We the Living was published in 1936 and was the first novel published by Ayn Rand. The book deals with the the struggle between the individual and the state and was an early statement by Ayn Rand against communism. The essay contest asks high school students in the 10th through 12th grade to write about the book in an essay of 700 to 1500 words.
Select ONE of the following three topics:
To celebrate Jewish Heritage Week the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York is sponsoring The Toby Nussbaum Jewish Heritage-NY2013 Writing Contest for students in the New York City school system. To enter you must write 250 to 300 words about the current year's theme. See the webpage for more details.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration has a Nursing Scholarship Program.
You must be enrolled or admitted to an accredited nursing program in order to be eligible.
To compete in the Student Video Contest on the Forms of Energy prepare a three to seven minute video (VHS or DVD) on positive aspects of the various forms of energy, including nuclear energy. The video can be staged as a short play, commercial, news broadcast, talk show, music video, documentary, etc.
Any U.S. middle or high school can apply.
If you are a leader who has played a significant role in an environmental or social project, you may be eligible for the Brower Youth Award. You must also live in North America and be between the ages of 13 and 22.
The program seeks outstanding leaders who have played a major role in creating, organizing and implementing a project or campaign.
The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship (doc) is a scholarship, given by the LPGA Foundation, to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be attending college full-time and playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States.
The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program provides funding for people living with epilepsy and their family members, and/or caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal achievement.
The scholarship applicants will be evaluated on their personal excellence, community achievements and determination to overcome seizures that interrupt daily life.
The scholarship can be used for colleges, graduate schools and technical schools.
Whether you’re interested in baking, pastry, culinary arts or some other aspect of food or hospitality management, the James Beard Foundation School Scholarships may be for you. Fourteen US and international schools are participating in this culinary scholarship and each program is somewhat different in both the amount of tuition waiver and what programs of study are eligible. Check the Culinary Schools Scholarship list (pdf) for more details.&
The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Essay Contest celebrates the life and work of the author. Students at the high school, college and even graduate level are encouraged to enter. This essay contest is open to students worldwide.
2013 Essay Contest
The 2013 Essay Contest topic aligns with the JASNA Annual General Meeting theme, “Pride and Prejudice . . . Timeless”:
The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program (SWE) is given to women who are accepted to accredited baccalaureate programs, because they have an interest in a career in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
Grants are announced in late summer/early fall for use during the following academic year.
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program is for high school seniors with Type 1 Diabetes who plan on attending an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. You must be actively involved in the diabetes community, have high academic performance, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and demonstrate that you are managing the challenges of living with diabetes.
The Samsung High School Scholarship is for all high school students. Compete by writing an essay of 300 words or less answering the question ‘What do you think about technology advancements and how they will change the way we learn in the future? Is it for the better?’
A total of five $1,000 scholarships will be available to high school students.
To enter the Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) Scholarship Program the applicant must create a video explaining what the United States flag means to them. Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes.
Navy Wives Clubs of America Scholarship, offered by their Scholarship Foundation is a grant that may be used for tuition, room and board, fees and books. They offer up to 30 scholarships a year.
The scholarships include, but are not limited to the following awards:
The American Indian College Fund offers scholarships to students who are attending non-tribal colleges and tribal colleges.
Scholarships for students attending non-tribal colleges: