Each year, the Heart of America Foundation awards a middle or high school student The Christopher Reeve Award. The student must be nominated and must have demonstrated tremendous compassion and caring in service to the community.
The United States Senate Youth Program is an educational program for juniors and seniors high school students interested in public service. The programs are held in Washington, D.C., in March. Two student leaders from each state will spend a week in Washington watching the government at work. They will hear 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.
After reading Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged, you must write an essay chosen from a list of three different topics. The essay must at least 800 words, but no more than 1,600 words. This competition is for high school seniors, college students and even graduate students.
The QuestBridge National College Match helps talented high school seniors from low-income families get accepted and pay for one of 33 partner colleges. These schools are some of the most selective school in the country.
QuestBridge does not have strict eligibility guidelines; they try to answer the two following questions about students when they select finalists:
YCTeen Magazine wants you to talk about yourself. They ask you to describe a personal achievement that you are particularly proud of, and why. Don’t forget to tell them about the challenges you faced.
Xerox is looking for students that have done well academically (a GPA of 3.0 or better) who are interested in technical areas such as engineering, material science, computing, chemistry, physics and several other areas. To be eligible, you must be a minority student and be a US citizen or hold a visa as a permanent resident. You must be of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent.