This travel grant provides funds for students in grades 10-12 or a recent graduate toward a four to six week cultural exchange to Finland, Japan, Italy, Peru or Australia during the summer of 2015. Three travel grants of $1500 will be awarded and perhaps more if funds are available. The contest entry deadline is November 15, 2014. The rules explain everything in further detail. We especially encourage students who enter to pay particular attention to the essay. Please click here for rules and an application form. You can also visit www.wvlions.org/youth.html for more information.
The High School Business Plan competition (HSBPC) is open to both juniors and seniors. Applicants must write a three page maximum executive summary of their business concept. The executive summary must be submitted by November 14, 2014. The open competition will be narrowed to ten finalists who will then compete for a $10,000 scholarship during the final competition held at WVU on March 21, 2015. For more information click here.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognize students in middle and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Student volunteers must submit applications by November 4. Applications can be found online at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. State honorees will receive an unrestricted award of $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip with a parent to Washington D.C., May 2-5, 2015. Ten students will be selected as National Honorees, and they will receive $5,000 awards.
Two high school juniors and seniors will be selected as delegates to represent West Virginia in the 53rd United States Senate Youth Program to be held on March 7-14, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Delegates will earn a $5,000 college scholarship for their participation in the program. Applicants must be a current member of the JMHS Student Government Association. State semi-finalists will be selected based on test scores earned on an exam that will be given at JMHS on September 15th. If you are interested in applying for the program, you need to sign up in the guidance office by September 9th. Additional information can be found at http://wvde.state.wv.us/socialstudies/senate-youth.html.