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scholarship of the day

Week of January 16

January 16

Drive2Life Contest
Sponsor: Scholastic Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 3, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Contestant must create a storyboard or written script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent distracted walking.


January 17

ExploraVision Science Competition
Sponsor: Toshiba/NSTA
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 6, 2017
Description: Competition is open to students in grades K through 12. Students must work in groups of 2-4 and select a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works, and how or why it was invented.


 January 18

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest
Sponsor: Detroit Auto Dealers Association
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 9, 2017
Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Student must create a commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Contest is open to students throughout the United States, but there is also a contest specifically open to students in Michigan.

The Competition

 January 19

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship
Sponsor: Pets Lifestyle and You (P.L.A.Y.) Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are enrolled as full-time high school seniors. Applicant must submit 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and an essay that explains how their involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perception on the importance of animal welfare.


 January 20

ASMF “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video Contest
Sponsor: American Sleep Medicine Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: February 20, 2017
Description: Contest is open to any individual who is enrolled in high school in the United States at the time of entry. Applicant must create a video between 30 seconds and two minutes on the importance of sleep in their lives.