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Contests and Awards
How can you find a contest that suits you? It's easier than you think.
Use your favorite Internet search engine, and search on a couple words. If
you live in Alabama, and like taking pictures, you might search on "contest
2011 photography Alabama." Today, that search results in the
Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest.
Perfect! Or perhaps you'd
prefer a national essay contest, but you're not sure what topic you'd like to write
about. I might search on "national essay contest." In the first page
of results, I've found National
Peace Essay Contest, Holocaust
Remembrance Project, and Idea
of America among others. Do you have some unique characteristic,
talent or passion area? Search for that uniqueness.
It's easy to find a contest that suits you!
Gifted Resource Center Contest, Award & Scholarship Search
- Academic Competitions Imagine, Vol. 7, No. 1
- SET (Study of Exceptional Talent) competition list...
Academic Competitions for Gifted Students: A Resource Book for Teachers and
Parents by Mary Tallent-Runnels and Ann Candler-Lotven
- Lists available competitions, with focus on academics, characteristics of good
competitions, and useful tips on selecting the right competitions make it unique
and valuable. In addition, helps parents and teachers minimize problems and
maximize benefits of academic competitions for gifted learners...
for Talented Kids: Win Scholarships, Big Prize Money, And Recognition by Frances A. Karnes and Tracy L. Riley
- Comprehensive up-to-date listing of national competitions available for
List of Student Contests and Activities
- National Association
of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) through its National Committee on Student
Contests and Activities
and NJHS Student Contests and Activities and
and NJHS Scholarship and Awards
- National Honor Society and National
Junior Honor Society
- ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest
- International programming contest for college students!
- Website dedicated to inspiring excellence in children, by uncovering the
potential within each child providing them with the tools to nurture their
unique talents, including access to a mentor, and inspiring them to pursue
excellence in their endeavors and to become lifelong achievers.
Includes Amazing Kids! of the Month program, and
Future" essay contest...
Breakthrough Novel Award
- An international competition seeking the next popular novel. Beginning in
2010, the competition will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction
and one for Young Adult Fiction. The competition is open to unpublished and
previously self-published novels waiting to be discovered. Each winner will
receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000
advance. Watch for next year's contest!
Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program
- open to high school seniors in the United States who plan to further their
education at a college/university or certified trade school in the United
States. You must be a high school senior during the 2006-2007 school year who
will attend a college/university or trade school in the United States starting
with the fall 2007 semester. Read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay"
(approximately 3000 words) about automatic fire sprinklers and take a
ten-question multiple-choice test!
- American Foreign Service
National High School Essay Contest
- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wants to know what YOU THINK about the
role of the Foreign Service and its members in today's world! All students in
grades nine through 12 attending a public, private, parochial school, home
school or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the 50
states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories, or, if they are U.S.
citizens attending schools overseas, are eligible
- American Mathematics Contests
- Middle school (AMC 8 for grades 6 - 8) and high school tests (AMC 10), preliminary to the
United States of
America Mathematical Olympiad and International
Mathematical Olympiad (registration through October for November testing)
Regions Mathematics League (ARML)
- Annual national mathematics competition. High school students form teams of
15 to represent their city, state, county or school and compete against the best
in the from the United States and Canada...
Rand Essay Contests
- Annual essay contests for a variety of levels:
Anthem essay contest for 9th and 10th graders, on Ayn Rand’s novel
The Fountainhead essay contest for 11th and 12th graders, on Ayn Rand’s novel
Atlas Shrugged essay contest for college students, on Ayn Rand’s novel
- Are you a leader? An entrepreneur? A creator? A changemaker? If
you answered yes to any of these, you are invited to participate in an
opportunity to bring your dreams to life! If you are age 13-20, show us your
venture idea through a creative and fun 90-second video and entry form to
compete to win one of 49 different $1,000 seed money prizes...
for Brains Scholarship Program!
