The Conduct Science Scientific Scholarship Essay Contest

The Conduct Science Scientific Company is offering the scholarship for Academic Life and Digital Health.

The Essay Contest is open to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate and graduate studies curriculum. Submissions are open across the USA.

Provided By: Conduct Science Scientific Company provides scientific laboratory equipment for your lab at the lowest prices.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $700
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Study Level: Undergraduate and graduate
  • Requirement:
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: July 1st, 2020


To eligible, the claimants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate and/or graduate studies curriculum.
  • Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

Application Procedure

To apply, applicants need to submit the online application form and write an essay that must be written in English.

Entries must be submitted via the digital submission form available at, or

  • Essays must be in English.
  • Only one entry allowed.
  • Entry Requirements: All contestants must register for this contest by entering their name, email, and mailing address, and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the contest.

Award Description

The Winner will receive a $700 award. The winning essay will be uploaded on the company webpage with links to their personal, school, organization or professional website.

Official Website

Nikon Small World Photomicrography and Video Competitions

Nikon Instruments Inc. is pleased to offer the Nikon Small World Photomicrography and Video Competitions. The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Contestants may enter the competitions by uploading digital images and/or movies directly to our secure servers.

Provided By: Nikon Instruments is a division of the Nikon Corporation, which is headquartered in Tokyo. It develops and manufactures optical and digital imaging products and software for biomedical applications.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: More than $16500
  • Number of Awards: Approximately 30
  • Study level: Any
  • Requirement: Over the age of 18
  • Submission Categories: Photomicrography and Video
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Winner Announcement: Prizewinners will be notified by August 15, 2019.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible, with the exception of employees of Nikon, their families, the contest judges, and individuals engaged in the manufacture or sale of microscopes, related accessories or photographic equipment.
  • Former first prizewinners are ineligible to win first prize in the three contests immediately following the contest they won but can win other prizes.
  • Any image that has won any other photomicrography competition is not eligible.
  • Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope, such as one of the Nikon series of microscopes. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. Electron and any other microscopes that do not capture imagery using optical light technology are not permitted.
  • Truly international in scope, entries have been received from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists.

Application Procedure:

To participate, you need to register through the link:

Images must be submitted as follows:

  • Digitally: Uploading to the Small World Competition entry area here. Images must be in jpeg, png, psd, or tiff format and videos in flv, mp4, mpg, wmv, avi, mov (Please submit the highest quality image with regard to file size, bit depth, and resolution.)
  • For images on film, a 35mm mounted transparency will be accepted. Glass mounts are not accepted.

Small World in Motion entries are further limited to:

  • Movie length of no more than 60 seconds
  • The use of sound is not permitted
  • It is not permitted to add graphics of any kind

Required Documents:

Please send correspondence to Nikon’s Small World Competition, Nikon Instruments Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747-3064 USA or email

Award Description:

Photomicrography: Top 20 prize winners are selected and ranked by Small World Judges.

  • 1st Prize – $3,000
  • 2nd Prize – $2,000
  • 3rd Prize – $1,000
  • 4th Prize – $800
  • 5th Prize – $600
  • 6th Prize – $400
  • 7th-10th Prizes – $300 each
  • 11th-20th Prizes – $200 each
  • Honorable Mentions – $100 each
  • Images of Distinction – Nikon Backpack (or equivalent)
  • Prizes for top 3 winners are paid by check in US funds and other prizes are paid by Visa gift card also in US funds. Winners responsible for all applicable taxes.

Video: Top 3 prize winners are selected and ranked by Small World In Motion Judges.

  • 1st Prize – $3,000
  • 2nd Prize – $2,000
  • 3rd Prize – $1,000
  • Honorable Mentions – $100 each
  • Prizes for top 3 winners are paid by check in US funds and other prizes are paid by Visa gift card also in US funds. Winners responsible for all applicable taxes.

Official Website

IBE Student Essay Competition for International Students

The IBE Student Essay Competition in Business Ethics celebrates the best writing and thinking by undergraduates and postgraduates on business ethics.  It is open to current (yet to graduate) undergraduate and Master’s degree students.

International students studying with a Higher Education Institution in the UK are eligible to submit essays into the competition.

Provided By: The Institute of Business Ethics, whose purpose is to promote high standards of business behavior based on ethical values, is an important partner to any business wanting to preserve its long-term reputation by doing business in the right way.

