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

*October 31 ART
Puffs facial tissue, in partnership with Crayola in the United States, sponsors the Puffs Back-to- School Design the Box Contest, inviting K-6 kids to create a design with the theme “What I Like Best About School.” Entries, which may be done in crayon, marker, pencil, pen, chalk, or paint, are judged on the appropriateness of the design, originality, and charm. The U.S. grand-prize winner receives a $25,000 savings bond for college; each of three first-place U.S. winners receives a $100 bond. In Canada, the grand-prize award is a $10,000 Canadian bond; each first-place winner there receives a $500 bond. Every Canadian winner gets a year’s supply of Puffs for the classroom. For more information, contact: Puffs, (800) 77-PUFFS;

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation offers merit-based scholarships to college-bound seniors. Students are evaluated on leadership abilities, academic achievements, and motivation to succeed. Fifty are chosen as national scholars and receive $20,000 college scholarships. Another 200 students are designated regional scholars and receive $4,000 each. Applicants must be nominated by a school guidance counselor; homeschool students should contact the foundation for nomination details. Contact: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, (404) 733-5420 or (800) 306-2653;

The National Association of Secondary School Principals announces the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which annually recognize middle and high school students solely on the basis of volunteer work in their communities. Schools may select one honoree and two runners-up for every 1,000 students enrolled in grades 5-12. One high school and one middle school student in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are named state honorees and receive $1,000, silver medallions, and expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C., in May. Ten state honorees—five high school and five middle school students—are named national honorees and receive an additional $5,000, gold medals, and a trophies for their schools. Program packets are available in schools, by calling (888) 450-9961, 
or at awards. Contact: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Department of Student Activities, 
1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1537; (703) 860-0200 or (800) 253-7746; fax (703) 476-5432; e-mail;

—Leah Kerkman

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