- A merit-based scholarship open to all
undergraduate, graduate or professional school students attending an accredited
institution in the fall of this year. Applicants must know how to knit or crochet,
must provide an original pattern or a photo of a recent project from Vogue
Knitting, and must be ok with us publishing their photo in a future issue of
Vogue Knitting Magazine (you'll be famous!)
Universe Writing Contest
- Take a look at the world around you. From the
animals, to the plants and trees, to the weather and climate, and even outer
space and the environment -- these are all parts of nature. Write a real or
imaginary narrative, which includes some aspect of nature and the world around
you. Your story can involve anything from a simple hike in the woods, to
gardening, to the life cycle of a bumblebee. This is your chance to be as
creative as you can! Grades K-8, January 15 to February 28, 2013
Arts Bash An exhibition of literary arts
- A writing contest for
homeschooled authors, the Book Arts Bash celebrates untrammeled creativity, and
promotes the integration of writing across the curriculum. We put homeschooled
students' best work on the desks of literary agents, best-selling authors, and
other industry professionals, to encourage young writers and connect great
minds. Prizes offered in 10 age groups across grades K-12. Next deadline January
- Internet-based competition that provides middle school
and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to
engineering... and the free Bridge Designer software is addictive for adults,
Wrap Brand Competition for Young Inventors
- Think outside the bubble! Invent something novel with Bubble Wrap®
brand cushioning... Sponsored by The National
Museum of Education
- Canadian Computing Competitions
- All grades (registration by January for March preliminary and April finals contest)
Canadian Open Mathematics Competitions
- 9th, 10th and 11th grade tests, preliminary to the University of Waterloo Mathematics Contests Seminar (registration by November 20 for February testing)
D. Bradley Scholarship
- This prestigious award for gifted 7th graders offers high school
scholarship support, academic guidance and the opportunity to develop
lifelong connections with a unique peer network. Scholarship for High
School ... Caroline D. Bradley Scholars receive a four-year high school
scholarship that covers academic fees, including tuition and books.
Plus Guidance and a Peer Network...
Magazine Contests (14 or under)
- Story, Poetry and Art contests throughout
the year, with lots of opportunities to win!
Columbus Awards (middle school)
- "We are challenging you to use your
imagination and creativity to make your community a better place to live. We
think you have what it takes to identify a problem, look into it, come up with
an innovative solution, refine the solution...and have fun doing it!"
- Encourages students to use their creativity, imagination and mechanical abilities, plus their science and technology background, to solve problems
- Students conduct research about their local communities and then publish their findings
on the World Wide Web. Recognition is given to schools for the best projects in
each of eight categories: local leaders, businesses, community organizations,
historical landmarks, environment, music, art, and local specialties
- To recognize outstanding achievements of young people
who can demonstrate the development of their talents with a significant piece of
work... currently available in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Humanities, and
“Out of the Box”
Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge
- The Young Scientist Challenge is designed to encourage the exploration of
science among America’s youth and to promote the importance of science
communication. For students in grades 5 - 8, 2008 deadline is June 15th...
Good, Look Good at DoSomething.org
- A competition for K-12 students to play around with the Google logo and see
what new designs they come up with. This year we're inviting U.S. kids to join
in the doodling fun, around the intriguing theme "What I Wish for the World"...
- An annual competition for K-12 students in the U.S. and internationally to
play around with the Google logo and see what new designs they come up with.
2012 theme (due March 30) is
“If I could travel in time, I’d visit...”
- The U. S. Department of State sponsors the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational
challenge to encourage middle school and high school students around the world
to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international
affairs and diplomacy...
Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
- Annual essay contest for undergraduate
juniors and seniors, to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting you in
today's complex world...
Eruc Science on the Sea Competitions
- Currently five competitions and drawings available to students in grades
K-12 and college... Sponsored by The
National Museum of Education
a science competition that encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and
ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining
their imaginations with the tools of science. It's a hands-on, minds-on project
that inspires students and fuels imagination...
Freedom Student Competition
- A national essay contest,
offering high-school students an opportunity to compete for cash awards, as they
examine religious freedom, its history, current importance, and relevance in
- Invites young people to reflect on specific quotations and
express in their own words what their Foundations for Life
are. The program enables students to think about the values that will guide them
the rest of their lives, with the option of using a challenging and engaging
composition activity that emphasizes a process approach to writing.
Divisions for high school, middle school and elementary school students.
Barron Prize for Young Heroes
- honors outstanding young people ages 8 to
18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.
Barron Prize winners receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher
education. Nomination deadline is April 30th every year. To nominate or
for more information, visit Gloria Barron
Prize for Young Heroes or email
- The competition is open to students aged 13 to 18 from around the world
working on their own or in a team of two or three. Entries are due by early
April; semi-finalists are announced in early May with final judging completed in
Guardian Girls Going Places Scholarship Awards
- National search to find girls ages 12-16 who are showing the potential today to excel tomorrow...
Sweet 16 Scholarship Contest
- True stories by real teen girls just like you. Now here’s your chance to
write your own . . . and score a sweet chunk of change for your college fund!
Prizes range from $500 to $16,000. (Christian magazine)
- National essay contest for high school students in
the U.S. and Mexico
Heroes Kids Doing Their Part With Heart
- Nominate a young person you know
who's doing their part to make a difference in the world. Each Huggable
Hero will receive a $7,500 college scholarship and a $2,500 donation to their
special 501(C)(3) cause, plus a camera and an exciting 2 day, 1 night trip to
meet the other honorees and take part in a professional photo shoot!
Sponsored by Build-A-Bear Workshop
Love Costa Rica’s Rain Forest! Young Travel Writers and Artists Contest
Smart Poodle Publishing
- Submit original stories and artwork featuring real or
imaginary travel adventure set in the Costa Rican rainforest. Contest is open to
USA residents in 3 grade level groups as of the contest deadline date November
30, 2009 (5K-1st grade; 2nd-3rd grade; or 4th-5th grade).
of America We the People, National Endowment for the Humanities
essay contest for high school juniors.
Essay Contest Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University
The iLiberty essay contest is open to all full time students OR anyone 25 years
of age or younger
for Global Environmental Studies (IGES)
- Annual art, scholars, photo, and other student programs, for elementary,
middle and high school students
- Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
- the Olympics, the World Cup and the World Series of science competitions
- Intel Science Talent Search (previously known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search)
- America's oldest and most highly regarded pre-college science contest.
Eligible students include high school seniors in the United States and
territories, and American students attending school abroad
Humans in Space Symposium International Youth Art Competition
competition demonstrating what we currently know about human space exploration,
artistically expressed in any category: 2D art, 3D art, poetry, prose, digital
video, musical composition. Ages 10-17
Best Buy and Electronic Arts
- Invent your own on-line electronic game, win a
chance to have it published by Electronic Arts and win $10,000. Open to
legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. and U.S. territories and protectorates from
ages 5 to 19, subject to parent/guardian consent...
Puzzle Design Competition
- to promote and recognize innovative new designs of mechanical puzzles
Austen Society of North America Essay Contest
- Seeking jargon-free writing
and fresh approaches to Jane Austen
F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
- Write a compelling essay on
the meaning of political courage, and to learn about and be inspired by
America's elected officials, past or present, who have tried to make a
difference in the world. For high school students
- Kids Are Authors is an annual competition open to Grades K–8
and is designed to encourage students to use their reading, writing, and
artistic skills to create their own books (Scholastic)
- An annual program designed to make philosophy fun and accessible to all
kids in grades K—12, as well as to help promote critical thinking skills and
encourage dialogue with other students and adults. Each grade level has
its own national winner, and the top four high school students debate the
question at the national finals...
