2014 DUCK® BRAND DUCT TAPE “STUCK AT PROM®”
Ever feel intimated by all the essay writing and merit based scholarships? Well, here’s one for the artist inside of you. All you need to do is make a promo dress out of duct tape and be between the ages of 14 and 17 years old.Why not give this one a try?
The contest beings on March 10, 2014 and ends on July 8, 2014. This gives you all lots of time to work on your dress.
The first place prize is a whopping $10,000 and second place is $5000 not bad huh? What are you waiting for start making that dress and good luck!
Click on the link below for scholarship rules.
Click on the link below for examples of some of dresses.
What’s in a name? A lot actually. When naming characters it’s important to select a name that reflects the character. Describe a girl named Cassie and a boy named Dillon. What are they like? Are they popular or do they linger somewhere outside the fringes?
Vinson & Elkins Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
Application Deadline: 4/1/2014
The Vinson & Elkins LLP Foundation sponsors annual $10,000 scholarships with a paid internship opportunity.The funds for each student are submitted directly to their school in the amount of $1,250 per semester for no more than eight semesters (a total of $10,000.) It covers educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment. Each student must be a full time student. The scholarship is renewable each year based upon academic performance and financial need.
Go to the site below for more information.
This scholarship is for anyone living in the loan star state.
Scholarship Amount: approximately $4,000.00 per semester
Application Deadline: 3/28/2014
The purpose of the Rose/Silverthorne Foundation is to provide full scholarships to high school students that would not otherwise be able to afford a college education. The scholarship pays for all tuition, books, room and board at a Texas State Public School. You may have to poke around the site to get the information I didn’t see a scholarship tab on the site for it’s worth checking out.
Go to http://irvingisd.net/education/school/school.php?sectionid=2108 for more information.
Here’s a $5000 scholarship for high school seniors or undergraduate college students with a 3.0 gpa or a 4 point scale. You must be a resident of or attend college in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania or New Jersey.
Champion Energy Services
Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000
Application Deadline: 4/1/2014
Champion Energy is committed to the communities we serve, and to investing in tomorrow. The Champion Scholars program will recognize three qualified scholars for their achievements. The first place student will receive a $5,000 scholarship and two runners-up will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.
AFSA National Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline: 4/2/2014
Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2014.
- Open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
- Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2014.
- Winners not based on financial need
- Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter.
- Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.
For more information go to http://afsascholarship.org/
Hey everyone this a a reminder about the Annual Signet Essay Competition. Below are the details.
Annual Signet Classic Scholarship Essay Contest
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Open to seniors and juniors who are attending high schools located in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Students enter by writing an essay on one of six topics posed for this year’s competition book, Beowulf. Post marked by 4/14/2014
Click the link below for more details.
The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering
Scholarship Amount: 5,000 Application
The Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. Click the link below for more information.
Bruce Lee Scholarship
Deadline: March 20, 2014
Up to $5000 in prize money
High school senior at least 16 years old at time of application, of Asian Pacific Island heritage, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, will be starting full-time study at an accredited post secondary educational institution in the U.S. in the fall, minimum 3.3 GPA, demonstrating leadership in extracurricular activities, involvement in the community, and financial need. Click on the link before for more information.
When writing a story most writers begin with creating the protagonist. Of course we all know that stories are about characters wanting something and having obstacles that stand in the way of he or she reaching their goals. Aside from creating a compelling protagonist, creating the antagonist is just as important. The antagonist stirs things up and creates problems.
The antagonist is often the opposite of the protagonist. Good versus evil. Weak verses strong. Popular girl verses nerd. Werewolf verses vampires. Having characters that are opposite creates conflict. Conflict makes things interesting. After you create your protagonist develop a character who has the opposing traits of the protagonist.