Competitions & Special Programs


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Toptal STEM Scholarships

Amount: $5000

Scholarship program to award 12 scholarships over the next 12 months to help young women pursue their technical career aspirations.

It is open to more than just young aspiring developers; the award applies to anyone with a passion for tech and we welcome applicants from high school who have a growing interest in STEM.

Each scholarship winner will receive a stipend, and in addition, a year of mentorship and guidance from the senior developers within our network. Here are the scholarship guidelines.

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Paul Mitchell Scholarship

Amount: $2000

Paul Mitchell The School Huntsville is pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship opportunity for prospective students.

Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the admissions department of Paul Mitchell the School Huntsville the date two (2) weeks prior to the start date to be considered for a scholarship.

Online Application:

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It's Amazing Out There Photo Contest

June 16, 2015 – July 30, 2015

Prize: Up to $15,000

Open to permanent, legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Picture must have been shot by the entrant after January 1, 2013.

Read all rules and enter here:

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Class of 2017 - Distinguished Young Women

Apply early!

Distinguished Young Women of Madison County is an official local preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence and other life skills that pave the way for future success. The Distinguished Young Women experience is open to every eligible young woman and there is no cost to participate.

The competition for scholarships begins at the local level, in towns and cities like yours. Participants from throughout the region join together in Madison, Alabama, where a panel of five judges will select the representative(s) who will move on to the next level of competition at Distinguished Young Women of Alabama. The young woman selected as the state representative will then compete in the annual National Finals competition in Mobile, Alabama.

State representatives from all 50 states will travel to the annual Distinguished Young Women National Finals. They will spend two weeks getting to know outstanding girls from across the country, engaging in community service and team development activities, and preparing for the National Finals competition. All state representatives will compete for a share of more than $130,000 in cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the national program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America.

To participate in Distinguished Young Women of Madison County, please apply online.

For more information you can visit, email Michelle Omenski at or call 251-438-3621.

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UA Early College

Deadline: July 6th (for the next academic session)

Earn College Credit in High School

10th, 11th, and 12th Graders

Apply Now!

DEADLINE for next 2015 session: Monday, July 6.

Students and parents attend; choose one:

  • – Friday, July 17, on the Tuscaloosa campus, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • – Friday, July 17, online student session 9:30-11:30 a.m., with student+parent session the same evening, 8-9:30 p.m


Call UA Early College at 1-877-823-8759 or email for current tuition and scholarship information. For future sessions online and on campus, click to see additional application dates.

As a current high school student, you don’t have to dream about attending a premier university. You can start now. With UA Early College, you earn college credit at The University of Alabama, online or on campus, while you are still in high school. The result? You reach your goals faster from a nationally recognized, top-50 public university.

You take classes online, 24/7, anywhere you have access to high-speed internet. You can even take classes on UA’s campus during the summer while living in a residence hall, dining on campus, and participating in campus activities.

Students can choose from a broad array of courses in subject areas like English, math, computer science, history, anthropology, political science, psychology, and foreign languages such as Japanese, Chinese and Spanish.

Students can apply to UA Early College anytime during his/her sophomore, junior or senior year of high school if he/she has a 3.0 or higher GPA, cumulative from the 9th grade.

Questions about UA Early College?

Please call 1-877-823-8759, or visit the UA Early College website.

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Flavor of the Month
Deadline: July 31
Award Amount: $1,500

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month, and that's the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?"

The Flavor of the Month Scholarship winner will be notified on or around October 31, 2015. For more information and to enter, click HERE.

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The High School humor Challenge

Deadline: August 3, 2015

Calling all budding humorists: we want you to make us laugh! Studio 360 and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are looking for humor writing by students who are about to start high school, in high school, or spring graduates. Your writing can take any form — text, video, or audio. The writer and actor BJ Novak (The Office, One More Thing) will pick a winner on the show.

Here's your assignment — your piece must begin and end with these sentences:

FIRST LINE: The sun rose and everything fell.
LAST LINE: Alex stared at the door handle and slowly turned the knob.

What happens in between those two lines is up to you! Click HERE to submit your text, video, or audio. Good Luck!!