Science Challenge Pulse of the Planet
- Students or groups in 3rd
through 6th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located in one
of the fifty states or D.C. may submit an experiment or problem for a
participating scientist to solve. The student or group judged to have the
most original entry in each science category will be selected as a winner and
will have the opportunity to work directly with a scientist...
- Calling all builders! K'NEXpert is searching for 10 kids, ages 5-12
(in three age groups) who love to build...
- Knowledge Master empowers students to build a broad knowledge base while
implementing higher cognitive skills and critical-thinking abilities, with
135,000 short-answer and multiple-choice questions referenced to 14,000
topics, covering virtually everything in a quality curriculum through the
secondary level. Also includes Knowledge Master Open and Knowledge Bowl
- The Laws of Life Essay Contest is special because the program
emphasizes reflection and writing. The contest encourages students to think
about the people and experiences that have helped to shape their values. It
challenges them to take a stand for what they believe in. Unlike most essay
contests, this contest doesn’t tell young people what to write about. There is
no prescribed topic students have to address. They just have to write from the
heart. Regional contests for all ages
Smart™ Creativity Contest
- Are You LEGO® Smart™? Being LEGO® Smart™ is more than building with LEGO
bricks. It’s having the ability to work in teams, solve problems, and create
solutions. It means understanding key science, technology, engineering, and math
concepts – not just on paper, but through demonstration.
LEGO® Smart™ students don’t just know it, they do it! Open to K-12 educators and
home educators, register for the year by July each year.
Lemelson-MIT Program's Invention Apprenticeship
- Granted to an outstanding American high school student showing special achievement and promise in invention and innovation
InvenTeams High School Invention Grants
- Inspiring a new generation of inventors. A national grants initiative
to foster inventiveness among high school students. InvenTeams composed of high
school students, teachers and mentors are asked to collaboratively identify a
problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a
prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Grants of up to
$10,000 support each team's efforts. InvenTeams are encouraged to work with
community partners, specifically the potential beneficiaries of their
& the Gettysburg Address "A New Birth of Freedom"
- An essay contest for middle & high school students, deadline March 1,
2005. To commemorate the opening of the Lincoln Museum in Springfield,
Illinois, on April 19, 2005, C-SPAN and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum are asking students to read and consider the sentiments
expressed in the Gettysburg Address. In the speech, Lincoln asked his audience
to resolve that the country "...shall have a new birth of freedom...."
Students are invited to write and submit an essay not to exceed 272 words (the
same number of words in the Gettysburg Address) with their own thoughts about
"a new birth of freedom" in the 21st century.
- Let's Get Real
- A competition and an opportunity for teams of students, grades 6 - 12, to
gain experience working on real business problems (now nationwide!) No
Global Science Scholars Program
- Recognizes and rewards students who have
made significant achievements in math and science (U.S. high school seniors, or
first year university students outside the U.S.)
The best round by round math contest in the United States. (At least according
to a recent survey of its editors.) In a nutshell, here's why: the goal of the
contest is to introduce high school students of all ability levels to accessible
new topics in mathematics while providing stimulating, challenging problems to
stretch the best students in the country (no calculus)...
- 7th and 8th grade, schools only (registration by November (late: January) for competition in February (local), March (state) and May (national)).
There are lots of (free) interesting problems on the warm-ups, workouts, & stretches available on their problem-solving page
Math League Contests
- 4th grade to high school (registration varies by level)
Middle School Scholarship and Grant Program by Ratheon
- "How does MATH put
the action in your passion?" Based on a multimedia or paper submission, middle
school students will be awarded camperships of up to $1,000 or scholarships of
$1,000 and their schools will receive matching grants of $1,000 to be used for
math-related programs... (January deadline)
Prize for Girls Inspiring Young Women to Become the Mathematical Leaders of
- An annual math competition for high-school girls in the U.S. and Canada, the
largest monetary math prize for girls in the world
Summer Reader Award Program
- Children under the age of 18 read a segment of our list of books, while
parent and child track the reading of the books. When the child completes
their reading list, he/she is honored with a certificate of achievement and a
cool Mensa for Kids T-shirt!
