Contests & Scholarship Opportunities

Cybermission - Sponsored by the USArmy, Cybermission is a web-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics competition for grades 6-9.  Teams should be formed at the beginning of the school year, submissions for compteition ideas are due in December, and judging is done in the spring.  Up to $9,000 in US Savings Bonds can be earned per student.  State level awards begin at $500-$1000 US Savings Bonds. (Requires an adult "Team Advisor").

FuTuRreCiTy - A national competition involving a project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February. (Requires an adult "Team Advisor") National level winners can win a trip to SpaceCamp and monetary awards are given to 2nd and 3rd place winners from $1000-$5000.

Prudential Spirit of the Community Award - Honors students who exhibit outstanding volunteer service to their community. State winners receive $1000 and an expenses paid trip to D.C. for the student and a guardian, and National winners receive an additional $5000 and the student gets to choose a charitible organization to receive $5000 as well.

Kohls Cares - Honors students who exhibit outstanding volunteer service to their community. Local winners receive $50 gift card, Regional winners receive $1,000 scholarship and national winners receive $10,000 scholarship.

The Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest - Grades 7-12. Winners receive $50 and a subscription to Frogpond.

Doodle4Google- Students create and submit a Google illustration.  National winners receive $5,000 and one grand prize winner recieves a $30,000 scholarship as well as a $50,000 scholarship for their school's technology program.

Public Service Recognition Week Poster Contest - Sponsored by Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s Office of Employee Relations, the winners receive a $100 award and an invitation to a special ceremony at the Capitol in October.  Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 12, 2014

Gilda's Club - The "Write Stuff" contest - Giving a voice to teens affected by cancer, this competition is open to any Middle or High School student affected by cancer in some way.  It can either be from personal experience, or though the relationship with a family or friend who has been affected with cancer.  The contest includes essay, poem and art categories.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the different categories for 1st-$500, 2nd-$250 and 3rd-$125 places.  Deadline is Wednesday, October 15, 2014.