This essay contest is open to students in the following categories:
At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category.What is the subject of the essay?
Your essay should be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career. The submission must be in essay form, not just a transcript of your interview.How long should the essay be?
The essay should be approximately 500 to 1000 words in length.Who can I write about?
Here are some suggestions for finding possible women to interview:
What should I ask in my interview?
The following questions are suggestions for what ask your interviewee about during the interview:
Essays will be judged by a panel of mathematicians on content, grammar, and presentation.What do I need to submit?
A valid submission will contain the following information:
All submissions must be received by January 31 each year.How should I submit my essay?
All information must be submitted using the online submission form (available December 1).
If you have any problems submitting your essay, please contact Dr. Heather A. Lewis (contest organizer) either by email (email@example.com) or at the following address:
Dr. Heather A. Lewis
Department of Mathematics
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
All submissions become the property of the Association for Women in Mathematics.
Here is the link to the site: https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/essay-contest/contest-rules
Learn about in-demand careers, participate in guided career exploration activities, and win prizes at the College & Career Exploration Showcase.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ACC Highland Campus, 6101 Highland Dr.
Applicants must be:
Applicants may not be:
Each year, more than 10,000 young people, ages 16 to 25, die as a result of alcohol use. It is a tragic problem.
As early as grade school, kids feel pressure to drink. Sometimes, the courage to say “no” can come from an older kid. In Courageous Persuaders, high school students create television commercials targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of alcohol use. Students compete for scholarship money and trophies. The grand prize-winning commercial actually airs on TV as a public service announcement. Participants gain valuable experience, are honored in a Hollywood-style awards banquet and, most importantly, have an opportunity to save lives.
In 2000 John Barczyk, an advertising executive at McCann-Erickson, the world’s largest multinational advertising agency system, met with Troy, Michigan, District Judge Michael Martone, a nationally recognized advocate in the fight against underage drinking. John had an idea to help reduce the unbelievable statistics of underage drinking. The meeting confirmed a mutual concern and a dedication to make a difference. Together, they founded Courageous Persuaders.
In 2007, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) officially announced its partnership with Courageous Persuaders. The DADA is the primary sponsor and administrator of the Courageous Persuaders program, which is facilitated through the DADA Education Foundation.
In 2008, Michigan’s Secretary of State (SOS) officially announced the SOS’s partnership with Courageous Persuaders. Top entries in the innovative Courageous Persuaders anti-drinking campaign aimed at teens will win airtime in SOS offices across Michigan. We’ve since expanded our messages, so students can submit a video on the dangers of underage drinking or the dangers of texting while driving.
Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving, students can enter separate videos in both categories. Win scholarship money and trophies, have fun, and gain valuable experience. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on TV and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post and the DADA Education Foundation to upgrade their spot for air.
Open to all high school students in grades 9-12 – not only those taking video production. Winners will be selected based on idea. And you all have great ideas.
The Courageous Persuaders entry deadline is February 9, 2018. Your entry must either be submitted online or postmarked by this date. Winners will be announced at the Awards Celebration in May 2018. Continue to visit CourageousPersuaders.com for information about the 2018 competition and for further updates!
Here is the website: http://courageouspersuaders.com/official-rules/
Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.
The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste.
Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about e-waste. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste.
Deadline: April 30, 2017 to coincide with Earth Day
How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Apply for the Scholarship using this link: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewaste-scholarship/
Resources to reinforce understanding of E-waste:
The Prindle Institute for Ethics will award five prizes ($300 each) for the best essays written by high school students on an ethics-related topic. This year’s topic focuses on the ethics of voting. Any high school student is encouraged to submit an essay. Read the guidelines below, and submit your paper via the online submission form at the bottom of this page.
The Ethics of Voting
Answer one of the following prompts.
1. Is it okay to vote for self-interested reasons?
Is it morally permissible to vote for self-interested reasons? A lot of people vote for presidential candidates based on self-interest. Someone who is wealthy might vote for someone promising to cut taxes. Someone who is a teacher might vote for someone they perceive to be pro-education. Someone who owns a small business might vote for someone they perceive as pro-business. Is it morally permissible to vote for someone whom you think will benefit you directly in some way? Is there a moral difference between that and selling your vote?
2. Is it wrong not to vote?
Voting is a right, but is it an obligation? People choose to not vote for a variety of reasons, but others will argue that they have a civic duty to get out and vote. Are people obligated to get out and vote?
3. Who should have the right to vote?
We don't allow convicted felons or people under 18 to vote. Many states won't allow someone to vote who can't provide proof of their identity. Should we restrict voting this way? Who should have the right to vote? If we restrict voting, what criteria should we use?
4. Identify a moral issue related to voting other than (1)-(3)
You may think there are other interesting ethical questions related to voting that aren't identified in the first three prompts. Feel free to identify one of those questions and answer it.
Each essay should thoroughly assess the moral dimensions of the ethics of voting in your own self-interest.
If you argue that something is permissible, then then your essay should also thoughtfully consider and respond to arguments that someone might have for thinking that it is not permissible. If you argue that something is not permissible, then you should consider why someone might argue that it is permissible.
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Eligibility: Anyone currently enrolled in high school in the United States. You do not need to enroll at DePauw to receive the award. This contest is open to any high school student regardless of college choice.
Word Limit: 1000-2000 words
You should present and critically discuss arguments for your position.
Don’t merely summarize what others have said, we want you to weigh in with your opinion on the merits of the arguments you discuss.
Cite your sources (any common citation style is acceptable).
Remove any identifying information from the paper you submit, including your name, high school name, etc. This ensures that papers will be anonymous.
Submit your essay using the online submission form below.
Winners will receive a $300 honorarium and may have their essays published on The Prindle Post.
Is college worth it? You invest your time, money, and energy into getting a college degree. The return could be your education, experiences, relationships, a career, a sense of purpose, or something else entirely. Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? In 250 words or less, tell us why.
Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? Why?"
The Unigo $10K Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31, 2018.
Award Amount: $10,000
You will need to create a profile with Unigo in order to submit your scholarship essay. No worries, it’s free!