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Contests & Awards

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Scholarship Competition

Students from across the country apply for the scholarship and vocal 10 semi-finalists, and 10 instrumental semi-finalists are chosen to compete at the Glenn Miller Festival. Three winners are selected from each category and perform at the Stage Show the next day during the festival.

Up to $3,000

High school seniors or college freshman

Doodle 4 Google Contest

Students are invited to create their own Google Doodle for the chance to have it featured on, as well as win some scholarships and tech packages for them and their schools.

Grades K-12

American Society of Human Genetics Essay Scholarship

The Annual DNA Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics.

Up to $1,000


Rise encourages a lifetime of service and learning by providing support that includes need-based scholarships, mentorship, networking, access to career development opportunities, and the potential for additional funding as Rise Global Winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems.

Residential summit, higher education scholarships, funding for ideas

Age 15-17

Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Program

Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.

Up to $30,000

October 31, 2024

Immerse Essay Competition

Students submit essay responses to a question of their choice relating to a subject of interest.

100% scholarship

Age 13-18

September 12, 2024

ConfidentWriters Scholarship Essay Contest

Choose from 3 prompts and write a 500-700 word essay.

Up to $700

August 8, 2024

JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest

Opportunity for children worldwide, who are responsible for the future, to think about the global environment, draw inspiration from the rich nature, and bring out their full potential.

Age 7-15

ConnectHER Film Festival

High school and college students submit original short films focused on critical women’s issues such as girls’ education, ending violence against women, poverty & economic independence, and authentic beauty/body image and more!

Up to $2,500

Age 13-25

October 1, 2024

120 Hours Architecture Competition

The world's largest architectural competition for students by students. 120 hours of intense work. Open for students from all over the world.

Up to $2,800

Ocean Awarness Contest

The Ocean Awareness Contest – Tell Your Climate Story – encourages you to become a climate witness and share your own unique climate story. Creatively express your personal experiences, insights, or perceptions about our changing climate reality.

Up to $1,500

Age 11-18

June 10, 2024

Young Filmmakers Contest

Submit films of 3 to 8 minutes about our earth and sustainability to be selected for the One Earth Film Festival.

Up to $2,000

Age 8-25

June 25, 2024

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