For Your Students
Following are application dates for student contests, scholarships, and internships. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*September 13 ATHLETICS
The Wendy's High School Heisman Award recognizes students who demonstrate scholarship, citizenship, and athletic ability. Schools can nominate two juniors, one male and one female. Officials from Wendy's fast- food chain and the CTB/McGraw-Hill book company select 102 state winners and 1,020 state finalists. Twelve students are recognized as national finalists and receive a trip to New York City to attend the Heisman Awards ceremony, where two finalists, one male and one female, are named the Wendy's High School Heisman National Award Winners. For more information, contact: Wendy's International, (800) 244-5161; www.wendys.com.
*September 24 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition invites high school students to enter its scholarship contest. Students working individually or in groups of two or three submit original research projects in science, mathematics, and technology. The contest, which is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Siemens Corp., an electrical engineering and electronics company, awards more than $1 million in scholarships. Top prize for an individual entry is a $100,000 scholarship; the winning team splits a $100,000 scholarship. For more information, call (877) 822-5233 or go to www.siemens-foundation.org.
*October 1 MUSIC COMPOSITION
The Delius Association of Florida and Jacksonville University announce the 15th Annual High School Composition Contest. Students in grades 10-12 are eligible to submit compositions for up to eight musicians using piano, organ, band or orchestra instruments, or voices. The first-prize winner receives $200; the second-prize winner, $100. For more information, contact: Delius Composition Contest for High School Composers, College of Fine Arts, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394; (904) 745-7370.
*October 2 ART
The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts announces its Arts Recognition and Talent Search Program, open to high school seniors or artists ages 17 and 18. The foundation selects 125 students to travel to Miami for workshops and auditions and receive hotel accommodations, meals, ground transportation, and cash awards ranging from $100 to $3,000. About 20 of the artists are named Presidential Scholars in the Arts and are honored at the White House. Awards are based on merit in one of nine art forms. Applicants pay a $35 entry fee. For more information, contact: National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, (800) 970-2787; www.artsawards.org.
*October 31 COMMUNITY SPIRIT
The National Association of Secondary School Principals announces the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The awards annually recognize middle-level and high school students who have demonstrated outstanding initiative or leadership in their communities. Schools may select one honoree for every 1,000 students enrolled. One high school student and one middle-level student in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are named state honorees and receive $1,000, a silver medallion, and an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Ten state winners (five high school and five middle-level students) are named national honorees and receive an additional $5,000, a gold medal, and a trophy for their schools. Program packets are available in schools in September. For more information, 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 [email protected]; www.prudential.com/community/s pirit.
*October 31 RICE KRISPIES TREATS
K-6 students, along with their teachers and parents, are invited to create a Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats sculpture and compete for a $10,000 grand prize for their school. Sculptures must be made with Kellogg's brand Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies and are judged on educational value, creativity, structure, and team approach. First, second, and third runners-up win $5,000, $4,000, and $3,000, respectively; four honorable mentions win $2,000 each. For more information, contact: Kellogg's contest hotline, (800) 962-0065.
*October 31 SCHOLARSHIPS
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. For more information, contact: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, (404) 733-5420 or (800) 306-2653; www.thecoca-colacompany.com.
*November 1 GARDENING
The National Gardening Association welcomes applicants for its Youth Garden Grants Program. Gardening programs involving at least 15 children ages 3-18 are eligible to win one of 300 grants, each worth more than $750 in tools, seeds, plants, and garden products. For more information, contact: Garden Grants Dept., PS, National Gardening Association, 1100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403; (802) 863-5251, ext. 205; www.kidsgardening.com.
*November 1 VOLUNTEERISM
Target Corp. invites high school seniors and graduates ages 24 or younger to apply for its Target All-Around Scholarships. Scholarship criteria include volunteer and community service; five students receive $10,000, and more than 1,900 win $1,000. Applications are available at Target stores. For more information, contact: Target All-Around Scholarship Program, (800) 316-6142; www.target.com.
*November 12 CHILDREN'S
ART Pentel of America Ltd., a manufacturer of writing instruments and art materials, is sponsoring the 30th International Children's Art Exhibition. Entrants must have been between ages 3 and 15 on January 1, 2000, and submit entry forms and two-dimensional drawings, paintings, collages, or woodcut designs. For more information, contact: ICAE Coordinator, International Children's Art Exhibition, Pentel of America Ltd., 2805 Columbia St., Torrance, CA 90509; (800) 421-1419, ext. 269; www.pentel.com.
*November 24 PHOTOGRAPHY
The LaMotte Co., provider of environmental-education equipment, offers students a chance to win free equipment for their schools or other educational programs through its Environmental Education Photo Contest. Students or teachers submit photographs showing students working with current LaMotte testing equipment; entries must include a brief description of how students use the equipment. First-, second-, and third-prize winners are awarded $500, $250, and $100 merchandise certificates, respectively; honorable mention winners receive a $50 certificate. For more information, contact: LaMotte Co., P.O. Box 329, Chestertown, MD 21620; (800) 344-3100 or (410) 778- 3100; e-mail [email protected]; www.lamotte.com.