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Common Knowledge Scholarship – Summer 2015

Deadline: August 15, 2015

Award Amount: $100 Gift Cards

The Common Knowledge Scholarship is a general knowledge quiz competition that covers topics that are commonly believed to be general or “common” knowledge. The contest is intended to be a fun interesting quiz and not focused on academic rigor.


Everyone in the United States that is 14 years of age and older.


1st place $100 Gift Card (or equivalent)

How it Works:

Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes. The highest scoring student based on a combination of scores from all four quizzes will receive a $100 gift card or the equivalent.

Quiz Dates:

Round Begin Date End Date
Round 1: 06/08/2015 08/15/2015
Round 2: 07/06/2015 08/15/2015
Round 3: 07/20/2015 08/15/2015
Round 4: 08/03/2015 08/15/2015

To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at For all CKSF scholarship quizzes, 500 points are awarded for each correct answer and one point is deducted for each second taken to complete a question. Results are available immediately to each participant and the overall ranking is available within three hours under the “Results” tab at

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Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Deadline: August 31st
Amount: $1,500

"OMG... finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it's time to lighten things up a little. We don't want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!"

The Make Me Laugh Scholarship winner will be notified on or around November 30, 2015. For more information and to enter click HERE.

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Common Knowledge Scholarship Fund - Fall 2015 & Winter 2016 Challenge

Deadline: See schedule below

Amount: $250 - $5,000

CKSF offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for U.S. high school, college, and graduate students. They even have some scholarships that parents can win for their children.

Fall Challenge Rounds:

  • Quiz 1: 8/1/2015 – 11/29/2015 – Properties of Water, The Scientific Method & Chemical Elements
  • Quiz 2: 9/1/2015 – 11/29/2015 – Acids, Monomers, Molecular Structure & Organic Compounds
  • Quiz 3: 10/1/2015 – 11/29/2015 – Fats, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Metabolism, Cells (parts & function) & Enzymes
  • Quiz 4: 11/1/2015 – 11/29/2015 – Mitosis, Meiosis, Cellular Respiration & Kreb’s Cycle and Electron Transport Chains

State Championship Round: 12/2/2015 – 12/4/2015 – Cumulative Quiz

National Championship Round: 12/9/2015 – 12/11/2015 – Cumulative Quiz

Winter Challenge Rounds:

  • Quiz 1:1/1/2016 – 4/29/2016 – Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi
  • Quiz 2: 2/1/2016 – 4/29/2016 – Plants
  • Quiz 3: 3/1/2016 – 4/29/2016 – The Human Body
  • Quiz 4: 4/1/2016 – 4/29/2016 – Vertebrates, Ecology, Physiology, Invertebrates

State Championship Round: 5/4/2016 – 5/6/2016 – Cumulative Quiz

National Championship Round: 5/11/2016 – 5/13/2016- Cumulative Quiz

Take a quiz, show us what you know, win scholarships. It's that easy! At CKSF there are no essays, no applications, and no GPA requirements!

CKSF Scholarship Facts

  • All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
  • Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies
  • Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register
  • Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy
  • Results are always accessible from our homepage
  • Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win
  • Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500
  • CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.

Register HERE and start participating in CKSF's scholarship quizzes today.

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Shout it Out Scholarship
Deadline: September 30th

Award Amount: $1,500

Find your voice and be heard!

Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time. Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it's a message for the world or just a quick "hi mom," this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We're listening!

Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up - and cash in. The "loudest" applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"

For more information and to register, click HERE.

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2015 Poetry/Short Story Contest

Deadline: September 1, 2015

Alabama students in grades 7 - 12 are eligible to enter in one of three divisions: Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10, or Grades 11-12. If a student submits during the summer, please use the grade division the student will enter in the fall.


  1. Anthology: The top 3 short stories and 3 poems from each age division (18 total) submitted will be collected into an anthology celebrating the creativity of Alabama students and published in a hard cover edition.
  2. Trophies: From the 18 included in the anthology, the top 2 works chosen from Poetry and Short Story (4 total) will be awarded 1st and 2nd place trophies. These trophies and certificates for all those included in the anthology will be awarded in a ceremony on Saturday, October 10th at the event by a special guest.

