All high school students are eligible to enter the Windows 8 Study Smarter Laptop Scholarship contest. There will be 10 winners awarded. You will be competing against college students too, so make sure your entry is top-notch in quality. Winners will receive a HP Envy x2, a hybrid laptop/tablet device.
If you are a high school senior attending a school in the United States, then you qualify. Any intended college major is eligible. No requirements.
You are asked to fill out an online application and submit an essay that address this prompt:
School is a balanced mix of work and play, and PCs have everything you need to do it all! What are the programs or apps you mix to be productive and have fun – and why?
The makers of Windows 8 and Chegg, sponsors of the contest, are asking you to respond to that prompt in only three sentences. Draw from your own background and experience with apps or computer programs to answer the question. Make sure you answer the question directly in as terse a manner as possible.
The deadline for the Windows 8 Study Smarter Laptop Scholarship contest is June 10, 2013.
High school poets now have their own scholarship contest. It’s called the Just Poetry Scholarship and it’s provided by National Poetry Quarterly.
This contest is run every three months and gives high school poets a chance to win $500 for college. National Poetry Quarterly is a poetry journal for high school students. The journal is giving away four $500 scholarships to the winning students. An Editor’s Choice Selection will win $100. All winners will be published in National Poetry Quarterly, and some non-winning poems will be published as well.
Here are your guidelines for the poetry submissions you enter the contest:
Poems must be less than 20 lines
They must be unpublished poems
You can’t enter the poems in any other contest
All poems must be written in English or translated into English
No theme or style requirement
Poems will be judged according to the following criteria: Creativity, originality, imagery, artistic quality, and mastery of poetic expression.
To enter the 2013 Just Poetry Scholarship Contest, send your submission to email@example.com.
First, second, and third place winners of the contest will be eligible to win an additional $500 by automatically being entered into the Easterday Poetry Award. Learn more about the 2013 Just Poetry Scholarship Contest at the National Poetry Quarterly website.
The James Beard Foundation is notorious for celebrating and preserving America’s culinary heritage. The James Beard Foundation Scholarships are instrumental in helping students pursue their careers in the culinary arts.
The scholarship contest is open to high school seniors or graduates who are planning to enroll at least part-time in a program leading to a culinary arts degree or certificate.
Preference goes to students with financial need.
The deadline is May 15, 2013, so you don’t have a lot of time left to apply, but you are encouraged to send your application to:
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082 U.S.A.
The James Beard Foundation scholarships are awarded for a variety of culinary disciplines. These include general culinary studies, pastry and baking, hotel and restaurant management, wine studies, nutrition, and food writing. Award amounts vary depending on who the donors are and how much donors give.
Scholarship applications are evaluated on a number of criteria, including grade point average, work experience, letters of recommendation, financial need, and extracurricular activities.
After all applications are received, a group of finalists are announced (usually about 125 students) and those finalists are reviewed by the scholarship committee participants. There’s not a lot of time left to apply so make sure you get your application for the James Beard Foundation Scholarship in soon.
The P.A.L. workshop series helps parents understand important topics relevant to their child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panels for a dialogue with you about educating and nurturing these unique learners. The workshop series was launched in Spring 2011.
Preventing Summer Slide: Supporting your Child’s Gifts & Talents All Summer Long
On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer. Some students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, but parents can help change that.
Keep those minds on fire this summer with math, literacy and enrichment activities to keep your K-6th grader engaged all summer long. Join us Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30-8pm at The Anderson School, for engaging, hands-on math activities, writing and critical thinking strategies and sample Mind Sports that you and your child can enjoy this summer.
Facilitator: Angelique LeDoux, founder of The P.A.L. Workshops and Jade’s ToyBox, the eco-friendly and early learning source for parents to match literacy, hands-on play and education technologies to build a strong foundation for tomorrow’s innovators.
Nathan Levy, president of the New Jersey Association of Gifted Children (NJAGC), applies his experience from more than 30 years as a teacher, principal, author, education consultant and speaker, to his engaging workshops designed to promote higher order critical thinking skills
Milos Scekic, the renowned chess coach and chess master, teaches mind sports and chess, in addition to designing programs for schools that have included The Speyer Legacy School, NEST + M, Lower Lab, Special Music School, Horace Mann, P.S. 163 and P.S. 116. His programs integrate technology and explore the history of chess and its great masters. He developed a full curricular chess program designed to foster higher-level thinking skills such as pattern recognition, spatial visualization, analysis and strategic thinking and problem solving. Milos has many international titles to his credit and remains the record holder for the youngest National Master title in Yugoslavia chess history which he won at the age of 14.
Frances Stern, the author of “Adding Math, Subtracting Tension: A Guide to Raising Children Who Can Do Math,” holds a master’s degree in mathematics and has been teaching math and math pedagogy to teachers of pre-kindergarten through grade eight for more than twenty years, working in both public and private schools and at NYU. During a career as a systems analyst, she was inspired to change fields after advising teachers at her children’s school and being recruited by parents to teach them math.
Location & Details:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 6:30 pm- 8 pm
This FREE Workshop takes place at The Anderson School, P.S. 334 on the Upper Westside at 100 West 77th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam
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