Twenty students will be selected by lottery from among the top 10 percent highest-scoring students nationally. In addition, five $1,000 scholarships will go to students who score in the top 10 percent among all participating students who attend low-income public schools. A grant of $1,000 will also go to each of the schools that produce the winning students in recognition of the important role schools play in financial education! Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://quiz.schwabmoneywise.com/teachers/literacy/scholarships.php Beans For Brains Description: The Beans for Brains scholarship is a merit-based scholarship open to all students attending an accredited institution in the coming fall. Applicants must know how to knit or crochet, must provide an original pattern or a photo of a recent project, and must be ok with us publishing their photo in future media ventures. We heartily encourage our customers attending school, or their children/grandchildren to apply. The scholarship is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students in any course of study. (Ok, we know it's just a drop in the bucket to you doctors-to-be, but every little bit helps, right?!) For the coming award year, there are five $3,000 scholarships up for grabs, one of which is guaranteed to go to a Reno/Tahoe local (the other 4 awards will be distributed evenly among the 4 U.S. Regions). Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/scholarshipHome.asp Why is Abstinence Before Marriage The Best Choice For Teens Today Description: Open to current high school students in the United States of America $3,500 in Cash Scholarships Why Is Abstinence Before Marriage The Best Choice For Teens Today?” Written Essay Contest - 1st Place $1000 - 2nd Place $ 500 - 3rd Place $ 250 Must be typed and between 1000 and 1500 words. Format in MS Word 2007 or later. And Multimedia Essay Contest PowerPoint, Video, or Music Video - 1st Place $1000 - 2nd Place $ 500 - 3rd Place $ 250 Format in MS PowerPoint 2007 or later; must include 10 to 25 pictures and be between 4 and 7 minutes in length. Videos are to be between 4 and 7 minutes in length, and Music Videos are to be between 2 and 4 minutes in length. $3,500 in Cash Scholarships "Why Is Abstinence Before Marriage The Best Choice For Teens Today?” Entries accepted until April 15th. The applicant must attend high school and complete original work answering the question: "Why is abstinence before marriage the best choice for teens today?" To enter, submit your work to Life Choices following the guidelines listed, with a cover page including: title, name, address, phone number, e-mail address, school, and person who assigned the essay. If you choose to e- mail instead of mail your entry, insert your work into the e-mail and not as an attachment. Attachments will not be opened. Multimedia entries need to mail a hard copy to Life Choices . Postmark shall be before April 15th. Eligible entries will be judged anonymously for award by the Life Choices Essay Committee. Winning students must agree to allow their finished work to be used by Life Choices for publicity. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.lifechoicespoway.org/ Humane Planet Multimedia Contest Description: Access your creativity. Make real change for animals. Innovate to create a more humane planet. OVERVIEW - The competition is open to participants aged 14 to 18 located anywhere on the planet! - The competition is multifaceted. Participants may submit: - A short film - A public service announcement (PSA) - Both a short film and PSA We are seeking unique perspectives and innovative solutions to the critical animal welfare issues of today. A VIP panel of judges will review all entries, and the winners will be announced on or by June 1st. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.paloaltohumane.org/ National Civil War Student Challenge Description: The National Civil War Student Challenge is open to high school students between the ages of 13 and 19. To enter, you must take an online trivia test on the events leading up to, during, and the repercussions of the Civil War. The online challenge will consist of 50 difficult, multiple - choice questions. The top 30 scorers will be invited to take the 90 - minute final exam at their local high school or library. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.history.com/interactives/national-civil-war-student-challenge Google Global Science Fair 2011 Description: The Google Global Science Fair 2011 is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. You, or your team of two or three, must create either a two-minute video or 20-slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the Summary page of your project submission. You may submit projects in any one of the following categories: Computer Science Math, Earth Environmental Sciences, Behavioral Social Sciences, Flora Fauna, Energy Space, Inventions Innovation, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or Electricity Electronics. A video or presentation is required to enter. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/how.html Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Award Description: The Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program, sponsored by Deloitte and the Thrive Foundation for Youth, honors ethical student-athletes who have a positive impact on three levels: Personal Mastery: Making oneself better Leadership: Making one’s teammates better Honoring the Game: Making the game better Nominees will be assessed on the basis of how closely they exemplify the Triple-Impact Competitor Principles. Two boys and two girls in each region (outlined below) will receive a $1000 TIC Scholarship. High school juniors (class of 2011) from the following metro areas, defined by county below, are eligible to apply for the scholarship: Chicago: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will Counties Houston: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller Counties New York City: Kings, Bronx, Nassau, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester, Bergen, Hudson, Passaic Counties San Francisco / Sacramento: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo Washington DC: District of Columbia, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Manassas, Montgomery, Prince George's, Frederick, Calvert, Charles Counties Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.positivecoach.org/ Get Green Video Contest Description: The Get Green Video Contest is available to U.S. high school students between the ages of 14 and 19. To enter, you must submit a 30 - 120 second video that shows how your everyday actions impact the ocean. The first place winner will receive $500 cash and a Samsung Galaxy Tab; second place, a Samsung HD Camcorder; and third place, a Samsung Pocket Camcorder. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://planet-connect.org/2011getgreen 2011 EngineerGirl! Essay Contest - 9th-12th Grades Description: The 2011 EngineerGirl! Essay Contest is available to boys and girls in 9th-12th grade. In no more than 1500 words, describe an item that is used for disaster relief. Explain how it works. Point out key elements of the design and why it was designed that way. Describe how different types of engineers (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) might have contributed to the final design of this product. Discuss the constraints designers faced in the creation of this product and potential changes/improvements needed if it were used in a different disaster relief Scenario. Be sure to include your references. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.engineergirl.org/?id=13161 DNA Day Essay Contest Description: The DNA Day Essay Contest is available to students in grades 9- 12. Students must compose an essay of no more than 700 words that examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.ashg.org/education/dnadaycontest.shtml Playing with Purpose Scholarship Description: The Playing with Purpose Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who play at least one sanctioned high school sport at the varsity level. You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a committed follower of Christ to be eligible for this award. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.allamericanaward.org/applicationformintro.html Olive Garden's Pasta Tales Essay Contest Description: The Olive Garden's Pasta Tales Essay Contest is open to first through 12th grade students in the U.S. and Canada. To enter, you must describe, in 50 to 250 words, "How furthering your education beyond high school will help make your dreams come true." Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.olivegarden.com/company/community/pasta_tales.asp Prom Guide Scholarship for Creative 2011 Graduates Description: The Prom Guide Scholarship for Creative 2011 Graduates is available to graduating high school seniors. To be considered, you must submit a short YouTube video that explains the benefits of using the PG Card. The title of your video must include the word "prom." Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.promguide.com/scholarship/ Microsoft University Scholarship Program for the 2011-2012 School Year Description: Microsoft College scholarships are designed to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Students will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry. Microsoft is excited to be offering scholarships for the coming academic year. Applications must be postmarked by February 1st. At Microsoft, we want to encourage students from groups currently under-represented in the field of computer science to pursue technical degrees. While all candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility described below may apply, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, under-represented minority students or students with disabilities. Minority applicants must be a member of one of the following groups under-represented in the software field: African American, Hispanic or Native American. Microsoft will review all applications and select final candidates on the basis of eligibility, quality of application, displayed interest in the software industry, commitment to leadership and financial need. We will target announcing scholarship recipients by March 18th. Scholarships are awarded, full or partial amounts, to recipients for the coming academic year. Full tuition scholarships will cover tuition for the coming academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university. Microsoft will make payments to the designated school, and they’re not transferable to other academic institutions. Funds are to be used for tuition only and may not be used for other costs on the recipient's bursar bill. All recipients of the scholarship will be required to apply for, and complete if offered, a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft reserves the right not to offer a position to the scholarship winner if an appropriate match cannot be found. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted. Students must be enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline, such as math or physics, with a demonstrated interest in computer science. The student must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0. A completed application includes five items: your résumé, transcript, essay questions, letter of referral, and confirmation of your online application to the Microsoft Summer Internship program. All items must be mailed to the address below and postmarked by February 1st to receive full consideration. An application is considered ineligible if all parts are not received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all pieces are received by Microsoft by the deadline. 1. Résumé - Enclose a copy of your résumé that includes your e-mail address, campus address and phone number, student ID number, permanent address and phone number, major and expected graduation date. 2. Transcript - Enclose a copy of your current academic transcript. 