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Following are application dates for student contests, scholarships, and internships. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.

*April 15 Rural Schools

Students in grades 3-12 who attend rural schools are invited to participate in the National Rural Education Association Foundation Essay Contest. Essays answer the question: "Who in my community has done the most for rural education or my rural school?" Entries from students in grades 3-5 are limited to 250 words; middle school and high school entries may be no more than 500 words. Essays are judged on originality, focus, mechanics, and overall quality. The winning elementary student receives $250; the top middle school and high school entries win $500 each. The association will accept a maximum of five entries per school. For more information, contact: Dr. Joe Newlin, Executive Director, National Rural Education Association Headquarters, Room 246, Education Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1588; (970) 491-7022; e-mail jnewlin@lamar.colostate.edu; www.nrea.colostate.edu.

*Apr il 30 Drug And Alcohol Prevention

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in an essay contest sponsored by the NO-ADdiction campaign, a nonprofit initiative to prevent drug and alcohol use among students. In 300 words or fewer, students explain why they have chosen not to use drugs or alcohol and what they have done to further prevention efforts in their schools or communities. Participating schools hold competitions and select one essay for national judging by a celebrity panel of judges. Ten students receive $1,000 each from the NO-ADdiction Scholarship Fund for postsecondary education; one school receives $5,000 for its efforts in drug and alcohol prevention. Contact: NO-ADdiction Campaign, P.O. Box 4628, Miami Lakes, FL 33014-0628; (800) 662-3342; e-mail NoAd@aol.com.

*April 30 SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING

TurboGrad.com, a Web site featuring online SAT prep courses, college matching services, and financial aid information, announces a $2,000 scholarship for a college-bound high school senior. One winner will be chosen in a random drawing. Register at www.TurboGrad.com. Contact: TurboGrad.com, 2 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95113-1224.

—Jennifer Pricola

Vol. 11, Issue 7, Page 69

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