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College Scholarships for High School Students: April, 2013 Deadline

Updated on April 26, 2013

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship

Deadline: Noon on April 3, 2013

This opportunity is open to all high school seniors, and includes home schooled high school seniors who will be entering college in the Fall of 2013. Applicants must be a United States citizen. This is a rather unique scholarship competition in that you are actually competing to win 10 chances at a $2,000 scholarship. To enter, head to the website ( link included below) and fill out the registration page. Applicants must then read the essay on the website, and take an open book test, answering 10 multiple choice questions. For each question the applicant gets correct, they will receive 1 entry into a drawing for 10 $2,000 college scholarships. The scholarships will be paid directly to the winners schools of choice in the Fall, 2013. Only 1 entry per person is allowed. The purpose of this contest is to get more people aware of fire safety.

See link below to apply.

17th Annual Signet Classic Student Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by April 15th, 2013, and must be received by April 17th, 2013

This is an essay contest for a $1,000 scholarship. It is open to high school juniors and seniors, whether in formal schools or home schooled. There will be five $1,000 scholarships awarded. The winners will also receive a Signet Library for their school's library, or for their town's public library in the case of a home schooled winner. Scholarship will be paid directly to the student's college or university in the Fall of 2013.

The essay contest is on a different book each year. For the current scholarship contest, the chosen book is George Orwell's 1984. Students will have a choice of five topics to write about. The topics can be found at the website linked below. To enter, the student's high school English teacher must mail four copies of the essay on behalf of the student. Judging of the winners will be based on style, content, grammar and originality.

It is important to note that the address the essays are to be sent to is in New York City, so anyone sending entries in must make sure the essays will have enough time to arrive in New York City by April 17th, even though it says they can be postmarked up until April 15th. Students and teachers living on the West Coast of the U.S. should especially take note.

See link below for further information.

The AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: April 15th, 2013

This contest is open to all high school students in grades nine through twelve who are United States citizens. The required essay must be 1,000 - 1,500 words. The first prize winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500, an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to meet the United States Secretary of State, and the full tuition for one semester at sea. The runner up will receive a full scholarship to the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference.

Essay Topic:

"Imagine that you are serving as the U.S. Ambassador to one of the following nations. Explain what you as a diplomat would do, using the resources available to you as Ambassador, to improve the relations between the U.S. and your country of choice, and how the major foreign policy differences between that nation and the United States might best be handled in our national interest."

The choice of nations is as follows: Burma, Greece, Haiti, India, Kenya, Libya

The American Foreign Service Association wants to encourage students to think on a more global level and to think critically about topics that affect the world at large. This contest gives students a chance to research outside their local towns and communities and to open up their minds about global issues. The outcome is to inspire a new generation of committed workers in the field of foreign service.

See the link below for more information.


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