3. Essay Questions - Use one page to answer all four of the following essay questions (not one page per question). • Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom. • Describe the toughest technical problem you've worked on, how you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome, if it was team-based, and the final outcome. • Describe a situation which demonstrates initiative and your willingness to go above and beyond. • Describe how you are currently funding your college education. 4. Letter of referral - Enclose a letter of referral from a faculty member or an academic advisor who knows your work. 5. Confirmation of Online Application to the Microsoft Internship Program - Apply online at http://www.microsoft.com/university for a summer internship and print out a confirmation page showing you have done so. This printed confirmation must be included in your mailed application materials. 6. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability (optional) - Please note your gender, ethnicity or disability on the page with your essay questions if you would like that information to be considered with your application. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/collegescholarship.aspx Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Description: The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is open to full - time high school seniors attending a high school in a community served by Comcast. You must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, demonstrate a strong commitment to community service, and display leadership abilities in school activities or work experience to be considered for this award. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/About/InTheCommunity/Partners/LeadersAndAchievers.html ScholarGamers.com Scholarship Description: The ScholarGamers.com Scholarship is available to middle or high school students. You must be between the ages of 13 and 19 and have not yet graduated from high school and be a legal resident of the US or Puerto Rico to be eligible for this contest. To enter, you must sign up at ScholarGamers.com. After signing up, you may participate in a number of games. Students who place the highest after a cumulative 45 day period are then invited to Disney s BoardWalk Resort to compete head - to - head for scholarships. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.scholargamers.com/2011-scholarships Oh, the Places You'll Go! Scholarship Description: The Oh, the Places You'll Go! Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors. To be considered, you must write a letter to a person you know who needs inspiration in his or her life. You must apply the themes of the book Oh, the Places You ll Go! to you letter. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Website http://www.seussville.com/OTPScholarship/ Ford Motor Company Fund's Heart Behind the Oval Description:What Are The Rules? Ford Blue Oval Scholars “Heart Behind the Oval” scholarship contest is open to all U.S. college students enrolled by September 30. High school seniors who are accepted to an accredited college or university and enrolled by September 30 are eligible.No purchase necessary. Participants must be legal residents of the United States and/or the District of Columbia. One entry per person. Employees of Ford Motor Company (sponsor), CCO Communications, Inc. d.b.a. PCGCampbell (administrator), their subsidiaries, affiliates, and immediate family members are not eligible for the contest. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A check will be awarded to each scholarship winner payable directly to the educational institution to be used for tuition in the upcoming academic year. Proof of enrollment must be provided prior to the start of the upcoming academic school year. The scholarship funds must be transferred no later than October 29.How Do I Enter? Eligible participants must provide an essay demonstrating what their heart is behind to make a difference in their communities. Ten semi-finalists will be selected and given an ULTRA HD FLIP Cam to produce a 3-minute video illustrating their community involvement. Scholarship winners will be selected based on the video submissions. Ford Motor Company will be accepting written essay entries online or by mail starting on March 15 and ending on April 9. Written essays can be entered online at the Ford Blue Oval Scholars website (fordscholars.org), or by mailing written essays to Ford Blue Oval Scholars Contest Headquarters, 3200 Greenfield Rd., Ste. 280, Dearborn, MI 48120. Submitting an entry constitutes agreeing to the terms of these Official Rules and all decisions of Ford Motor Company and/or its designee, which are final and binding in all respects. Ford Motor Company is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information or for entries which are garbled, damaged, incompletely received, otherwise defective or lost due to any reason, all of which will be voided. Participants assume all risk of lost, late, misdirected, incomplete or ineligible entries. Once submitted, all essays and semi-finalist videos become the sole property of Ford Motor Company and can/will be used to promote company programs and services without further compensation or permission. Essays and videos will not be returned. All semi-finalist videos including student’s name and school will be posted for public viewing/voting on the Ford Blue Oval Scholars website, fordscholars.org and/or Ford Motor Company’s social media pages What Are The Essay Requirements? All applicants must complete the contest registration form including: applicant’s full name, age, primary phone number, address, e-mail address, high school/college/university name and expected graduation date. Online submission process and essay requirements: Complete the online contest application at fordscholars.org. All submissions must be in English. Essay must be a minimum of 1,000 characters and not exceed 2,000 character limit. Your essay has been successfully uploaded when you receive confirmation on the website. Mail-in submission process and essay requirements: Print and complete the contest application from fordscholars.org. Include a copy of your contest application in your essay submission envelope. All submissions must be in English. Essay must be typed and cannot exceed 2,000-character limit. Please include your last name in the bottom right hand corner of each page. Page formatting should be double spaced with a 12-point LEGIBLE font. Essays should be double spaced on 8-1/2 x 11-unlined white paper. Mail essay and contest application to Ford Blue Oval Scholars Contest Headquarters, 3200 Greenfield Rd., Ste. 280, Dearborn, MI 48120. Submissions must be postmarked by April 9 and received by April 13. What Are The Video Requirements? FOR SEMI-FINALISTS ONLY Only the 10 selected semi-finalists will provide a video submission. Videos must demonstrate your written essay / what your heart is behind and how are you making a difference in your community. The deadline to submit video entries is 5:00 PM EST on May 6. Videos must be e-mailed to FordBlueOvalScholars@pcgcampbell.com. Videos may not exceed 3-minutes in length and must be produced from the ULTRA FLIP Cam provided. Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, canceled or modified. Language in the video must be primarily English. Videos must be tasteful. Language will be evaluated by Ford Motor Company based on context and societal acceptability. Content must be intended for a family audience and must, in the sole and unfettered discretion of Ford Motor Company, be suitable for a general audience. The submission can and will be disqualified if:Video contains any nudity or sexually explicit content. Depicts violence or cruelty. Attacks or disparages or presents in any false light any individual or group of people. Video must not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than Ford Motor Company. Video must not contain any trademarks, copyrighted works or other intellectual property (other than as owned by contestant). Any element(s) appearing in a video, including without limitation stills, clip art, supers, music (lyrics and/or melody) or other materials must be the contestant’s own original work, created and performed by the contestant, or be in the public domain. Use of any copyrighted elements or other materials that are not the contestant’s own original work, or not in the public domain, may result in disqualification. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to reject and disqualify any video entry that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate any of these content related requirements. If the content of the video does not meet the requirements Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.fordscholars.org/ C-SPAN StudentCam 2011 Description: C-SPAN would like to share with you the launching of our StudentCam competition. StudentCam is our annual national video documentary competition for middle and high school students, grades 6-12. This year’s theme is "Washington, DC – Through My Lens." Tell us about an issue, event or topic that helped you better understand the role of the federal government in your life or community. Students are asked to select a topic and create a 5- to 8-minute documentary that presents multiple views and includes C-SPAN video. We are awarding a total of $50,000 in prizes. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.studentcam.org/ Coca-Cola Scholars Program Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post - secondary institution in the U.S. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Additionally, you must be one of the following: US citizen; US national; US permanent resident; temporary resident (in a legalization program); refugee; asylee; Cuban-Haitian entrant; or humanitarian parolee. Home-schooled students may also apply. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttps://www.coca- colascholars.org/cokeWeb/page.jsp?navigation=15 DoSomething.org s Healthy Schools Challenge Award Amount$1,000 Deadline Date Dec 01. Description: Nearly 1 in 3 young Americans is overweight or obese, and with obesity-related illness ranking as one of the top killers of Americans today this is a serious problem. Do Something about it and join DoSomething.org s Healthy Schools Challenge. Register and start a healthy living campaign/program at your school- report your results for a chance to win a party for your school, a $1,000 scholarship for yourself and $1,000 scholarships for up to 4 friends that help you! Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.dosomething.org/healthy-schools Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship Award Amount$500 Deadline Date Dec 31. Description: The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship is open to young people interested in protecting wildlife and the environment. The initiative seeks to elevate young people into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup projects, empower volunteers to rebuild the environmental and social well- being of our communities, and improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife. A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to the author of the top Apprentice Ecologist essay. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.wildernessproject.org/volunteer_apprentice_ecologist My College Scholarship Award Amount$1,500 Deadline Date Varies Description: Applicant must be a student over the age of 16 who is planning on attending a previously unattended college or university. Scholarships are awarded through random drawing. Award must be used within five years of winning. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.mycollegescholarship.com/ Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition Award Amount$15,000 Deadline Date Dec 01. Description: The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens residing within the jurisdiction of a local Elks Lodge. Your selection for this award is based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. To be considered, you must plan on pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours) at an American college or university. