If you ride the subway in New York City, you’re familiar with the free daily newspaper, amNewYork. This paper often has special sections in the print version that are unavailable online.
Monday’s special section was on postsecondary education. It listed 10 interesting and unique scholarship opportunities, which I’m sharing with you now. Please pass this on to all the teens you know!
1) Davidson Fellows Scholarship. Available to: maximum age of 18 years old. Deadline: 2/13/2019. Award Amount: 3 awards from $10,000 – $50,000.
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship is available to students who can demonstrate noteworthy achievements through the creation of a significant piece of work aimed at improving the lives of others in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy and outside the box.
A “significant piece of work” is defined as an exceptionally creative application of existing knowledge; a new idea with high impact; an innovative solution with broad-range implications; an important advancement that can be replicated and built upon; an interdisciplinary discovery; an exemplary performance; and/or another demonstration of extraordinary accomplishment.
You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Learn more about the Davidson Fellows Scholarship by visiting http://www.davidsongifted.org.
2) Simon Youth Community Scholarship. Available to: high school seniors through college freshmen. Deadline: 2/20/2019. Award Amount: $1,500.
You must live near a Simon mall or in the surrounding community to be eligible for this award.
Get details on applying for the Simon Youth Community Scholarship by visiting http://www.syf.org/scholarships.
3) Live Mas Scholarship. Available to: ages 16 to 24. Deadline: 2/21/2019. Award Amount: 100 awards from $5,000 to $25,000.
The Live Mas Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life’s passion.
Learn more about the Live Mas Scholarship by going to http://www.tacobell.com/lms.
4) Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge. Available to: high school juniors through college freshmen. Deadline: 2/22/2019. Award Amount: 16 awards from $2,500 to $20,000.
In this challenge, students will be given 14 hours to solve an open-ended, realistic, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue. The challenge is entirely internet-based. Students choose which day they wish to work on the challenge. Each high school may enter up to two teams consisting of three to five students.
Learn more about the Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge at m3challenge.siam.org.
5) $15,000 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. Available to: high school freshmen through college freshmen. Deadline: 2/28/2019. Award Amount: 15 awards, including $15,000.
You have the power to influence safe driving behavior among teens. Make a video that inspires your peers to drive safely and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $15,000 or one of 14 other great prizes!
Learn more about the $15,000 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge by visiting http://www.teendrive365inschool.com.
6) Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest. Deadline: 2/28/2019. Award Amount: Up to $5,000.
Regions recognizes and celebrates Black History Month and those who inspire the next generation. Show your admiration by writing an essay (500 words or less) about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you for a chance to win a $3,500 or $5,000 scholarship.
The essay should address how an African-American individual has been an inspiration in your life, and discuss the contributions this individual has made to inspire and motivate you.
Visit http://www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship for more information.
7) Optimist International Oratorical Contest. Available to: maximum age 18 years. Deadline: 2/29/2019. Award Amount: $2,500.
To be considered for this award, you must write an essay of between 700 and 800 words on the topic, “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?” and submit it to your local Optimist Club.
To get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest, visit http://www.optimist.org.
8) Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest. Available to: hminimum age 14 years. Deadline: 3/1/2019. Award Amount: $10,000.
The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged.
Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work to be eligible for this award.
Go to http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm to enter.
9) ScholarshipPoints. Available to: ScholarshipPoints.com members. Deadline: 3/15/2019. Award Amount: $10,000.
ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It’s simple, fun, and completely free!
Go to http://www.scholarshippoints.com to find out how to apply.
10) Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity. Available to: high school juniors and seniors, and entering/current college freshmen. Deadline: 5/1/2019. Award Amount: $5,000.
You must be a resident of, or be planning to attend school in Connecticut or the New York City metropolitan area to apply for this scholarship.
To be eligible, you must demonstrate how you have solved artistic, scientific, or technical problems in new or unusual ways; how you have come up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by your school, community, or family; or how you have developed an innovative way to save the environment or improve people’s health.
Visit http://www.rbffoundation.org for details.
There you have it. Please share! A young person who misses this year’s deadline may still be eligible next year. So keep this information moving!
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I’d love to hear from you in the comments or on my social media pages if your child ends up going for one of these!