Scholarship Newsletter - Issue 91 | Frank

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Ocean Awareness Student Contest

In recent years, the climate crisis has led to ocean issues. The global Ocean Awareness Contest is a digital platform where young adults can learn more about this issues and potential raise awareness about the crisis and propose some solutions. This contest aims to uplift youth voices for ocean issues through art-making and creative communication.

Application Requirements:

  • To apply, complete the following steps:
    • Step 1: Review and search for artists and organizations taking actions for the climate crisis
    • Step 2: Create a creative piece (art, film, interactive & multimedia, music, poetry and prose) addressing the climate crisis
      • Include a reflection statement (100-250) based on your findings 
    • Step 3: Submit your art piece
    • Step 4: Build a connection with other participants and continue raising awareness

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This contest is available to students ages 11-18 who are enrolled in middle school or high school 

Deadline: June 15th, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $1,500

Text Free For Tita Bi-Annual Scholarship

The Text Free For Tita Bi-Annual Scholarship was established in the honor of Emma “Tita” Lourdes Shaffer, who died in 2016 due to distracted driving. In partnership with Heather and Janae Cook, the Patterson Law Group, endorses this scholarship to raise awareness about distracted driving.

Application requirements:

  • Create & share ways to reduce the number of accidents due to distracted driving in Texas, in one of the following forms of submission:
    • Video or other multimedia
    • Written (like a poem)
    • Photo or Graphic

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Anyone is welcome to apply 

Deadline: May 31st, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $1,000

IP Video Contest

This scholarship is sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation. The organization’s mission is to promote an understanding and respect of intellectual property rights and their value for society.

Application requirements:

  • Create and submit a 30-60 seconds video about how intellectual property fuels your passions. Be sure to include #IPVideoContest in your video 

Eligibility Requirements:

  •  The IP Video Contest is open to individuals who reside in the fifty United States, including the District of Columbia

Deadline: April 30th, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $5,000

Ayn Rand - Anthem Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Foundation is named after Ayn Rand, who was a famous and controversial figure. The novelist had over 37 million books solds, many of which were translated into 36 languages. 

Application Requirements:

  • When it comes to applying – You have three topics to choose from:
    1. Aside from very rare exceptions, there is no opposition to the leaders in this society. Why is this? What ideas must the people in this society have accepted to live a life of obedience, drudgery and fear?
    2. Prometheus writes: “The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them.” (Chapter 3) Why does he think that the secrets of this earth are not for all men to see? If he thinks this, why does he decide to show his glass box to the World Council of Scholars? How do these issues relate to the theme of the novel?
    3. What does Equality’s society regard as sinful or transgressive, and what does it regard as holy or sacred? How does Equality’s view of what is sinful and sacred come to change by the end of the story? How do you think his ultimate view of what is sacred differs from our own society’s view of the sacred?

Note: Your essay must be between (600-1,200 words long) and double spaced.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • To qualify, you must be in the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade at the time of the current contest deadline

Deadline: April 25th, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $2,000

Cohen & Jaffe, LLP College Scholarship

The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Scholarship Program was launched to help high school students and/or graduate students who are interested in pursuing a higher education. The law firm is proud to help students achieve their goals of furthering their education. 

Application Requirements:

  • Submit the following to apply:
    • An official copy of a current academic transcript
    • Proof of legal residency in U.S.
    • 500-750 words essay on one of these topics:
    • How was your life affected (by either you or someone you care about) that was was injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence?
    • Write an essay about the reasons why people continue to drink and drive – and what initiatives could be executed to address those reasons.
    • Do you think that there is enough emphasis on safety in sports to prevent concussions? 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident 
    • Be graduating high school or receiving GED within 9 months
    • Be a two or four-year college student enrolled in a US-institution for undergraduate studies

Deadline: April 5th, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $1,000

CollegeXpress Scholarship

Student loans can quickly add up and before you know it, the dreaded tuition bill arrives. CollegeXpress is well known for creating opportunities and promoting resources for students. This scholarship opportunity is just another way to assist students in their college journey.

Application Requirements:

  • Register or fill out a response card in one of Carnegie Dartlet’s magazines to apply 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All students who register on CollegeXpress (or fill out a response card in one of our magazines) can apply

Deadline: March 31st, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $10,000

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