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 State Convention in April 24-26, 2020. The scholarship is provided in memory of Maryida Mosby, a former social studies teacher and Alpha Delta Kappa member. She was committed to improving world understanding and education through travel. For more information, click here.
The essay topic this year is: TBD
While federal law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, we still face barriers everyday. Check your community -
search, watch, listen - for barriers such as: physical barriers (no ramps, no curb cuts), communication barriers (no Braille signage, no sign language interpreter), and attitudinal barriers (avoiding, not looking in the eyes of, or not talking directly to people with
disabilities, but to their companions). Interview people with disabilities about the improvements made and the barriers that still exist.
The entry deadline is October 31, 2018. Visit www.wvsilc.org for more information.
District First Place (6)
District Second Place (6)
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.