Americanism Essay Contest
Sponsor: Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades seven through 12 (or equivalent). Applicant must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme, “What Patriotism means to me.”
Letters About Literature Competition
Sponsor: Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 9, 2017
Description: Competition is open to students in grades four through 12. Applicant must select a fiction or nonfiction book, poem or play and write a personal letter to the author on how the author’s work changed the applicant or their view of the world. While some states have a deadline of December 9, there are other states with a deadline of January 12, 2018. See website for details.
Burger King Scholars Program
Sponsor: Burger King McLamore Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
Hooked To Books Scholarship
Sponsor: Hooked To Books
Amount: UP to $1,000
Closing Date: December 20, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to future and current college students who are at least 15 years old. Scholarship is open to students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on how a book changed their life.
Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: December 22, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. permanent residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian entrants, and Humanitarian parolees. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to addiction.