Mega Math Challenge (M3 Challenge)
- An applied mathematics
competition for high school students. Winners receive scholarships totaling
$80,000 for continuing education. High school juniors and seniors in all
New England and Mid-Atlantic states...
Music Teachers National Association Student Competitions
- Students ages
11-26 in various categories, whose teachers are current members of MTNA...
Student Launch Initiative (SLI)
- Involves middle and high school students
in designing, building and testing reusable rockets with associated scientific
payloads. This unique hands-on experience allows students to demonstrate
proof-of-concept for their designs and gives previously abstract concepts
Student Writing Contest
- We're looking for original, thoughtful,
provocative student voices to tell us what issue is of most concern to their
generation. Open to students at American high schools and to
undergraduates at American colleges and universities
- Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this
entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge...
Geographic International Photography Contest
- Submit up to six of your favorite photos, and you could win a digital SLR
camera kit, a trip to Washington, D.C., or a feature spot in National
History Day Contest
- Students in grades 6-12 engage in discovery and
interpretation of historical topics related to an annual theme. In the process,
they hone their talents and produce creative and scholarly projects in the form
of exhibits, documentaries, historical papers, or performances
- The 86th annual National Marbles
Tournament comes to Wildwood, NJ in June 2009. The "mibsters" (marble shooters)
will compete for national honors, college scholarships and numerous prizes and
Peace Essay Contest
- For high school students...
Radon Poster Contest
- Children ages 9-14 are eligible. They can be enrolled in a public, private,
territorial, tribal, DoD or home school — or through a sponsoring club, such as
an art, computer or science club; scouting organization; or 4-H club. WIN a Trip
to Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the National Safety Council and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- NSCS and its partners offer a variety of scholarships to support members'
undergraduate and graduate studies. Check back often as different
opportunities are available throughout the year...
- National Vocabulary Championship -
Win with Words
- Annual National Vocabulary Championship is open to all eligible students
who are in grades 9-12 and between the ages of 13-19. Enter the competition
by taking the In-School Qualifying Exam or the National Qualifying Exam...
Award for Aspirations in Computing
- Sponsored by Bank of America, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing-related
achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their demonstrated,
outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid
leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary
for Kids Writing Contest
- Students in grades K-12 are invited. All poems, limericks and haiku
must have at least 3 lines and cannot be longer than 10 lines. All material must
have a neuroscience theme such as brain anatomy (a part of the brain), brain
function (memory, language, emotions, movement, etc.), drug abuse or brain
health (helmets, brain disorders, etc.)
- Have your students ever created a newspaper of their own? Would they like
Vista Fall CUE 2010 Video Contest
- A video contest asking students
to create short videos creatively explaining any concept one might encounter in
elementary, middle, or high school. In 60 seconds or less, your video should
help a student understand some concept encountered in school: covalent bonds,
adding fractions, haiku poetry, the Magna Carta, the difference between por and
para in Spanish, or anything else for which you have a clever insight...
Learning Mathematics Contest
- Elementary school students (grades 2 - 5) compete independently with other
students in the same grade level across the country. Spring and fall
- Math competition for students in grades 3-12. School teams, homeschool
teams, and individuals are all eligible to join. Awards are given to
high-scoring teams and individuals...
Global Blog Contest
- Did you know? 250 million children worldwide do not have access to books.
You can help change this story.
Peer Advocates for Global Education (PAGE) invites students from all over the
world to participate in our Annual Blog Contest to celebrate the importance of
education for all. The theme for the contest is Global Education. The 2014
deadline is 11 p.m. on Friday May 16. A winner from each age category will be
selected to have their blog posted under their name in The Huffington Post!
