Contests sponsored by Home School Legal Defense (HSLDA)
The competition is open to all high school students that perform science projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life through the improvement of water quality, water resource management, or water and wastewater treatment. Projects can explore water issues on a local, regional, or global level using a research-oriented approach.
About the Competition
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was founded by the Stockholm Water Foundation as a complement to the world renowned Stockholm Water Prize which is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for water science. In 1995 and 1996 the SJWP was awarded in Sweden only, and became an international prize beginning in 1997. The prize is awarded to young high school students between the ages of 15 and 20 for an outstanding project aiming at improving livelihoods and ecosystem health in the water environment.
How Does the U.S. Competition Work?
Each year, students from across the country enter their water-related science projects online at www.sjwp.org by April 15th; by doing this it will automatically enter them in to their specific state’s competition. At that point, all of the papers are gathered and distributed to a panel of water professional judges in each individual state, to review and determine what lucky student(s) will advance to the national competition. This is done by evaluating the research papers, and in some cases, conducting student interviews. Projects may be done by an individual student, or a team of up to three students. Some state deadlines may vary. Please visit www.sjwp.org and click on State Deadlines and Awards List to determine your state’s deadline date.
Winners of each state are announced online in May, and these winning students are mailed an information packet, which includes details on representing their state at the national competition.
State SJWP winners receive a state winner’s medal; an all-expense-paid trip with their science instructor to the national competition June 14-16 in Boston, Massachusetts; and a 1-year complimentary Water Environment Federation (WEF) student membership.
The National SJWP winner receives a cash prize of $3,000 and the national trophy; $1,000 grant for furthering education; an all-expense paid trip with their instructor to Stockholm, Sweden in late August to compete in the international competition, and an all-expense-paid trip to display their research project at WEFTEC (WEF’s annual technical exposition and Conference) September 29 – October 3, 2012 in new Orleans, Louisiana.
The International winner receives a cash prize of $5,000 and the international crystal trophy presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
If you or your instructors are interested in receiving regional award certificates for students, or have any questions regarding the program, please contact me either by phone at 703-684-2454, or by reply of this email.
Thank you for your time, and I hope to see one of your students represent your state, not only in the national competition, but as an international finalist as well!
U.S. Organizer – SJWP
Water Environment Federation
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Freedom and Civic Virtues
Each year, National Foundation for Women Legislators' (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association co-sponsor an academic scholarship for seven high school juniors and seniors. Winners receive a $3,000 award and are given the opportunity to attend NFWL's Annual Conference. At the conference, the scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to learn about public policy, receive leadership training, and network with lawmakers from all 50 states. Several winners said their experience through the program strengthened their passion for public service. It is important to note that in order to enter the contest all applicants must be sponsored by a woman legislator from their respective state in. Sponsoring legislators of the awardees will receive an NFWL travel scholarship to attend the Annual Conference in exchange for their participation in the entire conference with their student.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 30th, by which time essays must be received or postmarked to NFWL.
Contact: The NFWL office at 202-293-3040, ext. 1005, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.womenlegislators.org/events/scholarship-program.php
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Christian Liberty's homeschooling program, has hosted art and essay competitions for its students. This year, CLASS is adding a photography competition – AND – any home schooled student may enter.