Scholarships for College Students
Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.
By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Do you ever wish college came with a dose of arts and crafts? The Frame My Future Scholarship Contest requires you to get out your colored pencils and glue sticks for a chance to win $1,000.
Applicants can literally frame their future through a photo, collage, poem, drawing, painting, graphic design and scrapbook. Five winners will be chosen for $1,000 scholarships.
Website: Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
Elie Wiesel is best known for his novel, Night, which detailed his experience as a prisoner of Auschwitz, Buna and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II. His foundation, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, focuses on ethics as a major component of education.
Each year, the foundation provides scholarship opportunities for college juniors and seniors through the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. First prize is worth $5,000, second place $2,500 and third $1,500. Also, two honorable mentions will receive $500.
Essays must be between 3,000 and 4,000 words and cover one of the topics provided by the program’s prompts. This year, the prompts were:
1. Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself.
2. Reflect on the relationship between religion and ethics in today’s world, making sure to draw on your own life as a guide.
3. What does your own experience tell you about the relationship between politics and ethics and, in particular, what could be done to make politics more ethical?