(Students age 12-18 and all undergrads)
Out Loud: National Recitation Contest
- High school students to learn about great poetry through memorization,
performance, and competition. Schools in each state
capital region will participate in classroom and schoolwide contests, advancing
to state competitions next April...
"Use It Again" Contest
- In honor of
our new How
2.0 group on Instructables—the place to be for the coolest step-by-step DIY
guides on the Web—we're launching what will likely be the first of many
contests. And we're definitely kicking things off right—the winner will bag a
new Canon 8-megapixel digital SLR and have their project featured in the How 2.0
section of an upcoming issue of PopSci!!
- Portraits of Learning
- Photos, which may be submitted "as is" or manipulated using photo editing
software, must be accompanied by a short description of how they reflect the
theme of this year's contest: "My Personal Universe." Prizes will be awarded
both to winning students and to their schools
- Purple Comet! Math Meet
- Free, on-line, international, team mathematics competition designed for
middle and high school students. Problems provided in English, Chinese, French,
Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian, Korean, Turkish,
Finnish, and Vietnamese; seeking volunteer translators for Japanese and other
languages... Register Now! This year's meet runs April 17 through April 26, 2012
Waldo Emerson Prize sponsored by The Concord
- The $3,000 Emerson Prize is awarded annually to students published in The
Concord Review during the previous year who have shown outstanding academic
promise in history at the high school level...
- Reader's Digest National Word
- Curriculum-based vocabulary words are presented in context; clever
categories and humorous multiple-choice answers keep students engaged and
challenged. For schools, grades 4 to 8. Scholarships and more...
Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest
- Enter a story that is written and illustrated by you! And… if you enter, you
will get a certificate signed by the host of Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton.
For Kindergarten, First, Second or Third graders...
Band Contest for Young Inventors
- Demonstrate their creativity and ingenuity by creating an invention that
incorporates the use of rubber bands. For studnets in grades 5 - 8.
Sponsored by The National Museum of Education
- Scholastic Art and
Students in grades 7 - 12 in the U.S., U.S. Territories, U.S.-sponsored schools
abroad, and Canadian students in equivalent grade levels, are eligible.
More than 600 Art awards and 300 writing awards are presented annually on the
national level. Winners may receive cash awards, scholarships,
certificates, and publishing and exhibition opportunities...
Kids Games & Contests
- Various contests for kids in elementary grades
- Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee
- Including word lists and local competitions
Kids’ Film Contest
- The SENG Kids' Film Contest invites gifted youth
to creatively share what it feels like to be gifted ... in two minutes or less!
This is your chance to tell the world what it’s like to be you—in film! Make us
feel your passions, your quirkiness, your challenges, your humor, your concerns,
your hopes. Your only limits are your imagination and two minutes (or less)...
Rising Star Scholarship
- Are you a registered Girl Scout? Plan to graduate high school two
years from now? Plan to study college-level mathematics after high school
graduation? If so, apply for SchillerMath Rising Star Scholarships.
Together we are working to acknowledge outstanding performance and potential in
math and the sciences by Girl Scouts, by awarding four scholarships and six
runner-up prizes each year
Awards for Advanced Placement
- For students, teachers and high schools,
recognizing the outstanding work of students in AP science and mathematics
courses. In conjunction with College Board
Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement. Students must take all 7 AP
exams by the end fo their junior year of high school...
- Open to all senior high school students who
would like to submit an original science and math research project. Enter as an
individual (if you will be a senior in September), or as part of a team of two
or three students...
of Professional Journalists High School Essay Contest
- "Why free news media are important" An essay contest to increase high school
student's knowledge and understanding of the importance of the Free Media to our
lives. All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in public, private and home
of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
- Honoring the best in student journalism, the awards offer 39 categories for
print, radio, television, and online collegiate journalism. Entries are first
judged on the regional level. Regional award winners will be honored at the
spring regional conferences. First place regional winners are forwarded on to
the national competition. National winners will be honored at the SPJ Convention
& National Journalism Conference in Washington, D.C. The contest closes in late
January, and is open to anyone enrolled in a college or university and studying
for an academic degree in the prior calendar year
- For active STARFLEET members who are attending community colleges, four-year
colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges and universities or graduate
school, including DeForest Kelley/Dr. Leonard McCoy Medical Scholarship, James
Doohan/Montgomery Scott Engineering Scholarship, Patrick Stewart Scholarship for
the Performing Arts, Gene Roddenberry Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Writers,
LeVar Burton Educational Scholarship, Marina Sirtis Veterinary Science
Scholarship, Armin Shimmerman Scholarship for Profitable Business and others.
Yes, these are real scholarships!
Mathematics Research Training High School Camp (SMaRT)
- Intensive learning environment in mathematics, learn not only useful
mathematical facts, but also how to approach mathematical problems, prove
mathematical statements, and write the results. NSF supported two-week
summer program at Texas A&M University, to facilitate interest in mathematics of
advanced high school students, age 14-18, who are US citizens or permanent
America Rocketry Challenge
- A national model rocket competition for U.S. high school and middle school
- Annual international contest for students 12 - 19 years old, and a junior
contest for grades 4-6
/ NSTA ExploraVision Awards
- ExploraVision is a science competition
that encourages K – 12 students to create and explore visions of future
technology. Learn more...
Pick a mentor,
Form a team,
- A national toy design challenge for 5th-8th graders...
of America Mathematical Olympiad and International
- U.S. and International competition, held annually in over 80 countries...
- U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Eligibility: U.S. citizens, this year's high school graduates, with exceptional
SAT or ACT scores in the last two years or be nominated by their Chief State
School Officer (CSSO) based on outstanding scholarship, or Arts candidates who
participate in the National Foundation for
Advancement in the Arts' (NFAA) YoungArts™ nationwide talent search...
USACO supports pre-college computing around the world through computer programming competition, to qualify for the computer science equivalent of the
Int'l Math Olympiad. Click for excellent
Mathematical Talent Search NSA / CSS
- Free (except for the cost of postage
to mail student's solutions) mathematics competition open to all United States
middle and high school students...
Science & Engineering Festival Kavli Science Video Contest
- K-12 Students:
Tell us why Science is Cool! Enter now for the USA Science & Engineering
Festival Kavli Science Video Contest! Have your video screened on the National
Mall, win prize money and possibly even a trip to the Expo in Washington D.C.!
The People: the Citizen and the Constitution
- Middle and high school teachers guide their students to compete at the
local, state and national level...
- National competition for students in grades 3-8 and 9-12, encourages
growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning...
World Connected Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University
Promotes innovative thinking about how we can achieve a world that is peaceful,
prosperous and free. Annual essay contest for college students. Fall
2006 topic: Foreign Aid and Development
of Escher Contest
- Tessellation is a combination of mathematics and artistic ability. Do
you have what it takes? Compete with entries from all over the world. See your
work displayed on the Internet. Win prizes. Each entry will be judged
individually, and a winner will be announced. There will be prizes for each
winner from our online store. All winners will be included in our "Hall of
It Be Cool If...
- Come up with a cool idea powered by math or science to make the world "more
awesome" and to submit the idea for consideration. Teams have 2-3 members. All
members of a team must fall within the same age group. The contest has two age
groups: ages 10-12 and 13-15. Deadline late March...
CAN do the Rubik's Cube Tournament at the
2010 USA Science & Engineering
- Teams of eight, K-12 only, compete for the fastest time to collectively
solve 25 Rubik's Cubes. All public, private, religious, home schools,
after school, and other “Not for Profit” community youth organizations in the
Greater Washington DC area (including VA and MD) serving K-12 can participate...
Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition
- Offers college scholarship awards
to high school juniors and seniors who conduct outstanding research projects
that apply epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue...
April 23, 2014