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    The American Legion Scholarship Programs 
    The American Legion fights to see that our active-duty military personnel and their families are looked after. But despite our efforts, recent years have seen a significant shortfall in dollars allotted by our government.

    American Association of Physics Teachers 

    Scholarships, grants and prizes.

    American Chemicals Society Scholars Program 
    The American Chemical Society sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, and students seeking a two-year degree in chemical technology.

    American Scholastic Press Assn (ASPA) Yearbook and Newspaper Company
    The American Scholastic Press Association promotes the improvement of yearbook publication and encourages presentation to the reading community. The contest provides advice on page design, story layout, graphics, headlining,

    Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead Essay Contest 
    11th and 12th grade students write essays from 800-1600 words answering specific questions posted on the Ayn Rand website pertaining to her novel, "The Fountainhead." Essays will be judged on both style and content.

    Canon Envirothon Competition 
    The National Envirothon is a weeklong event held in different states each year. Five high school teams compete to demonstrate their knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics, and environmental issue.

    The Concord Review Emerson Prize
    The Concord Review was founded in 1987 to recognize and publish excellent history essays by high school students. Selected essays will get an opportunity to be sent to subscribers in 44 states and 34 countries.

    Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships (DAR)
    Please visit the website for further information on Awards and Grants from the DAR National Society.
    The Davidson Fellows is open 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, mathematics and other specific fields.

    Dick Blick Scholarships
    This contest is an opportunity for talented art students to gain national recognition.

    Donna Reed Performing Arts Scholarships 
    The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts was created in 1987. It is an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organization established to recognize, encourage and support individuals who demonstrate excellence and passion in the performing arts.
    Fed Challenge is an academic competition that provides high school students with an insider's view of how the Fed makes monetary policy. From credit card interest rates to the price of a loaf of bread.

    FIRST LEGO/Robotics League Challenge
    FLL is the result of a partnership between FIRST and The LEGO Group.
     
    FiSCA National Scholarship Program 
    The FiSCA National Scholarship Program is available to benefit deserving college-bound high school seniors from families in areas served by its members. The FiSCA National Scholarship Program awards cash grants to deserving students.

    Future Problem Solving Program 
    The Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP) is developed to engage students in creative problem solving. FPSP stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future.

    Gates Millennium Scholars 
    The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans access to college scholarships.

    Girls Going Places Scholarship 
    Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award which encourages young women to enter fields of business.

    The Great Moonbuggy Race
    Students are required to design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems that are similar to problems faced by the original Moonbuggy team.
     
    Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament 
    The Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT) is an annual math tournament for high school students, held at MIT and at Harvard in alternating years.

    High School Math Contests
    The High School Mathematics Contests provide students with an aptitude for mathematics to move onto possible scholarships and additional  opportunities.

    Holland & Knight Rememberance Project 
    The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students that is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust.

    Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 
    The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world's largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,300 students from approximately 40 nations.

    International Brain Bee 
    The International Brain Bee (IBB) is a live Q & A competition that tests the neuroscience knowledge of high school students. Young men and women from all over North America compete to identify brain anatomy and neurological disorders.

    International Bridge Building Contest 
    The International Bridge Building Contest is created to recognize students who can design, construct and test the most efficient bridge within specifications.

    International Graphic Arts Education Association Gutenberg Award 
    The Gutenberg Award recognizes exceptional achievement in the field of Graphic Arts. Students may submit printed items such as electronic publishing, lithography and silkscreen; web sites; and photography.
     
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    International Space Settlement Design 
    This contest for teams of high school students is conducted in two phases. In Phase 1, teams act as companies seeking to win a contract to build an orbiting space settlement that they have designed. The twelve best submissions ... more

    International Student Media Festival 
    Students of all ages can get an opportunity to demonstrate artistic talent through either live action, animation, sequential stills, or mixed media production types. Students can select from either comedy, drama, entertainment, ... more

    International Student Technical Communication Competition 
    The international science and engineering fair competition (ISEF) recognizes excellence in communicating technical information through posters and technical reports submitted by high school students as entries in the International ... more

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships 
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation awards up to $7,200 per year for four years of college to minority students who have superior academic qualifications. Students must already be accepted into a university to apply for the scholarship. ... more

    Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest 
    Students submit essays based on topics and specific questions available on the website that offer choices to write about any of Austen’s novels. “Your essay of 1200 to 2000 words must be available in a Microsoft WORD 95 or ... more

    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay 
    Promoting the involvement of young people in the civic life of their country is one of President Kennedy's most important legacies. The JFK Library Foundation encourages high school students to participate in the John F. ... more

    Kids Philosophy Slam 
    The Mission of the Kids Philosophy Slam is to give kids a voice, and to inspire kids to think by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique yet powerful philosophical forum.
    The Kids Philosophy ... more

    Knowledge Master Open 
    The Knowledge Master Open (KMO) is a challenging, low-cost academic competition in which teams of students (typically 10 - 15) compete nationally and internationally without leaving their own schools. The contest consists ... more

    Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship 
    Kohl's Kids Who Care Program recognizes young people who volunteer in their comminities. Over 1,250 youngsters will be awarded $186,000 in scholarships. The nominee's actions must be described in detail and document efforts ... more

    Let's Get Real 
    Teams of students are provided real-world corporate problems to problem-solve and write up a formal report; the same as an actual corporate consultant. These are judged according to a rubric available online. Finalists are ... more

    Letters About Literature 
    Letters About Literature is a national reading-writing contest. Students are given the opportunity to learn the lessons of responding to books. This experience aids in self-exploration about hopes, fears, secret desires ... more

    Mandelbrot Competition 
    The Mandelbrot Competition is an educational contest created to introduce high school students of all ability levels to accessible new topics in mathematics while providing stimulating, challenging problems to stretch the ... more

    MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarships 
    The MERF scholarship program is unique in that awards are based totally on essays written by the applicants. There is no requirement for applicants to be members of Mensa nor is any consideration given to grades, academic ... more

    Music Teachers National Association Competitions 
    This competition is an opportunity for young musicians to demonstrate talent and encourage students to pursue music education. Competitions for the Junior Performance: Brass, Percussion, Piano, String and Woodwind. Competitions ... more

    NASA Ames Research Center Space Settlement Contest 
    The NASA Settlement Contest provides students the opportunity to design permanent orbital colonies. Colonies may not be on a planet or moon and must be permanent, relatively self-sufficient homes, not temporary work camps. ... more

    National Economics Challenge 
    This is a national competition for high school economics students held in 33 states. The NCEE Foundation honors high-achieving students and outstanding high school economics courses. The challenge provides the excitement ... more

    National Federation of Press Women Communications Contests 
    The National Federation of Press Women honors the work of high school journalism students through its annual High School Communications contests and scholarship offerings.

    National French Contest, Le Grand Concours 
    This contest encourages students and teachers to pursue further interest in the teaching and learning of French and to help identify and reward achievement. Applicants must complete a 60 minute national examination, designed, ... more

    National German Exam 
    This contest is offered to students who are in their second, third and fourth level of German language study. Designed for measurement, placement and diagnostic purposes, students may get an opportunity to be awarded a four-week ... more

    National High School (K-12) Chess Championship 
    USCF promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, but also as a means for the improvement of society. It informs, educates, and fosters the development of players (professional ... more

    National High School Oratorical Contest 
    This contest is dedicated to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership ... more

    National History Day Contest 
    National History Day provides students the opportunity to compete in numerous ways for prizes for producing projects relating to a specific theme in history. You may enter one of seven categories: paper (individual only), ... more

    National Language Arts Olympiad 
    Students in grades 2-9 are tested on grade appropriate topics including spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and grammar.
    Application Deadline: Deadline for application is 2008 has passed, please see website for ... more

    National Mythology Exam 
    This exam is developed to encourage students to pursue an interest in the study of Greek and Roman mythology. Students can select from the following topics: Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, African Myths, or Native American Myths. ... more

    National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) 
    The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a program that prepares the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates, and informed citizens to ... more

    National Peace Essay Contest 
    Students write an essay dealing with a provided international relations topic. The essay must be no longer than 1500 words, and must contain research, analysis, and a bibliography. Specific formatting guidelines are available ... more

    National Physics Bowl 
    The Physics Bowl is co-sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers and Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. It is a 40-question multiple choice, timed test, supervised at the student's school and administered ... more

    National Physics Olympiad 
    The Olympiad is a nine-day international competition among pre-university students from more than 60 nations. At the International Physics Olympiad, the competitors are asked to solve challenging theoretical and experimental ... more

