Yaasa Scholarships

The Yaasa is pleased to offer its Yaasa Scholarships. They are committed to continuing their efforts at helping those who have the desire to pursue their dreams and the ambition to succeed. The scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study level: High school juniors and seniors
  • Requirement: Essay
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: June 14, 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

All high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

Application Procedure:

To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at scholarships@yaasa.com.

Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Award Description:

  • The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their $1000 award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline.
  • All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions as well as the school they are currently attending.

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[@]aynrand.org.

Social Good Scholarship Fund for U.S. Students

The Lampkin Foundation is delighted to announce the Social Good Scholarship Fund. The program is open to all students currently enrolled at the U.S. accredited the public or private high school. Students must be in their junior or senior year to be eligible to receive an award. Preference will be given to students who show an interest in working in public service.

Provided By: The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation believes if you want to make a difference, you must work to improve the world around you through volunteer work and supporting causes that matter to you.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Total $2,000
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Study level: High School
  • Requirement: minimum of 3.25 cumulative GPA or equivalent
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: All submissions will be considered until February 11, 2019, 12 AM PST.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Students currently enrolled at the U.S. accredited public or private high school (no full-time home-schooling students are eligible).
  • Students must be in their junior or senior year to be eligible to receive an award.
  • If a junior is selected as a scholarship winner, their award will be presented upon enrollment in their freshman semester/quarter of college.
  • A minimum of 3.25 cumulative GPA or equivalent at the institution from which he/she is applying is required.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants must submit an online application at https://lampkinfoundation.org/social-good-application/

  • Write an essay about how you intend to use your field of study to promote social good. Give them some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about social good, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. Your essay will be judged based on originality, creativity, the organization of thought, proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Required Documents:

  • The Social Good Scholarship Fund Application Form
  • Essay length should be 500 words minimum
  • All work must be original and not a duplicate of an essay submitted for another organization’s contest
  • Upon submission, the essay becomes the property of the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation.
  • Applicants must provide proof of a 3.25 GPA or higher from the institution which he/she is applying. Unofficial transcripts meet this requirement.
  • Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
  • A brief biography and the recent photo of yourself participating in a project that promotes social good. The photo will be used for publicity purposes on the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation website.
  • Proof of enrollment as a full-time undergraduate degree candidate at an accredited four-year college/university in the United States.

Award Description:

  • The grand prize is a $1000 scholarship. Two $500 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries.
  • These scholarships will be granted annually and could increase each year, based on the amount of money available in the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation General Fund

Selection Criteria: Students will also have to complete a phone interview with the Lampkin Foundation to finalize the application process. The student will be contacted directly to schedule the interview after the deadline date. Other factors influencing the award decision include:

  • Unweighted GPA (9th-11th grades, including all subjects)
  • Difficulty of curriculum
  • 500-word essay
  • Student’s application information
  • Financial need (as determined by the D’Andre D. Lampkin Board of Directors)
  • SAT or ACT (recommended, but not required)

Official Website

World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest for International Students

Population Education offers World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest. Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, and Protecting Human Rights.

The contest is open to all middle or high school students who are in grade 6-12 or the international equivalent. Students from anywhere in the world, are eligible to apply. All videos must include- 1. How population growth impacts the issue and 2. at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

Provided By: Population Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: More than $11,250
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Study level: Any middle or high school student
  • Requirement: Submit a Video
  • Submission Categories: Online by Students and Teachers
  • Application Deadline: 5:00 pm (Eastern Time, US) on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
  • Winners Announcement: Winners will be announced no later than Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter.
  • Students may be located anywhere in the world.

Application Procedure:

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

TEACHERS GET STARTED

STUDENTS GET STARTED

Video Required:

  • All entries must be a digital video.
  • All entries must be submitted in digital format.
  • No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  • Students should keep at least one copy of their video.
  • All entries must be submitted in English, if entries are not in English they must include English subtitles.
  • Students may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals.
  • The length of the video should not exceed 60 seconds (one minute), not including the 10-second title screen (see #5).
  • All entries should begin with a 10-second full-screen “title screen” that includes the following information: Lead Producer’s name, School name, School city, state, Title of video, Total running time (not including the 10-second title screen)
  • There is no limit to the number of students who can work on a video. However, the video must be entered under one name only (the Lead Producer).

