College Scholarships for High School Students: March 2013 Deadline
Anne Frank Outstanding Scholarship Award
Deadline: March 1st, 2013
Anne Frank was an outstanding young woman who through her words inspired a generation. To honor her, The Anne Frank Center is giving the Anne Frank Outstanding Scholarship Award of $10,000 to one high school senior who has been accepted to a four year college. The award recognizes students who exemplify the courage and commitment to ideals that Anne Frank displayed during her lifetime. Applicants must fill out an application form, include two letters of recommendation (parents or other family members are not eligible to do this), and a personal essay of 1,000 words as to why they deserve this award. Although accompanying supporting materials may include newspaper clippings and copies of magazine articles, etc. the committee does not want a laundry list of clubs and volunteer hours the student has contributed. All of the above must be packaged together and sent to the committee with a postmark date of March 1, 2013. No late entries will be accepted. See link below for more information.
Keep The Drive High School Journalism Awards
Deadline: March 1st, 2013
This particular scholarship contest is open to all high school students. The awards are sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. The purpose of these awards are to allow teens to encourage their peers to drive safely. There are two options for applicants: 1) Create a written piece or 2) create a video piece, but both must focus on safe driving for teenagers.The print piece must have been actually printed in the student's high school newspaper and the video piece must have been aired at their high school. The website includes a page of story ideas. A student can only enter in one category: Print Journalism or Broadcast Journalism. Six awards will be given which will split a total amount of $7,500 to be presented to winning students. There will be three awards in the Print category and three awards in the Broadcast Journalism category. See the link below for more information on these awards.
8th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest, sponsored by The American Society of Human Genetics
Deadline: March 15th, 2013
This contest is open to students either in public or private high school, or who are home schooled, in grades 9 through 12. The essay must be submitted by their classroom teacher who can submit up to six essays per class, for up to three classes. Or in the case of home schooled students, must be entered by their primary instructor. There is a choice of two different topics that can be written about, the exact information being on the website ( link below) but have to do with the discovery of the double helix, or the first sequencing of the human genome. The directions to how teachers must enter the essays are also on the website, as are past winning essays if students would like examples of previous winners work.
Awards are as follows:
1st place winner gets $1,000 and the teacher gets a $1,000 grant for lab genetics equipment
2nd place winner gets $600 and the teacher gets a $600 grant for lab genetics equipment
3rd place winner gets $400 and the teacher gets a grant for $400 for lab genetics equipment
Honorable Mention: 10 Honorable Mention awards will award $100 each to students only.
Ashley's Dream Scholarship
Deadline: March 31st, 2013
Ashley Easterbrook was an amazing young woman who was killed by a drunk driver five days before her scheduled high school graduation. An honor student, life guard, and athlete, Ashley was also very dedicated to her community through volunteer work. This scholarship was developed to honor Ashley's life. It is available to high school seniors who will be graduating in the Spring of 2013, and have been accepted to a 4 year college. The amount awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.
Eligible students must be seniors in high school, and are invited to create a project to create an awareness of one of the following two topics:
- Prevention of Drunk Driving
- Prevention of Teen Age Binge Drinking
It is the student's responsibility to explain their project and it's outcome to committee members of Ashley's Dream through a videotape or some other manner which will fully explain what the project entailed. The scoring to determine the winner will be on a point system with the Easterbrook family scoring based on the explanation ( worth 50 points) and the other 50 points will be based on results from the voting public on the Ashley's Dream website.
More details are available on the website below.