During Middle School, students have a unique opportunity to start building their academic resumes. Summer programs, Governor's Schools and enrichment camps will all want to know... Why should we choose you? When students begin applying for scholarships and financial aid for college, their grades and scores will be the same as all of the other top students. What will make them stand out for a potential opportunity for a scholarship? Their extracurricular activities, volunteer work and contest awards.
Here are some ideas for contests and competitions for Middle School+ age students to get started. If you miss a deadline, keep it in mind for next year!
If you hear about an opportunity, let me know so that I can add it to the list. Happy hunting!
Richmond Area Reading Council
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth List
Kudos Wall - 50 Competitions Every Student Needs to Know About
The Best STEM Competitions for Students
Hoagies Gifted Contests/Scholarships List
Rube Goldberg Machine building contest