The Maryida Mosby Travel Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding West Virginia tenth or eleventh grade student during the West Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa Sate Convention in April 2017. The $1,000 scholarship must be used for educational travel. The scholarship is provided in memory of Maryida Mosby, a former social studies teacher in WV. The scholarship will be awarded for educational travel. The deadline to apply is December 12, 2017. See the school counseling office for an application.
The Lions Youth Exchange Contest is now open and entries are due by November 15, 2017. The travel grant provides funds for students in grades 10-12 ages 17-21 or a recent graduate toward a four to six week cultural exchange to Finland, Japan, Italy, Peru, Germany, Frnace or Australia during the summer of 2016. Five grants of $1,200 will be awarded. You may find the application at www.wvlions.org/youth.html
High school juniors and seniors for the 2018 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic. One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen form the reamining entrants in a drawing. FIRE will accept essay contest entries through December 31, 2017. Winners will be notified by January 31, 2018. To enter, visit thefire.org/contest.
MetroNews believes that education is the key to a successful future! They are proud to announce the 2016 West Virginia Scholar Program. The application deadline April 16th. MetroNews in partnership with West Virginia Wesleyan will award a full scholarship which includes four-years of tuition, fees, room and board to one lucky student . This scholarship is valued at $160,000 and will be awarded to a student in West Virginia who is currently a member of their junior class in high school. All juniors are invited to go to WVMETRONEWS.COM and apply today!
The State of West Virginia is participating in the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center's (MS-ISAC] national K-12 Computer Safety Contest. This contest helps encourage young people to use the Internet safely and securely by crafting messages and images that will best resonate with their peers across the country.
The contest is open to all public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Artwork should illustrate any original concept that depicts the safe use of the Internet or mobile devices. The top three winners from the state in each grade group (K-5,6-8,9-12) will be submitted to MS-ISAC for entry into the MS-ISAC National Poster Contest. Prizes are awarded to all state finalists. Please send the submission form [on back), with the corresponding poster by January 20, 2017. For a submission form and more information, click here.
Students are asked to write an original and creative essay between 700 and 1,000 words that describes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level.. Students should use at least five varied sources. Winners can receive up to $10,000. The deadline for submission is January 4th. For more information, click here.
Letters About Literature, a project of the West Virginia Center for the Book, is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and national levels. A panel of West Virginia judges will select the top essayists in our state. State winners will receive a cash award and advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level. The deadline for entry is December 2. Click here for more information.
In 2014 a Maverick JROTC cadet was invited to travel to Charleston, WV for a reception where he received some goodies for the quality of his entry. We would love to have another student qualifier this year!
The West Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce this year's statewide High School Business Plan competition. To be eligible for the competition, juniors and seniors only, must write a three page maximum executive summary of their business concept. The executive summary must be submitted on the Department of Education's website by noon on November 18th. Ten finalists wlll be selected to compete for a $10,000 scholarship at WVU on March 19th, 2016. Detailed guidelines can be found on the Department of Education website at https://wvde.state.wv.us/hsbpc/. See the guidance office for more information.
The Lions Youth Exchange Contest is now open and entries are due by November 14, 2016. The travel grant provides funds for students in grades 10-12 ages 17-21 or a recent graduate toward a four to six week cultural exchange to Finland, Japan, Italy, Peru, Germany, Frnace or Australia during the summer of 2016. Five grants of $1,200 will be awarded. You may find the application at www.wvlions.org/youth.html