Key Details:

  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Study level: Undergraduate and Master’s degree level study
  • Requirement: 2,500 words submission
  • Submission Categories: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • Application Deadline: 59pm on Tuesday 30 April 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • International students studying with a Higher Education Institution in the UK (including those enrolled on distance learning courses) are eligible to submit essays into the competition – however, in the event of such a student winning the competition, expenses for international travel to attend the prize-giving ceremony event will not be covered.
  • Submissions must be from current (yet to graduate) undergraduate and Master’s degree students (including those on MBA programmes) in Higher Education Institutions based in the UK (those studying at doctorate level are not eligible).
  • Submissions must be made by students themselves (tutors cannot submit on behalf of their students).

Application Procedure:

To participate, entries must be submitted electronically, by email to

  • Entries must be submitted with the completed cover page which is available to download from the essay competition website
  • Download the cover page for submitting your essay

Required Documents:

  • Submissions should be 2,500 words (±10%) excluding all supplementary materials (appendices and bibliographies)
  • You choose the topic that you want to write about
  • A focus on current topics in business ethics is encouraged and rewarded through the judging process. For inspiration on what to write about, take a look at the Resources section of the website or our YouTube channel.
  • All entries must be in English and submitted as a word doc. Pages must be numbered and the word count is written on the front page
  • Submissions can be a piece of work submitted as an assignment, an original essay or case study. Group submissions are allowed.
  • Only one submission per individual or group will be accepted into the competition.
  • All entries will be acknowledged by email within 7 days of receipt of submission – if you do not receive a confirmation within 7 days, please contact the IBE to ensure that your submission has been received

Award Description:

For students

  • The competition is great for your professional development. Winning an essay competition looks good on your CV. Winning essays are published on the IBE website. You will be given the opportunity to present your essay to industry experts (both academic and practitioner) at the awards ceremony.
  • Finally, the winning prize of £1,000 (generously funded by the Gordon Cook foundation) is great for the bank balance!

For tutors/universities

  • To celebrate their contributions, winning tutors are invited to the awards ceremony where you will be presented with a certificate on behalf of your institution as an acknowledgement of the quality of the teaching and student engagement promoted.
  • You will join the prestigious club of previous winning institutions which in the last couple of years includes: the University of St Andrews; UCL Faculty of Laws; London School of Economics; and Birbeck College, University of London.

Official Website

Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contests

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years.

The contests are open to worldwide for 8th to 12th-grade students, college undergraduate or graduate students. This year they will award over 411 prizes totaling more than $80,250.

Provided By: The Ayn Rand® Institute (ARI) was established in 1985, runs a variety of programs, many of which are aimed at students. It sends free books to schools, sponsors student essay contests and campus clubs, and offers financial assistance to students applying to graduate school.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: More than $80,250
  • Number of Awards: 411 prizes
  • Study level: 8th – 12th-grader, college undergraduate or graduate
  • Application Deadline: For Anthem – 18 April (8th – 10th-grader) & 30 April 2020 (11th – 12th-grader),
  • The Fountainhead- 28 May 2020, and
  • For Atlas Shrugged- September 19, 2019

Who May Enter:

To be considered eligible for the scholarship, the candidates must follow the given criteria:

  • The contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Homeschooled students may enter our essay contests.
  • For Anthem: Entrant must be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade for any part of the school year in which the contest is held.
  • For The Fountainhead: Entrant must be in the 11th or 12th grade for any part of the school year in which the contest is held.
  • For Atlas Shrugged: Entrant must be a 12th-grader, college undergraduate or graduate student for any part of the school year in which the contest is held.
  • ARI reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule, on a case-by-case basis, for international students or for students with nonstandard school years.

Application Procedure:

To be entering an essay contest, the candidates must write and submit an essay in one of the following ways.

Essay topic:

Essay Guidelines:

  • The one entry per student per contest
  • Essays must be written in English only and must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced. (600 to 1200 word for Anthem)
  • Essays must include a stapled cover sheet with the following information:
  1. Your name and address
  2. Your email address (if available)
  3. The name and address of your school
  4. Topic selected (#1, 2 or 3 from the “topics” tab)
  5. Your current grade level and
  6. (Optional) the name of the teacher who assigned the essay if you are completing it for classroom credit.

