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November 2018 Scholarships For Middle School Students

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Sponsor: Prudential Foundation

Amount: Up to $6,000

Deadline: November, 6, 2018

Description: Students must complete the application and be able to describe their service activity or leadership. Must be a student in the fifth through twelfth grades at time of application. Must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred, at least partly, during the 12 months prior to the date of application.

Marine Band Concerto Competition

Sponsor: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: November 15, 2018

Description: In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: a letter of recommendation from a teacher familiar with his/her musicianship; and an unedited CD recording of the applicant performing his/her selected work in its entirety with accompaniment. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be enrolled in grades 9-12 during the current academic year. Must play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

Sponsor: Markyknoll Fathers and Brothers

Award: $1,000

Deadline: November 16, 2018

Description: Entry information is available online on the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers website. To enter the contest, the student must prepare an essay of 500-750 words on the current year's topic. Entries must be written in English, and only one essay per student is accepted. Entries should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled. Spelling and grammar count. Students may submit their entries online or via mail. Students submitting essays via mail must include a cover page with their essay. The cover page is available from the Maryknoll website. All entries must be submitted online or postmarked by the deadline date. Students must be enrolled in grades 6-12.

Young Innovators to Watch

Sponsor: Living in Digital Time, CE Week

Amount: $1,000 (10 awards given)

Deadline: November 27, 2018

Description: The award provides recognition to individuals or small teams (between the ages of 13 and 19) for developing projects that demonstrate exceptional creativity and innovation in technical or scientific contexts. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Must be between the ages of 13 and 19.

Innate $1,000 Scholarship

Sponsor: Innate Guidance Systems

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Description: In order to apply for Innate scholarships, students must register at Innate.com, complete a free 10-minute assessment and answer the following essay question, “tell us what major and career you will thrive in and why, based on your Innate Assessment results?” Students must be 13 years of age or older and be a legal resident of the United States.

Education Matters Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount $5,000

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Description: Write a 250 word or less response to the question, "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" Applicant must be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application and be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.

Americanism Essay Contest

Sponsor: Fleet Reserve Association

Amount: Multiple awards. The highest is $2,500.

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Description: FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay (What Freedom of Speech Means to Me) through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline. Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.

Scholastic Art and Writing Award

Sponsor: Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

Amount: Multiple amounts

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Description: The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Young artists and writers are free to explore any and all topics. There are no pre-defined prompts and no work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content. Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools in the rest of the world enrolled in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards.

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