    National Science Bowl 
    Teams are comprised of four students and one alternate in a regional competition in their area. Each team winning its regional competition will represent its sponsoring entity at the National Science Bowl® in Washington, ... more

    National Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships 
    The National Society of Professional Engineers offers two different scholarships to high school students interested in pursuing collegiate studies of engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Official ... more

    National Spanish Exam 
    The National Spanish Examinations were developed as a motivational, extracurricular activity and contest for students of members of the Association and its chapters. This exam is a proificiency-based test of reading and ... more

    National Spelling Bee 
    Each sponsor organizes a spelling bee program in its community, usually with the cooperation of area school officials. The champion of the sponsor’s final spelling bee advances to the finals in Washington, D.C. Sponsorship ... more

    NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing 
    This contest is developed to encourage high school students in their writing and to recognize publicly some of the best student writers in the nation. Applicants need to submit a writing composition of an impromtu theme ... more

    Neuroscience Research Prize High School Students 
    To identify and reward high school students whose scientific skill and talent indicate potential for scientific contributions in the field of neuroscience. To recognize the efforts of science teachers who have demonstrated ... more

    NewsCurrents Student Editorial Cartoon Contest 
    The NewsCurrents Student Editorial Cartoon Contest provides young people with a unique way to express their opinions about current issues. Entering is fun, easy, educational, and rewarding. Entrants must submit original ... more

    NFPW High School Journalism Photography Contest 
    The contest is an opportunity for students to show their talent in the journalism field. Students can select to submit work from one of the 12 categories listed above. Each state determines its deadline to allow time ... more

    Physics Bowl 
    The Physics Bowl is a 40-question exam contest under the school's supervision. The exam will be given sometime during April. Exam questions are based on topics and concepts covered in a typical high school physics course. ... more

    Principal Leadership Award Scholarships 
    Nominee are selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, employment experience, and academic record. Students also were required ... more

    Profile in Courage Essay Contest 
    Th JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest promotes the involvement of young people in the civic life of President Kennedy's most important legacies. The President wanted to make Americans aware of conscentious and courageous ... more

    Prudential Spirit Of Community Awards 
    Students who have engaged in significant community service activity, either on their own or in a group, are nominated by school principal, girl scout council executive director, or county 4-H agent for the award. Areas of ... more

    PTA Reflections Program 
    National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity ... more

    Quill and Scroll International Writing, Photo Contest 
    This contest acknowledges and promotes student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. An official entry form is required and is downloadable from the website.
    Application Deadline: The application deadline ... more

    Reflections Program 
    National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity ... more

    RoboFest 
    Robofest is a contest where students can show off their robots and learn problem solving techniques, mathematics, creativity, team work, computer programming, and science and engineering concepts. Students are encouraged ... more

    Ron Brown Scholar Program 
    “The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time. In addition ... more

    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 
    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the largest and longest-running recognition programs for creative young people in the United States. The contest offers students the chance to compete in sixteen art categories and ... more

    Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 
    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has celebrated over 80 consecutive years of recognizing America's most talented young artists and writers. Of the more than 250,000 students who submitted their work to The Scholastic Art ... more

    Science Olympiad 
    Students and teachers have an opportunity to get recognition for outstanding achievement in science education. The tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and ... more

    Science Talent Search (STS) 
    Since 1942, Science Service has been in the business of making dreams come true through the Science Talent Search (STS). In 1998, Intel became the new sponsor of this nationwide competition: America's oldest and most highly ... more

    SDCALA Scholarship Contest 
    Contest Topic: How have lawsuits adversely impacted a local school or community service organization? Entries are welcome in a variety of formats, however they must address civil litigation, not criminal. Please see the ... more

    Siemens Westinghouse Scholarship Competition 
    The Siemens Foundation seeks individual or group research projects in various areas of the sciences, in order to foster “the intensive research needed for scientific study” in the students’ minds, preparing them for future ... more

    Signet Classic Essay Contest 
    Students submit an essay, based on questions provided by the contest on their website concerning a specific great work of literature chosen for the contest. A different book is chosen each year. Submissions are judged on ... more

    Society of Women Engineers 
    The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and ... more

    Stacey Scholarship Fund 
    This scholarship awards money to a student interested in pursuing a career in the arts. To apply, students should submit 35mm slides of their work to be judged. Finalists will be asked to submit original work for the final ... more

    Student Electronic Music Composition 
    Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions. It is held to help influence school administrators to include or improve music technology in the school curriculum. Entries will be judged based ... more

    Student Journalism Awards
    Student Journalism Awards are presented to a middle or high school student and to a school administrator who have stood in support of the First Amendment.

    Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) 
    TEAMS is an academic activity that enables high school students to learn team development skills and participate as a group in an engineering problem competition. Multidisciplinary aspects of engineering work are tackled ... more

    Thespian Playworks 
    Students will get an opportunity to work with a director, and actors in developing a script and bringing the play to life on stage for the Thespian Festival.
    Deadline: February 18, 2008

    Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards Program 
    To enter ExploraVision, students work in groups of two, three or four — simulating a real research and development (R&D) team. A teacher serves as team coach, and you can also choose an optional mentor. * Each team ... more

    Travel is Education Scholarship Program 
    Since 1978, American Council for International Studies has worked closely with educators in communities from coast to coast, creating travel opportunities for groups of young Americans in Europe and beyond. The Travel is ... more

    Trinity College Fire-Fighting Robot Contest 
    The goal of the contest is to advance Robotics technology and knowledge while using Robotics as an educational tool to enhance students' learning. This is a contest that simulates real world activities and capabilities. ... more

    Tylenol Scholarship Fund 
    Winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about June 1, from among all eligible entries received by Project Support Team, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding ... more

    U.S. Senate Youth Program 
    The Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, will be held in Washington, D.C. Two high school students from each state will go to Washington, D.C. to observe the federal government in action and ... more

    U.S.A. Biology Olympiad 
    USA Biology Olympiad focuses on stimulating young scholars' intellectual curiosity and on nurturing their ability to synthesize the breadth and depth of knowledge, often triggering incredibly exciting breakthroughs in science ... more

    U.S.A. Computing Olympiad 
    This USA Computer Olympiad Contest is a computer programming contest open to all pre-college students throughout the world. Several problems are presented for solution in each of two divisions. Results of this contest and ... more

    UN National High School Essay Contest 
    Since 1986, thousands of secondary school students have been introduced to the United Nations system and encouraged to think about America's role in the world organization through UNA-USA's annual nationwide essay contest. ... more

    UNESCO International Essay Contest 
    The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World." Not only should young people benefit from this global movement, but they should ... more

    United Nations National High School Essay Contest 
    The National High School Essay Contest is created to inspire students to engage in global issues and the work of the United Nations. Students are encouraged to think critically as they write an 1,500 word essay on how the ... more

    United States Academic Decathlon 
    The Academic Decathlon is a team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools. The competition stresses educational opportunity and academic excellence. This is a ten-event scholastic ... more

    VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest 
    The Voice of Democracy is an annual national audio essay contest that is designed to foster patriotism by giving high school students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to voice their opinion about their personal obligations ... more

    WCATY Harlan O. Roberson Poetry Competition 
    Administered by WCATY, the purpose of the Harlan O. Roberson Poetry Contest is to recognize, honor, and support talented, young writers in Wisconsin. Students create an original work based on a theme posted on their website. ... more

    Weekly Reader's 2008 Student Publishing Awards 
    The Weekly Reader Student Publishing Awards honor the best in nonfiction publications and individual writing by students. The contest is intended to inspire young people to tell compelling, true stories through good reporting ... more

    Word Masters Challenge 
    This competition is created to encourage the study of vocabulary, verbal reasoning, focus on perceptive reading, sensitivity to language, and style. This is a classroom competition that is mind-stretching for Language Arts ... more

    Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest 
    Entries must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil may be used. Digital art may be used but must be on paper or canvas. No discs will be accepted. Artwork ... more

    Young Epedemiology Scholars Competition 
    The Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition for original student research is designed to inspire talented students to investigate the many behavioral, biological, environmental and social factors that affect health ... more

    Young Naturalist Awards 
    The Young Naturalist Awards program promotes excellence in science and communication through the recognition of outstanding, expedition-based student writing and art. The American Museum of Natural History created the program ... more

    Young Playwrights National Playwriting Competition 
    The Young Playwrights Contest is devoted to introducing young people to writing for the professional theater and for themselves. Young writers are encouraged to express themselves through playwriting. It is a great opportunity ... more