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Penguin Essay Contest

"...five high school juniors or seniors can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics library for their school!"

DEADLINE: 15 April 2010

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National Peace Essay Contest

A critical question, therefore, is under what conditions will nonviolent civic actions most likely achieve justice, end conflict or lead to positive political and social change?

In a 1500-word essay, select two international examples, one successful and one unsuccessful, where nonviolent methods were used to foster significant social and political change. 

DEADLINE: 1 February 2010

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St. Petersburg Times Barnes Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, evidence of having overcome significant obstacles in life, and community service. The Barnes Scholarship is intended to help high-achieving, financially needy students afford their "dream" school. The student is encouraged to apply to at least eight colleges. Two should be "dream schools" that the student would love to attend, even if he/she is unsure about admission or affordability. Three or four should be "reach colleges" that represent an ambitious goal for the student, while two or three should be "for-sure schools" that the student is reasonably certain will admit him/her.

DEADLINE: 5 January 2010

LINK to full scholarship details and online application.

National Gallery of Writing

The National Gallery of Writing is a virtual space—a website—where people who perhaps have never thought of themselves as writers—mothers, bus drivers, fathers, veterans, nurses, firefighters, sanitation workers, stockbrokers—select and post one thing they have written that is important to them. The Gallery accommodates any composition format—from word processing to photography, audio recording to text messages—and all types of writing—from letters to lists, memoirs to memos.

This Pinellas Park Patriot Pride Gallery is open for the diverse population of students and faculty at Pinellas Park High School in Largo, Florida to share written ideas. All shareholders (students, faculty, parents, and community leaders)are invited to share that diversity by submitting original compositions of a short story, poetry, letter, song lyrics, or special note.

LINK to PPHS Gallery Information.