February 2019 Scholarships FOr Middle school students

Drive2Life Contest

Sponsor: Scholastic Inc.

Amount: $1,000 plus a trip to NYC

Deadline: February 4, 2019

Description: Student must create a storyboard or written script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) related to preventing drowsy driving. Contest is open to students in grades 6-12.

We The Students Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: Bill of Rights Institute

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: February 14, 2019

Description: Student must submit an essay on the prompt, “What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?” Open to students who are in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19.

Minimum Wage Essay Contest

Sponsor: Stossel in the Classroom

Amount: Up to $1,500

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Description: Student must submit a 500-1000 word essay arguing for or against minimum wage laws and increasing minimum wage. Scholarship is open to students ages 12-18.

Civil War Essay Contest

Sponsor: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Amount: Multiple awards. Up to $1,000

Deadline: February 25, 2019

Description: Student must research and then write and essay on a given prompt related to the Civil War. Available for students grades 6 - 12.

Student Video Contest

Sponsor: World of 7 Billion

Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: February 28th, 2019

Description: Student must create a short video (less than 60 seconds) about human population growth and one of the given global challenges. Available to students grades 6-12.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Description: Students must submit an essay response (250 words or less) to the prompt "Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you." Applicant must be 13 years of age or older.


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