While I have not included contests in our scholarship books, this is a rare exception. I include it because it encourages and rewards students who help their peers. I recently spent the day at Lamoille Union Middle School and noticed several outstanding math students helping small groups and individuals who were struggling with their assignment. I was asked if there are scholarships for Middle School students that day. Here’s proof that applying for scholarships and contests in Middle School IS possible!
According to the NSF website: “The NSF Peer Tutoring Scholarship Competition is an opportunity for middle and high school peer tutors across the nation to compete for a college scholarship as well as the title National Peer Tutor of the Year for their efforts to provide academic support to their peers.”
http://www.nationalscholarfoundation.org/scholarship.html or http://www.nationalscholarfoundation.org/ (Click on “Scholarships” tab)
Contact Info: Phone: 908.295.7208; email: contactus@NationalScholarFoundation.org
Deadlines: May 1
Award Amounts: $250 to $1,000 (4 awarded)
Eligibility: Middle School or High School student who is tutoring peers (unpaid academic tutoring).
Requirements: Short Essay and an Educator Reference
Application Link: http://www.nationalscholarfoundation.org/scholarship.html