This contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people room to develop their own views around a central idea. In addition to the opportunity for written expression, participants have the chance to win a college scholarship!
700-800 words (Title, footnotes and bibliography are not included in the final word count). Hyphenated words count as one (1) word. Words are to be counted manually
Middle or high school students, ages 13-18 (18 year olds must still be attending high school), who have a family member or friend with cancer or have lost a family member or friend to cancer.
Participants must reside in our service area. To view eligibility by zip code, click here.
Entries will go through two rounds of judging that includes judges who are educators, community members, cancer-care professionals, CSCRB corporate sponsors and South Bay politicians.
Judges’ decisions are final and will be announced January 2019. All contestants will be notified of the contest outcome.
For questions, please contact Jill Gray by email at email@example.com with “Teen Writing Contest” as the subject.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to an estimated 100 awards will be granted. Awards are renewable for up to three years or until a bachelors degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the applicant continuing full-time enrollment in an eligible course of study at an accredited four-year college or university, maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA and continuation of the program by Amazon Corporate LLC.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
The 2019 program will be accepting applications from November 1, 2018 through January 15, 2019.
Phone: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program
The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great. Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world. This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.
Here’s the rundown of requirements:
- Must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university and show financial need.
- Eligible STEM majors include computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences.
- Applicants must live in Southern California Edison’s service territory.
- The top 50 finalists will be required to submit a short video. Don’t stress, it’s simple.
- Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees and retirees are not eligible.
How to apply
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Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.
Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
The application period for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2018 and closes Dec. 15, 2018. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.
NROTC Scholarship Program
Deadline: 12/31/18, Midnight CST
NROTC scholarship registration is now open for current juniors/next year's seniors. This is a great opportunity for students to receive a 100% free college education.
The purpose of the Navy ROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.
Selected applicants for the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Full information concerning the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program is available from
Staff Sergeant Ryan L. Lunsford at 949-378-1294.
The application process for school year 2018-2019 begins on April 1, 2018.
- Academic Awards for high school seniors
- Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2019
The requirements for applying for a Scholarship or Student Grant with the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy, Grand Lodge of California is as follows:
- Applicant MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian decent
- Applicant MUST BE enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the fall of 2019.