Do you ever wonder how the messages that we were taught when we were young impact us today? Back in elementary school we were all taught to sing “this land is your land, this land is my land.” Did Woody Guthrie’s cheerful folk song instill in us a foundation of sharing and taking responsibility? The only way to tell is to look at our various goals and directions.
We all work very hard to accomplish different things, mostly aimed at helping people, whether our families, friends, society, or future generations. A lot of the scholarships out there are to reward students looking to helping one another in this world. For some it is through environmental initiatives, for others it is spreading messages of hope and positivity, but whatever way you wish to help people, there is a scholarship to help you along the way.
1. Bodie McDowell Scholarship: $1,000 – $5,000
The Outdoor Writers’ Association of America is sponsoring this scholarship for bright undergraduate or graduate students looking to make a career outdoor communications. Students working towards a career in wildlife photography, film, print, art, or broadcasting are all eligible to apply. They must demonstrate a huge love for the outdoors and excellent communications skills.
Deadline Due: See Website
2. Poster Contest for High School Students: $100 – $1,000
Posters are always an easy way to make every atmosphere a little more upbeat and optimistic. The Christophers, a non-profit organization that uses the media to spread messages of hope and encouragement, are sponsoring a poster contest for High School students grades nine through twelve. Students must create an original poster based on the theme “one person can make a difference.” The poster must be all original art or photography and include the words “you can make a difference.”
Deadline due: See Website
3. The Hardwood Forest Foundation Education Scholarship Program: $1,000 – $1,500
As our largest renewable resource, what the future generations decide to do with trees is of tantamount importance. The hardwood forest foundation is awarding scholarships to future educators. All college seniors and graduate students going in to the field of education are eligible to apply. The goal of the foundation is to ensure that the future generations are educated about sustainable forest management. The best place to start is with their teachers!
Deadline due: See Website
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Good luck with your scholarship applications this week!