Award Description:

Awards will be presented as the following:

Awards for Anthem (8 to 12th-grade students)

  • 1st Place winners will receive $2,000 (2 Winner)
  • 2nd Place winners will receive $250 (6 Winners)
  • 3rd Place winners will receive $100 (10 Winners)
  • Finalists will receive $25 (100 Winners each will rec.)

Awards for The Fountainhead

  • 1st Place winners will receive $10,000 (1 Winner)
  • 2nd Place winners will receive $2,500 (3 Winners)
  • 3rd Place winners will receive $500 (5 Winners)
  • Finalists will receive $50 (50 Winners)
  • Semifinalists will receive $50 (175 Winners)

Awards for Atlas Shrugged

  • 1st Place winners will receive $25,000 (1 Winner)
  • 2nd Place winners will receive $2,500 (3 Winners)
  • 3rd Place winners will receive $500 (5 Winners)
  • Finalists will receive $100 (50 Winners)

Official Website

If you have any questions or issues, write to them at essays[@]

Google Hash Code Programming Competition for Worldwide Students and Professionals

Think you could optimize the layout of a Google Data Center? How about scheduling a fleet of drones to make deliveries around the world? Tackle an engineering problem from Google during Hash Code team programming competition.

Hash Code is a team programming competition, organized by Google, for students and professionals around the world. You pick your team and programming language and they pick an engineering problem for you to solve.

This year’s contest kicks off with an Online Qualification Round, where your team can compete from wherever you’d like, including from one of their Hash Code hubs. Top teams will then be invited to a Google office for the Final Round.

Google’s team-based programming competition, Hash Code, allows you to share your skills and connect with other coders as you work together to solve a problem modeled off a real Google engineering challenge!

Provided By: Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $7000
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Study Level: Any
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: February 25, 2019, at 23:59 UTC

Who May Enter:

  • International students and professionals of all skill levels who are at least 16 years old.
  • To compete in the Hash Code, you must form a team of two to four people. Before forming a team, all team members must register individually for the Hash Code.
  • Each Contest is void in Crimea, North Korea, Quebec, Syria, and where prohibited by law.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use online registration during the submission period online system:

  • Participants must compete in a group of two, three, or four members (each group referred to as a Team).
  • A participant can only participate on one (1) Team during the HC Contest.
  • There is no fee to participate in the competition.

Award Description:

Hash Code Cash Prizes. You may be eligible to receive one of the following cash prizes if you advance to, attend, and compete in the Final Round of Hash Code. The prize money specified reflects the amount each person on the winning Team will receive.

Team Rank – Prize Money Per Participant

  • 1st Place $4,000 USD
  • 2nd Place $2,000 USD
  • 3rd Place $1,000 USD

Official Website

If you have a question, you can email at

jumpthegap Roca International Design Contest

The new 8th edition of Roca International Design Contest jumpthegap® has started. jumpthegap® is a biennial International Design Contest promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Center.

The contest is looking for new, innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space of the future, taking into account that the viability of the project should not limit the creativity of the proposals.

jumpthegap® bets for the support of the new generations of designers and architects and offers them an international platform to develop and show their talent.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: €10,000 each
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Requirement: Submit a project
  • Submission Categories: Professional Category and Student Category
  • Application Deadline: March 27, 2019

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • The contest is open to young applicants from every country in the world and has two categories:
  1. Professional Category: designers or architects* born from 1 January 1979 onwards.
  2. Student Category: design or architecture students* born from 1 January 1989 onwards.
  • Entries may be individual or from a group of two professionals or two students. Mixed groups are not accepted. Each person or group may participate in one project only.

Application Procedure:

To apply, the applicant must submit an online application through the given link:

Important note: When two people submit a group entry, both group members must complete the registration form

They would like to transmit them with the intention to serve as an inspiration to develop your projects:

  • Surprising experiences
  • Homing
  • Automatization
  • Ageing population
  • Sustainability

Projects must be absolutely anonymous: they cannot contain any names or personal details about the author/s, as all this information has been already provided through the registration. All the texts included in the project must be written in English.

The competing project must be submitted in:

  • One pdf file, containing not more than 2 x A3 size pages.
  • The maximum size of the pdf file will be 1.5 MB.
  • The first page must include the title of the project, text with the description of the project, and the main images.

The text must not have more than 600 words, divided into three sections:

  • What? What is the project about? For whom?
  • How? Brief description (How it works, materials…)
  • Why? Why it will be relevant in the future.

