At, we have a section on the left of our homepage entitled Contests and Scholarships.  If you haven’t looked at this, it might be of interest to you and your student, as the winners of these contests/scholarships earn quite a bit of money for their future education.

Contests that have May deadlines include:

The 2010 Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest

Topic – “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state.  They forget the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.”

For Ages – Grade 12 — College

Prize – From $1,000 – $10,000

Deadline – 05/03/2010

Discovery Channel:  Young Scientist Challenge

Topic:  Students are challenged to create an engaging one-two minute science video. The topic must be selected from a pre-approved list that can be found in the Contests and Scholarships section on our homepage.

For Ages – 5th – 8th Grade

Prize – $50 – $20,000

Deadline – 05/27/2010

The History Video Contest

Topic – Create a short video based on any topic related to American history.  You can choose a topic related to your own local or community history or focus on an American history topic that interests you.

For Ages – 6th – 12th Grade

Prize – $1,000 – $5,000

Deadline – 05/28/2010

It’s not too late to get started, and regardless of the outcome, it’s a great learning experience.  Also, there are contests with June and later deadlines, if your student would like longer to work on a project.

We’ll update you on a regular basis.

And remember–fun learning is forever learning,

Ann Simpson

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