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Summer Scholarship and Opportunities Bulletin

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Parentinn-Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship-In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying for Teens Scholarship” for high school students.  All participants will have to research and submit a 600 – 1000 word essay regarding the following topic:

Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying”.

In the content, make sure to include the following ideas:

  • Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?

  • How has cyberbullying personally affected teens?

 $1,250 will be awarded to a college undergraduate/postgraduate student and $1,250 will be awarded to a high school student.  The application deadline is February 28, 2018.  Go to http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship to apply or for additional information.

Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation Scholarship-Equipping the leaders of tomorrow with an understanding of the delicate balance between high-production agriculture and environmental stewardship will be critical as agriculture strives to more efficiently and sustainably produce food and fiber to feed and clothe the world. The Responsible Nutrient Management® Foundation is committed to the future of agriculture and the youth who represent its leadership, and believe this scholarship will help bring students closer to their goal of a career in agriculture.

Thank you for your interest in the RNMF Scholarship Program. We are now accepting applications for the 2017/2018 academic scholarship award. Please click on the application below to complete and submit your application as instructed.

CLICK HERE to download the 2017/2018 Scholarship Application

IMPORTANT:  Please save the downloadable application to your device prior to completing.  If not saved to your device information entered will be lost.  Thank you for your interest in RNM®.  Deadline for the application June 15, 2017 at midnight.

Fraser Institute Student Scholarship-Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering our essay competition. $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded with $3,000 of this designated just for high school students! Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals and authors will have the opportunity to experience the peer review process.

2017 Topic: Regulating the Sharing Economy: Do the Costs Outweigh the Benefits?

The sharing economy, as defined by Christopher Koopman, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, "is any marketplace that brings together distributed networks of individuals to share or exchange otherwise underutilized assets. It encompasses all manner of goods and services shared or exchanged for both monetary and nonmonetary benefit."

The sharing economy has fundamentally changed the way people think about traditional ways of transportation and vacation stays. In 2014, it was recorded that AirBnb hosted more guests on an annual basis than the infamous Hilton Worldwide chain. In New York alone, "between 2012-2013, over 400,000 Airbnb guests visited New York City generating over $632 million in economic activity in the city." Similarly, by 2015, only a few short years after its inception, Uber was active in over 250 cities worldwide and had completed over 1 billion rides - fundamentally changing the taxi industry as we know it.

Although synonymous with Uber and Airbnb, the sharing economy continues to break boundaries and drastically shape different industries in ways regulators and policy makers never could have imagined. Such disruption has forced regulators around the world to conceptualize ways to integrate consumer protection regulations into the sharing economy. However, as noted by Koopman et al., "the key contribution of the sharing economy is that it has overcome market imperfections without recourse to traditional forms of regulation."

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER: Should industries participating within the sharing economy be held to the same regulatory standards as their traditional counterparts (i.e. Should Uber and its drivers be regulated the same as the Taxi company and subsequently its drivers in your city?) With a fundamental market change in how consumers wish to conduct business (i.e. shift to peer-to-peer services) can these traditional regulations really apply? Would such regulations improve the general well-being of our communities?

AGWT Scholarships-Scholarship opportunities for entry level college students intending to pursue a career in the field of groundwater.  Several scholarships exist for those interested in a career in the field of groundwater. Please review the eligibility requirements, print out and complete the application form, and mail it to the address listed in the instructions.

Please note: By filling out one application form you will be considered for all three scholarships.  Go to https://agwt.org/content/scholarships to print the application or find additional information. The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Mark A. Forester Scholarship-The Mark Forester Foundation was founded in memory of Mark Andrew Forester. Mark served as a member of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron. On September 29th, 2010, he was killed in Afghanistan during a mission to save a fallen comrade.

The Mark Forester Foundation in conjunction with The Rocky Mountain Mattress Company is awarding a $1000 scholarship to a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the Fall/Summer semester of 2017.

The applicant is required to write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America’s military heroes. All applications should be submitted to [email protected] and include the following:

  • The essay (as the body of the email)

  • Full name

  • School you will be attending

  • Contact information

The submission deadline is June 1, 2017. The winner will be announced on June 15th, 2017. The winner will be notified via email.

ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship-The ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship Competition is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must:

A) Have recognized a need or problem in their community, and

B) Have determined a way to address this need or solve this problem, and

C) Have developed an action plan, and

D) Have implemented the action plan so as to address the need or solve the problem.

The action plan must be a unique project developed by the student, not a project developed by an established group of which the student is a member.  All applicants under the age of eighteen or minors at the time of application must have the permission of at least one of their parents and/or legal guardians to apply.


Applications will be accepted from July 27, 2016 through July 26, 2017. To apply, applicants must complete the official ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship Competition Application in its entirety.

Review It Scholarship-To be eligible for the Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu “Review It” Scholarship, a student must be attending college/university no later than September of 2017; have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year; attending or planning to attend a school in the U.S.; and, submit your movie review no later than 11:59 EST of June 30, 2017.  For an online application, go to http://chiureviews.com.

Everything You Need to Know About Winning Scholarships-Obtaining a college education is one of the biggest goals in many young adults’ lives. Earning a degree opens up tons of job prospects and other opportunities that would never be possible with just a high school diploma.

They also say college can be a pretty good time. From meeting new people to experiencing things for the first (and often only) time – college is a once in a lifetime experience.

Though getting a college degree is one of the best things people can do for themselves, it doesn’t come without a price. In fact, for the 2016-2017 school year, the average student will graduate with $16,929 in student loan debt. Depending on your school and financial situation this number could be a little high or very low.

So how do millions of students pay for their higher education each year?  Well, the answer isn’t so simple.  There are a variety of ways to pay for college and many tactics and strategies to save as much money as possible when doing so.  This guide will go into these different ways to pay for college – including savings accounts, financial aid, scholarships & grants, and student loans. We will also explain, in detail, the best approaches to take when dealing with these different methods of paying for college.

Go to, https://studentloans.net/guide-to-paying-for-college for additional information

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