Students should review all rules carefully. All entries MUST follow the formatting guidelines as indicated in the downloadable TEMPLATE located on the website.

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Verizon Innovative App Challenge
Registration will open on August 4, 2015

Award Amount: Up to $20,000

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is an exciting, creative and collaborative competition that offers $20,000 grants for winning middle schools and high schools and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for students on the winning teams. Designed to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the Challenge shows students exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there.

You can visit the website and enter your name and email address. Verizon will notify you when registration is open and detailed instructions are available.

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United States Senate Youth Program

Deadline: September 21

Award Amount: $5,000

The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 54th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5 – 12, 2016. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.To apply, please contact your state selection contact.

Please note: The state estimated deadline date is shown in brackets. However, the deadline in each state may be confirmed through the high school principal or the state selection contact listed below. Website

ALABAMA [September 21, 2015]

Dr. Carolyn Townsend
Awards, Grant and Scholarship Administrator
Alabama Department of Education
50 N. Ripley Street
Montgomery, 36104
(334) 353-5440

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Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Deadline: October 31st
Award Amount: $2,000

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive."

The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship winner will be notified on or around January 31, 2016. To register, visit the website.

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Voice of Democracy
Deadline: November 1
Award Amount: Up to $30,000

Each year, nearly 38,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.

The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

2015-16 Application

Visit their website for more information and to find a post near you.

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 4
Award Amount: $1,000

The application period for the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will kick off September 2015.

If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C., by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, have honored tens of thousands of middle level and high school students over the past 18 years solely for their volunteer work. Applications must be submitted to school principals or the head of an officially designated local organization no later than November 4.

For more information visit their website.

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Education Matter Scholarship
Deadline: November 30th
Award Amount: $5,000

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money? "

The Education Matters Scholarship winner will be notified on or around February 29, 2016. Click HERE for more information and to enter.

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NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Writing Contest
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Award Amount: $100 - $1,000

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12. The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?"

All entries should be submitted to:

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund,
Office of General Counsel,
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 267-1250

Entries must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2015. All entries become the property of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

For more information, visit the website.


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Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

Contest Dates: October 5, 2015 - Early December 2016

Award Amount: $5,000

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.

The application period for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship will reopen on October 5, 2015. This year’s winners will be notified in March 2016.

For more information, visit the website.

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Bill of Rights Institute - We the Students Essay Contest

Contest Dates: Mid-September - Mid-December
Award Amount: $300 - $5,000

Sign-up HERE to be notified when the 2015 competition is launched or check the website in September for information on the 2015 competition! You can also click here for FAQ.

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High School Literary Arts Awards & Scholarship Competition

Contest Dates: December 1 - mid-January

Award Amounts: $50 - $500

The Alabama Writers' Forum recognizes young writers, grades 9-12, and their teachers and schools each year for their work in creative nonfiction, drama, fiction, and poetry.

Visit their website for rules, guidelines, and judging criteria.

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Unigo $10K Scholarship

Deadline: December 31st

Award Amount: $10,000

College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future. Even though many people have been through the college experience, every generation faces unique challenges. We want to know yours. Whether you’re already in college or planning to go, what’s the biggest challenge facing college students today and how it can be addressed? In 250 words or less, tell us what you think.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit a short written online response (250 words or less) to the question:
"What’s the biggest challenge facing college students today and how can it be addressed?"

The winner of the Unigo $10K Scholarship will be notified on or around February 28, 2016.

Apply HERE.

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Alabama Science Scholar Search - Gorgas Scholarship Competition

Deadline: January 2016
Award Amount: Up to $4,000+

Gorgas Scholars compete for over $10,000 in Scholarships and most Alabama Colleges and Universities offer additional scholarships (some offer full tuition scholarships to any finalist, visit the website for a complete listing).