The authors of the 20 preselected projects of the Professional and Student categories and the authors of the 4 finalist projects of the Special We Are Water Foundation Prize will be asked to send, within 48 hours of notification:

  • A JPG, PNG or GIF format copy of their degree, certificate or diploma, or a copy of the school’s matriculation document if they are students. In the event of group participation, documents of both members will be sent.
  • A copy of their passport or National Document of Identity.

Award Description:

There are 3 prizes:

  • Two winning projects will be chosen and will receive a prize of €10,000 each, one in the professional category and one in the student category.
  • One Special We Are Water Foundation Prize will be chosen and will receive €6,000. This mention will be given by the We Are Water Foundation, which has two key goals.

Benefits for winners and finalists

  • A PR campaign to promote the winning and finalist projects and their authors.
  • Attendance to the Awards Ceremony on October 10 (2019) at the Disseny Hub Barcelona (Spain). Roca will cover travel and accommodation expenses for the winners and accommodation for the finalists.
  • Special agenda during their stay in Barcelona: participation in some specific visits and meetings. A chance to present their portfolios to jury members and local experts.
  • A jumpthegap® official diploma. Winners will also receive a trophy and a digital label to be used on communication channels.
  • Participation in a jumpthegap®(talk), if possible, in their respective countries.
  • If required, the author/s of the winning project will cooperate with Roca’s Design Department on the manufacture of a possible full-size mock-up or specific material to be used in presenting the project.

Application Deadline:

  • The registration period will be open from October 10th until March 27th, during which young architects and designers can show their talent by submitting innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space of the future.
  • The projects must be submitted to the contest website by 12:00 hours (GMT+2) on 25 April 2019.

Official Website

For any question, please contact Ms. Cristina Castaño (

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Student Science Competition

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision is now offering the Students Science Competition. ExploraVision is a STEM competition for K-12 students. It encourages students to combine their imagination with their knowledge of science and technology to explore visions for the future.

The students write a paper and draw a series of web pages to describe and communicate their idea. Finalists make an actual website, video and a prototype of their future vision. ExploraVision is more than a science fair or a competition—it can be a tool to ignite every student’s enthusiasm for STEM subjects!

Teams of 2-4 students select a technology, research how it works, learn why it was invented, and then predict how that technology may change in the future. Students identify what “breakthroughs” are required for their idea to become a reality and describe the positive and negative consequences of their technology on society.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $10,000* savings bond for each first-place team member and $5,000* for each second-place team member
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Submission Categories: Students, Coaches & Mentors, Schools, Teachers
  • Application Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, February 8th, 2019
  • Winner Announcement: Regional Winner on March 5, 2019, National Winner on May 1, 2019

Who May Enter:

All projects must meet the following requirements:

  • All entrants must be the United States or Canadian citizens and living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school
  • Students must be no older than 21 years of age
  • National Science Teachers Association employees, NSTA board members, ExploraVision judges, and their respective families are not eligible to enter the competition
  • Any project that has won at ExploraVision’s regional and/or national levels may not be re-submitted in future years
  • Any project previously awarded a prize in another competition may not be submitted
  • Any student who was selected as a regional or national finalist in ExploraVision can only compete in subsequent years with a new team — i.e., with students who have not previously been selected as ExploraVision regional or national finalists
  • Students enter as a team of 2-4 students with a teacher/coach and optional mentor (no individual entries)

Application Procedure:

To participate, projects must be received online at Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision.

  • Step 1: Teacher/Coach registration at
  • Step 2: Register your team
  • Step 3: Teams begin working on their projects (e.g. brainstorm topics, research, etc.)
  • Step 4: Upload and enter projects


  • Teams are strongly encouraged to enter their project online
  • A teacher may register as many teams as he/she wishes
  • Each team is automatically assigned a project ID number upon registration
  • Your team’s assigned project number must appear on each page of your project file if mailing to ensure no pages are lost. If submitting online, you do not need to add the project ID number

Required Documents:

Each student may only submit one project via online per year. However, each teacher/coach can participate in multiple projects per year. Each complete project must consist of:

Toshiba-NSTA ExploraVision Student Science Competition

Why Participate in ExploraVision?

