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Here’s two more to add to your list.  College Prowler holds a monthly essay contest with the winner receiving a $2,000 scholarship. The great thing about this contest is that you can submit the best essay you wrote for school, a college application, or your favorite journal entry.  It just has to be 1,000 words or less - but the catch is you can only enter once each calendar year.  The next deadline is May 31st.

College Prowler’s other giveaway is the “No Essay $2,000 Scholarship.” Just fill out the entry form at College Prowler, and you could have the chance to win some cash for college.  The next deadline is June 15th.

Good luck!!!

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Since 1947, The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have sponsored the “Voice of Democracy” scholarship, an audio essay contest for students in grades 9-12.  This year’s theme has been announced as “Does America Still Have Heroes?” There are scholarship prizes ranging from $1000-$16,000 with the winning entry receiving the grand prize of a $30,000 scholarship payable to the college or university the student ultimately attends.  And each winner of the local VFW branch wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. courtesy of Target.  For more information about scholarship contest rules visit The Veterans of Foreign Wars website.

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I’m really moved by Lisa McMann, YA author of Wake and the forthcoming Fade, and her recent announcement of the Fund Your Dreams Essay Contest.  Inspired by her own challenging childhood and path to college (you can read her story here), McMann and her publisher Simon and Schuster are sponsoring a writing contest where the winner will receive $1000 to further his or her life goals.  To be considered, applicants must answer the question “What is the greatest obstacle you’ve ever overcome?” in 500 words or less.  Contest starts today and the deadline for entries is March 6, 2009.  For the official rules and more information, visit Lisa McMann’s website.  Good luck, and happy holidays!!

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High School Journalists, you could win up to $3,500 in cash by entering the Allstate Foundation’s Keep The Drive dot Com Essay Contest!  Car crashes top the list of teen killers, but the Allstate Foundation wants you to help do something about that by publishing articles in your high school paper about smart teen driving.  Not only can you feel good about raising awareness for safe driving, but your published article could win one of 3 cash prizes (1st: $3,500, 2nd: $2,000, 3rd: $1,000) which could help out with the cost of college or car insurance for that matter.  Here’s how to apply on Keep The Drive dot Com:

In order to be considered, your submission needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Story must be about smart teen driving, engage the reader, must drive
    home (yes, the pun was intended) the message of driving smart; and
  • Demonstrate quality reporting and writing on the topic of smart driving.
  • Story must have been published between August 1, 2008 and
    March 1, 2009.

Don’t forget to complete, print out and submit the entry form with three copies of your published article! Without it, your submission won’t make it past the first round.

Check out the full rules and regulations here.

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