Eligibility Entry Rules & Requirements:

  1. The Gorgas Competition is for Alabama High School Seniors only (any student who is enrolled in and attending their last year of secondary school (public, private, or parochial) in Alabama or is an Alabama resident studying abroad may enter.
  2. Entrants are expected to complete college entrance qualifications before October 1st. An official of the student’s high school should verify this by signing the transcript verification in the entry form.
  3. Finalists are expected to be present for the final judging usually held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science in February, March or April at a college or university in Alabama.

The Alabama Science Scholar Search and Gorgas Scholarship Competition is a program of the Alabama Academy of Science and the Alabama Power Foundation. The purposes of the Gorgas competition are to promote interest in science and to aid in the education of promising students.

For complete eligibility requirements and competition rules, visit the website or contact Dr. Buckner, Chair, at or (251) 445-9449.

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Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Contest Dates: September 1 - January 6, 2016

Award Amount: $500 - $10,000

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. A “Profile in Courage” essay is a carefully researched recounting of a story: the story of how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of the public good, rather than the dictates of polls, interest groups or even constituents. The contest challenges high school students to discover new profiles in courage, and to research and write about acts of political courage that occurred after the 1956 publication of John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage.

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest meets several Common Core Standards and National Standards in Social Studies and English and offers a meaningful opportunity for students to develop and enhance research, writing and critical thinking skills while they deepen their understanding and appreciation of politics and history.

Visit the website for more information. The contest deadline is January 6, 2016.
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Optimist International Essay Contest

Deadline: February

Award Amount: Up to $2,500


Topic for the 2015-2016 School Year is: "Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction"

Who: Youth under the age of 18 as of September 30 of the contest school year located in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean.

How To Enter: Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club. They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic. To find out a contact, please e-mail the Programs Department at

The Essay Contest planning pages are intended for use by Optimist Clubs in organizing and conducting a contest in their Club. They contain no information on entering the contest and are of no use to students wishing to enter the contest. Students must contact their local Optimist Club.

When: All Club-level contests are held by early February. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed. Please contact your District Chair for more information.

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Alabama’s Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, high school students from across the state can submit their artwork to the annual Congressional Art Competition for a chance to represent their congressional district in the U.S. Capitol with their artistic talents. Sponsored by the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each congressional district, more than 650,000 high school students have participated since it began in 1982. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

How to Enter:

Alabama’s 5th Congressional District - U.S. Representative Mo Brooks

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National Youth Safety Video Contest

Deadline: March 1

Award Amount: $1500-$2500

CareerSafe®, Safety Education for America's Future sponsors an annual National Youth Safety Video Contest. Students from across the country are challenged to create a short video demonstrating safety in the workplace. The top three video winners will receive scholarship prizes and be announced at the Opening Ceremony of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY.

Visit the website for 2016 rules and guidelines.

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Superpower Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Award Amount: $2,500

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?"

The Superpower Scholarship winner will be notified on or around June 30, 2016. Click HERE for more information and to enter.

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AWF William R. Ireland, Sr. Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Deadline: April

For over thirty years, the Alabama Wildlife Federation’s William R. Ireland Sr. Youth Wildlife Art Contest has recognized the outstanding artistic abilities of Alabama’s students, while increasing students’ knowledge and awareness of wildlife and wildlife habitat in Alabama. The Alabama Wildlife Federation requires students to research their subject to learn more about the species and its habitat requirements.

The contest is open to art studio, home school, private and public school students in grades K-12 across Alabama.

Visit their website for 2016 rules and guidelines.

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All About Education Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Award Amount: $3,000

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?"

The All About Education Scholarship winner will be notified on or around July 31, 2016. Click HERE for more information and to enter.

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ALEX - iChallenge Podcast Competition

Contest Dates: November - May

Amount of Award: Varies

The Alabama Department of Education joins with Apple iTunes U to continue the gallery360° iChallenge Awards program. This program is designed to involve Alabama teachers, students, higher education faculty, informal educators (i.e. museums, labs, centers, etc., and other entities in the development of high-quality 21st Century learning resources.)

