Have you been telling your kids about all these great contests for kids??
This week is all about scholarships. You don’t have to wait until your kids are old enough to go to college to start entering contests! In fact, the author of How to Go to College Almost For Free wrote that book after realizing how many scholarships were available and how many he could actually get if he simply applied! Though these 3 contests are for high schoolers, I typically list contests that are open to all ages, so be sure to subscribe.
Here are a few scholarship contests you don’t want to pass up! By the way, if you see things on the list that your kids are not doing (like volunteering) now is the time to start! Don’t wait until your child is a junior in high school to start building those service hours!
If you have a teen who is interested in fashion, be sure to tell them about the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising annual scholarship contest. This scholarship can get them tuition for the entire first year at FIDM! This is also open to college students and transfer students. Three scholarships of $5,000. are also possible in each category below . It looks like they also have a reasonably priced summer program. Go to the site and request further information. Yes, they will probably contact you, but you wouldn’t be entering if you weren’t interested, right?
- Fashion Executive of Tomorrow
- Interior Designer of Tomorrow
- Graphic Designer of Tomorrow
- Fashion Designer of Tomorrow
- Visual Designer of Tomorrow
- Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow
- Trend Spotter of Tomorrow
Have a child interested in politics? The American Foreign Service Association will be awarding $2500. a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the U.S. Secretary of State, plus full tuition to a Semester at Sea study abroad program. The runner-up will win a full scholarship to participate in the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference. Grades 9-12 only. Check out this year’s essay question. I would think the contacts your child would make through this would be invaluable to a career in political science.
Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Contest just began for the year, but you only have until March 15th to nominate a student. Students could win a $50 gift card, a $1,000 scholarship, or a $10,000 scholarship and a $1,000 charitable donation in their name. Nominate a student between the ages of 6-18 who are volunteering in the community to make a difference. See the details and get your nominations in right away.
See you next week for more Contests for Kids!