  • Engage students in project-based learning to solve real-world problems
  • Help students, teachers, and the community become interested in STEM
  • Help students develop skills such as critical thinking and communication
  • Teach students how to work effectively in groups on an interdisciplinary project
  • Help steer students toward a lifetime of learning and curiosity
  • Teach multiple subjects in one project: STEAM, English, research & history
  • FREE to enter and everyone who enters receives a gift and a certificate from ExploraVision!

Award Description:

All entrants have the opportunity to be recognized for their good ideas and to win prizes. Tell your school about ExploraVision!


  • First Prize (4 teams): U.S. EE Savings Bond worth $10,000* at maturity for each student
  • Second Prize (4 teams): U.S. EE Savings Bond worth $5,000* at maturity for each student
  • National Finalists (8 teams): An expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in June for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for each national winning student and his/her parent/guardian
  • Regional Winners (24 teams): A technology/science-related gift for each student and an awards ceremony for each regional winning team at its school where the team will receive a winner’s banner, plaque, and other gifts
  • Honorable Mention (500 teams): A unique prize and certificate for each student
  • All Participants: A certificate of participation and gift for every student whose team submits a complete project
  • S. EE Savings Bonds issue price is half their face value. First- and second-place Canadian winners receive Canada Savings Bonds purchased for the equivalent issue price in Canadian dollars. Canada bonds face value may vary based on the current exchange rate (for $5,000 U.S. and $2,500 U.S.) at time of purchase.

Coaches & Mentors

  • National Finalists: An expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in June for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for the coach and mentor of each national winning team and a one-year NSTA membership to coaches of the national winning teams. Additionally, national finalist coaches will receive an expense-paid trip to one of the NSTA conferences of their choice as an ExploraVision Ambassador. This will give educators an opportunity to learn and grow by attending valuable sessions at the conference
  • Regional Winners: A technology / science-related gift for the coach and mentor of each regional winning team
  • All Participants: A certificate of participation and a gift for each coach and mentor of every team that submits a complete project

Schools: Regional Winners: A Toshiba branded technology for each school of the regional winning teams


  • As a special teacher prize, the top 27 teachers who submit over 27 eligible online entries will receive a technology/science-related gift.
  • Any teacher who invites another K-12 educator to submit a project will receive a technology / science-related gift. (Visit the registration page for more information.)

Official Website

Any questions, feel free to contact

Ideas for Action Competition for International Applicants

Ideas for Action is a youth competition centered around financing sustainable development and sponsored by the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School. It is intended to help catalyze a global conversation among young people all around the world.

The competition engages young people from around the world to encourage them to develop and share their ideas for financing solutions to deliver the SDGs.

Key Details:

  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Requirement: Submit Proposals
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Students and young professionals from around the world are invited to participate.
  • Youth between the ages 18 and 35 years
  • This is a team competition. Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities, etc.

Application Procedure:

To participate:


  • Proposals must be submitted through the official Google Form application portal.
  • For residents of China or any other country where Google is not available, there is a Survey Monkey portal where you can submit your application.
  • Proposals from countries where Google is available which are submitted to the Survey Monkey portal will be automatically disqualified.
  • The submission should be sent in one of five accepted languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Arabic. All submissions completed in a language not listed above will be disqualified.

The application portal will ask for the following:

  • Title and team name
  • Short abstract (1000 characters)
  • Explanation of problem and context (2000 characters)
  • Explanation of your solution (5000 characters) • Why is it relevant? • What is new about it? • By whom, what, how, and when would it be implemented? • What is the expected impact?
  • Are there similar examples? If so, where and how? Elaborate. (1000 characters)
  • What are the challenges you might face and how can they be addressed? (1000 characters)
  • Each team will be allowed to submit charts/graphs/pictures via a link to a Google Data Studio or Tableau Public page. This is, however, not a requirement for the application.

Award Description:

Winners of the competition get the opportunity to:

  • Present their ideas at an event during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group,
  • Receive support from a project incubator at the Wharton School, and
  • Benefit from unique capacity development and networking opportunities with experts from international development, academia, and the private sector.

Official Website

NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

RAMPIT, LLC (RAMPIT) provides an online platform for skill-based competitions to resolve bona fide requirements through various websites. NASA’s CO₂ Conversion Challenge is a $1 million competition to convert carbon dioxide into sugars such as glucose as a first step to creating mission-critical resources.

The NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge is a public competition that focuses on discovering ways to develop novel, non-biological synthesis technologies that use carbon dioxide (CO2) as the sole carbon source to generate sugars that can then be used to manufacture a variety of products using both microbial biomanufacturing and chemical synthesis processes.