While entries that follow a designated theme are encouraged, all submissions will be considered. Applicants across Alabama are invited to submit original video podcasts in a variety of educational areas to compete for the "Best in Class" awards in the following areas:

Best in Class Application Categories:

Alabama K-12 Teachers (K-8 Teacher Produced & 9-12 Teacher Produced)

Alabama K-12 Students (K-8 Student Produced & 9-12 Student Produced; must have Alabama Teacher Sponsor)

Alabama Higher Education Faculty

Alabama Higher Education Students (must have Alabama Faculty Member Sponsor)

Informal Education Organization (Museums, Learning Centers, Cultural Organizations)

Best Use of Theme


The review panel reserves the right to withhold awards in any category in which entries fail to meet minimum standards using the ALEX Podcast Quality Scoring Guide.Entries that meet the ALEX Podcast Criteria will be posted to ALEX, and possibly shared with iTunes U at the discretion of the ALEX Podcast Review Panel, although only "Best in Class" Winners will receive awards.

Click here to view the Entry Rules for the iChallenge Podcast Competition

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The Paradigm Challenge

Deadline to Register: May 1, 2016

Award: Up to $100,000

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition developed by Project Paradigm (a private foundation) and the American Red Cross to inspire youth to affect positive change in the world.

The first annual challenge aims to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires - America’s #1 disaster threat. We invite youth aged 7 to 18 (as of May 1, 2015) to accept The Challenge, build a team, become problem solvers, learn about home fires, and help save lives.

Members of the public will vote for their favorite finalist from May 11, 2016 to May 25, 2016. Project Paradigm will award cash prizes of up to $100,000 to the top 100 teams.

To register and for complete rules visit:

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Doodle 4 Google

Deadline: May

Award Amount: $5,000 - $30,000

The 8th annual US competition will open in September 2015.

Visit the Doodle 4 Google website for more information and state/national prizes.

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Nominate A Young Achiever or Leader of Tomorrow

Deadline for Young Achievers Nominations is May 15.

Deadline for Leaders of Tomorrow Nominations is June 15.

Young Achievers

The Young Achievers program promotes community, national and international recognition for the positive accomplishments of young people. This early recognition encourages youth to achieve and helps them recognize their potential to be positive role models, leaders and mentors. Young Achievers are students in grades 5-10.

Leaders of Tomorrow
The Leaders of Tomorrow program promotes community, national and international recognition for outstanding leadership and service. Identifying and honoring student leaders in grade 11, encourages them to further develop their skills to be more effective leaders. Leaders of Tomorrow awards are designated as the Lisle Ramsey Leadership Award, presented in honor of ILN's founder and chairman emeritus.

Required Information

  • Nomination Form (below)
  • Letter from Nominator
  • Student Resume
    Resumes should include information for past three years. List, describe and give years for the following:
    • Recognition/awards received for outstanding achievement
    • School participation (classroom/extracurricular)
    • Volunteer service (community, youth and faith-based organizations)
    • Leadership roles (elected/appointed)
    • Employment (if any)

Click here for a printable nomination form

Email or send nominations to:

International Leadership Network
P.O. Box 190216
St. Louis, MO 63119-0216

Questions? Call (314) 961-5978

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AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest

Opens: March 1 | Deadline: May 15

Award Amount: $50 - $100

Teachers of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place students will receive a $100 gift certificate from Vernier and a certificate.

The contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12 (or equivalent international grade level). Entries are welcome every year between March 1 and May 15 for that year's competition. There is a limit of 15 entries per school each year.

Photos may be entered in one of two categories and will be judged on the quality of the photo and the accuracy of the physics in the explanation that accompanies the photograph.

Please visit the American Association of Physics Teachers' website for contest rules.

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Stuck at Prom - Scholarship Contest

Opens: Spring 2016 - Deadline: June 1st

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Create unique prom wear using Duck Tape®, and then attend a school-sanctioned prom in 2015. Submit your pics to for a chance to be selected in the Top 10, where you can win big scholarship cash, or win one of six category prizes like Best Singles Entry or Best Theme.

Visit the website for official rules & important dates for 2016.

2015-16 Scholarship Listings

The scholarship list will be updated periodically to include additional scholarships. Please check with each scholarship contact to confirm deadlines and requirements. Last updated in June 2015. SS

College Scholarships Open to Juniors

Don't wait until your senior year to begin looking for college funds.