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.Cfm Standout Student Scholarship Award Amount $500. Deadline Date Oct 31. Description: The Standout Student Scholarship is available to high school students who plan to enroll full - time at a four - year college. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 300 - word essay describing a special skill, talent, or interest that helps you standout from your peers. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. The recipient of this award will also receive a free college admissions consultation with author and College Peas creator, Mike Moyer. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.collegepeas.com/money/. Alert Scholarship Award Amount $500. Deadline Date Varies. Description: The Alert Scholarship is available to high school seniors who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend college after graduation. You must submit an essay between 650-800 words about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, and, in your opinion, what was right or wrong about the way the incident or problem was handled. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study.Website http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php. Dell Scholars Program Award Amount $20,000 Deadline Date Jan 15. Description: The Dell Scholars Program enables more under-served students with financial need to achieve their greatest potential through higher education. The Dell Scholars Program is offered to those high school students participating in an approved AVID program. The funding for each Dell Scholar is substantial: $20,000. The value of these 250 scholarships equals $5 million. MSDF believes that funding a significant percentage of their college expenses will enable these students to focus on their college studies and complete their bachelor program. 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 assistanceTo be eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria: Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year *Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA Demonstrated need for financial assistance *Participating in a MSDF approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years *Planning to enter a bachelor's degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school. *U.S. citizenship or permanent residency Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttp://www.dellscholars.org/public/ Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Four Year Award For Seniors Award Amount $20,000 Deadline Date Oct 31. Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement- based scholarship awarded to 250 high school seniors each year. Fifty of these are four-year, $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year for four years), while 200 are designated as four-year, $10,000 scholarships ($2,500 per year for four years). The scholarships must be used at an accredited U.S. college or university. A joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation administers the largest business-supported Scholarship Program of its kind. The Program signifies the same commitment to leadership and excellence that enables Coca-Cola to maintain international preeminence year after year in the beverage industry. This unique Program was conceived by Coca-Cola Bottlers in 1986 as a means of making an enduring contribution to our nation's future. Selection is based on a balanced consideration of leadership, character, achievement, and commitment, both inside and outside of the classroom. Coca-Cola Scholars are characterized by their ability, perseverance, determination, and motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors. They are a diverse group of individuals, representing every ethnic group and all 50 states. In order to be eligible for a Coca- Cola Scholarship, a student must be: - a CURRENT high school or home-school senior anticipating graduation from a school or program in the United States during the academic year in which application is made; - a U.S. Citizen; U.S. National; U.S. Permanent Resident; Temporary Resident (legalization program); Refugee; Asylee; Cuban-Haitian Entrant; or Humanitarian Parolee; - planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution; - carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of your junior year of high school Applicants may NOT be: children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca- Cola Company or any other bottler or Company divisions or subsidiaries High school seniors can apply online through our website between August 1 and October 31 of his/her senior year. All online applications must be received by the deadline of October 31st of the applicant's senior year of high school. Up to 2,000 Semifinalists, dispersed proportionately across the nation, are selected. Only semifinalists are notified of their selection by mail and email. Semifinalists return supporting application documents to the Foundation by January 15th. An independent selection panel then determines the 250 Finalists. At the expense of the Foundation, the 250 Finalists attend a Scholars Weekend in Atlanta in the Spring. The National Selection Committee, which is composed of leaders in business, education, government and the arts, interviews and evaluates each candidate. The top 50 Finalists, designated National Scholars, receive awards valued at $20,000. The remaining 200 Finalists are designated Regional Scholars and receive awards valued at $10,000. Coca-Cola Scholars share a special "something else," giving back in unselfish ways, embodying service over self and already making a difference in society. By supporting these students Coca-Cola, too, is giving back to the communities that have supported it for more than 100 years. The Foundation intends for the term "Coca-Cola Scholar" to be synonymous with leadership and excellence. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Websitehttps://www.coca-colascholars.org/.
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