The goal of the program is to stimulate innovation in basic and applied research, technology development, and prototype demonstration that have the potential for application to the performance of the space and aeronautical activities of the administration.

The challenge asks individuals, teams, and organizations that meet the eligibility criteria to design and develop specialized technologies that can produce glucose or other targeted sugars from CO₂ to help advance sustainable space and Earth-based manufacturing approaches.

Provided By: NASA’s Vision: We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind. NASA is committed to providing all categories of small businesses an opportunity to participate in both NASA prime contracts and subcontracts.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: During Phase 1: Concept, up to five Finalists will receive an award of $50,000 each.
  • Number of Awards: Five
  • Study Level: Any
  • Requirement: None
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: January 24, 2019, at 5:00 PM Central.
  • Once you are registered, submit your application no later than 5:00 PM Central on February 28, 2019.

Who May Enter:

NASA welcomes applications from individuals, teams, and organization or entities that have a recognized legal existence and structure under applicable law (State, Federal or Country) and that are in good standing in the jurisdiction under which they are organized with the following restrictions:

  • Individuals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must be18 years of age or older.
  • Organizations must be an entity incorporated in and maintaining a primary place of business in the United States.
  • Teams must be comprised of otherwise eligible individuals or organizations, and led by an otherwise eligible individual or organization.
  • Teams must conduct their demonstration work in facilities based in the United States, to include AK, HI, and U.S. territories.

U.S. government employees may enter the competition, or be members of prize-eligible teams, so long as they are not acting within the scope of their Federal employment, and they rely on no facilities, access, personnel, knowledge or other resources that are available to them as a result of their employment except for those resources available to all other participants on an equal basis.

Foreign citizens may only participate through an eligible US entity as

  • An employee of such entity,
  • A full-time student of such entity, if the entity is a university or other accredited institution of higher learning,
  • An owner of such entity, so long as foreign citizens own less than 50% of the interests in the entity, OR
  • A contractor under written contract to such entity

Application Procedure:

To participate, Participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system:

Award Description:

NASA envisions this competition having two phases with a total prize purse of up to $1 million.

In this case, an award of $50,000 to each of up to five (5) Winners in Phase 1: Concept Phase and awards from a prize purse of up to $750,000 in Phase 2: Demonstration Phase, respectively, may be provided in the form of a single payment to each from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”).

  • Phase 1 (the current phase) is the Concept Phase with a prize purse of up to $250,000.
  • The initiation of Phase 2, a Demonstration Challenge with a prize purse of up to $750,000, is contingent on the emergence of promising submissions in Phase 1 that demonstrate a viable approach to achieve the Challenge goals.

Official Website

  • Do you have Challenge Inquiries?
  • Please direct all questions regarding your CO2 Conversion Challenge to, and a member of our support team will respond as quickly as possible.

2019 College Launches American Dream Scholarship Contest

Committed to helping students achieve the American Dream, Elmhurst College proudly announces the 2019 American Dream Fellowship Competition. This is a scholarship contest that supports the enrollment of first-generation college students.

Provided By: Elmhurst College is a comprehensive four-year private liberal arts college in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $1,000 and a four-year, full-tuition scholarship
  • Number of Awards: Two
  • Study Level: Graduate
  • Requirement: Video
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 18, January 2019.

Who May Enter:

All first-year admitted students (freshmen) who also are first-generation college students are invited to participate in the competition

Application Procedure:

The competition consists of two rounds:

  • Round 1Submit a video(no longer than three minutes) by Jan. 18, 2019, on this topic: As a first-generation student, what would graduate from college mean to you, your family and friends?
  • Round 2: On President’s Day 2019 (Monday, Feb. 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.), students and their families will be invited to the second round of the competition, which will be held on the Elmhurst College campus. The event will include an interview with each student entrant, an opportunity for entrants and their families to hear from current and former first-generation Elmhurst students, and a panel discussion for parents. Round 2 concludes with an awards ceremony hosted by Elmhurst College President Troy D. VanAken, a first-generation college student.

Award Description:

  • The first place winner will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Elmhurst College.
  • The second-place winner will receive a stipend to cover four years’ room and board at Elmhurst.
  • All students who enter the competition will receive a $1,000 annual American Dream Fellowship Grant, which can be added to previously awarded merit scholarships and/or grant aid.

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