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Kailee Wunderlich

Kailee Wunderlich is a sophomore at Manual High School. She is currently enrolled in three communications classes (Journalism 2, Desktop Publishing, and Creative Writing).c She is a member of Key Club and plays Lacrosse for Manual.

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Samsung Superhero

Eligibility: Must be a student K-12 attending a US school

How to Win: Film, or have someone else film, a 1-3 minute video of yourself dressed up as a historical figure. Tell the story of your character as they would have told it (voice, dress, diction). Submit the video and online application form

Prize: A SamCam 860 for the contestant’s school and $500 for the winning student.

Deadline: June 30

More info at

Castle Ink’s Green Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a current high school or college student

How to Win: Write something, long or short, inspirational about recycling. There are no format requirements. Post the piece online somewhere (flickr, a blog, facebook, etc.) and include the link in your post. Once you’ve done this complete the entry form. Be sure to include the URL where you’ve posted your writing. Whoever’s piece brings the most visits to the castle website wins.

Prize: $2,500

Deadline: June 30

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Surgeon General’s Video Contest: Tobacco—I’m Not Buying It

Eligibility: Open to students ages 13-17 or 18-22 (these two age groups will be judges separately)

How to Win: Submit a video (120 seconds or less) focusing on “the findings from the 2012 Surgeon Genera’s Report, ‘Preventing Tobacco Use among Youth and Young Adults.’” Official rules can be found at The grand-prize winner of each category wins $1000 and the runner-up wins $500.

Deadline: April 20

Livescribe Stress-Free Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a college bound US High School Student

How to Win: Livescribe awards one student with a $500 scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to the student who writes the best 600-word essay on how to live stress free. Students can apply and find more information at

Deadline: April 30

Next Test Prep Star Contest

Eligibility: Students must be 15-18 years old, be sophomores or juniors enrolled in a US High School, and be planning to go to college.

How to Win: Students who wish to apply must have:

* Completed official entry form available online
* Agreement to take the June 4th test and the October 1st and/or November 5th SAT* tests
* At least one color head shot taken within the last 6 months
* Liability and Publicity Release and Consent (“Release”) at the bottom of the entry form (student’s parent or guardian must also sign)
-Information from Next Test Prep Star Contest website  

Three winners will receive $2500 in college scholarship money and $7500 in Revolution Prep SAT tutoring. The entry form can be found at

Deadline: May 22

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The Lowe’s Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior with a GPA of at least 3.25, who demonstrates active participation in their community through volunteer work and service opportunities. 

Prize: 140 scholarships will be awarded to students planning to “enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study in the U.S. for the 2012/2013 school year.” 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until February 28th, 2012. Applications can be found at

The Christophers Poster Contest Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students grades 9-12. Applicants must create an original poster representing their interpretation of the theme, “One person can make a difference.”

Prizes: “First Prize – $1000

Second Prize – $500

Third Prize – $250

Up to five Honorable Mentions of $100 each.”

Deadline: All submissions must be postmarked for Feburary 20th, 2012. For complete list of rules and the application form, visit

SPJ Scholarship Essay Contest

Eligibility: All high school students (grades 9-12) who submit original work with a contest entry form signed by a sponsoring teacher. Students must compose an essay (either typed or hand-written) of 300-500 words answering the question, “Why is it important that we have news media independent of the government?”

Prizes: First place receives a $1,000 dollar scholarship followed by a $500 dollar prize for second place, $300 for third.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by March 8th, 2012. For complete rules and entry forms, visit

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John F. Kennedy: Profile in Courage Essay Contest 

Eligibility:Any U.S. high school student (grades 9-12)

Deadline: All essays must be submitted by Jan. 7, 2012

Requirements: Students must write an essay no more than 1,000 words long telling the story of a political figure who chose to do what was right instead of what was easy. Essays must be factual and backed with research from at least five sources.

Winner(s): According to the organization’s website, the first place student receives “$10,000 — a $5,000 cash award and $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan. The winner is invited to the Profile in Courage Award ceremony to accept his/her award. The ceremony is held in May at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.”

Second place receives $1,000 in cash, and third place receives a $500 cash prize.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American high school seniors

Deadline: Jan. 9

Nov. 1 (If student would like the application to be sent to other scholarship programs)

Requirements: Applicants must be African American students who, “excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need”. Applications can be found on the website.

Winner(s): According to the organization’s website, every year at least “ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.”

Other scholarships are also available to students. “There are 5 million scholarships world-wide,” Mr. Dennis Robinson (Counselor) said. “There are whole books solely about scholarships.”

Websites such as are also available for searching for scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Student Scholarship Search is free to everyone.

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John Montgomery Belk Scholarship (Davidson College)
Due Date: Nominations are announced on Oct. 28.

Eligibility: Seniors interested in the scholarship should speak with their counselors about nomination and eligibility.

-This scholarship only takes nominations from certain high schools across the country, and Manual is one of those schools. Administrators may present potential nominees. Each school may only select one student to have a chance of winning the Belk Scholarship. The Belk Scholars are announced on April 5.  

 –According to Davidson College’s website, “The Belk Scholarship provides tuition, fees, room and board – $47,029 in 2010-11 along with two summer stipends of $3,000 a piece.”

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program 
-Due Date: nominations announced on Oct. 30.

-Eligibility: According to the program’s website, “to be eligible the student must have:

  • At least a 2.0 GPA
  • Currently be enrolled full time as a high school senior
  • Be in critical financial need ($50,000 gross family income)
  • Be involved in co-cirricular and community activites
  • Have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution located in the United States”

-The National Scholarship Program awards 104 $20,000 scholarships to students across the country, while the Kentucky Scholarship Program awards eight $5,000 scholarships.

College Answer’s $1,000 Scholarship Giveaway 
Due Date: Monthly

Eligibility: According to College Answer’s website, “The College Answer $1,000 Sweepstakes is open to students, parents, guidance counselors, and financial aid officers.” 

-Students must register and fill out an online form.

Kailee Wunderlich is a sophmore at Manual High School. She is currently enrolled in three communications classes (Journalism 2, Desktop Publishing, and Creative Writing). She is a member of Key Club and plays Lacrosse for Manual.