Award Description:

Awards will be presented as follows:

Challenge: “Preserving Biodiversity”

  • High School: One (1) First Place: $1,000, One (1) Second Place: $500, and Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250.
  • Middle School: One (1) First Place: $500, and One (1) Runner Up: $250
  • Best in State: 50 cash prizes will be awarded to the best video in each state.
  • Best International by Region: Six cash prizes will be awarded to the best international video by world region (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, South America).

Challenge: “Sustainable Resource Use”

  • High School: One (1) First Place: $1,000, One (1) Second Place: $500, Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250
  • Middle School: One (1) First Place: $500, One (1) Runner Up: $250

Challenge: “Protecting Human Rights”

  • High School: One (1) First Place: $1,000, One (1) Second Place: $500, Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250
  • Middle School: One (1) First Place: $500, One (1) Runner Up: $250

Official Website

Contact Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org if you have any questions. You can also ask your teacher for guidance or extra resources.

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Each year the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge features an engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. The annual event is a more complex follow-up to the successful NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race.

The competition challenges high school and college students to create a vehicle designed to traverse the simulated surface of another world. Challenge continues that tradition by providing an authentic engineering experience.

This student design challenge looks to the next generation of scientists and engineers to aid in the design process by providing innovative designs and unique perspectives. The student teams design, build and test technologies that enable rovers to perform in a wide variety of environments.

The Rover Challenge inspires participants to become the engineers to design NASA’s next-generation space systems. It will encourage research and development of new technology for future mission planning and crewed space missions to other worlds.

Provided By:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study Level: High school and college level
  • Requirement: NA
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: January 17, 2019, at 7 p.m. CST (U.S. Students Only) and December 13, 2018, at 7 p.m. CST (International Students Only)

Who May Enter:

  • All U.S. high school and college students
  • International students also may apply

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system: https://roverchallenge.msfc.nasa.gov/register.cfm

Registration Fee (International Teams Only): International teams may register only four teams per country.

  • A registration fee is required for all international teams in an effort to reconcile increasing Rover International teams will be charged a registration fee of $225.00 (U.S. dollars) per team which includes a nonrefundable $150.00 handling fee per team.
  • Upon check-in, at the challenge $75 of the fee will be reimbursed with proper paperwork submission.
  • Teams that cancel their registration by the registration deadline of March 8, 2019, will be reimbursed.
  • The registration fee Will Not be reimbursed to teams that do not cancel their registration by March 8, 2019.
  • Payment instructions will be provided in the registration confirmation notice.
  • Your registration is not confirmed until the $225 registration/handling fee is paid.

Award Description:

During its 20-year run, the Great Moonbuggy Race engaged more than 10,000 students and demonstrated that these budding scientists and engineers were capable of complex work.

The Jesco von Puttkamer International Team Award will be awarded to the international (non-U.S.) high school or college/university teams with the highest score competing in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

  • Rules: 1.
  • At check-in, a written report will be submitted that includes a description of the transportation method used, copies of bills or tickets received for a method of transportation and a photograph of the transportation box(es), container and/or vehicle.
  • The report can be no longer than two typed, double-spaced pages. It must include the name of the school and the name and phone number of the primary point of contact.

Official Website

If you have a question, contact to Jesco von Puttkamer Society, MSFC-RoverChallenge2019@mail.nasa.gov

SXSW EDU Student Startup Competition

Are you a high school student with a creative business or idea? The Student Startup competition application is now open for SXSW EDU 2019! High school students – enter your business idea for a chance to compete in the live pitch event.

The competition celebrates students who have the passion, drive, and courage to be the next generation of entrepreneurs. In its fifth year, the completion welcomes all high schools students to submit an application for the chance to pitch the team’s latest business idea to a panel of judges.

All ideas are welcome – from creative ways to address poverty, to the development of a tool every student would want, to the launch of their own startup. Students are encouraged to think big, and come up with ideas that may exceed their existing skills, network, and resources!

Provided By: The SXSW EDU® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study Level: High school
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • All high school students, from the U.S. and beyond, 13 years of age and older
  • Students may apply as a solo entrepreneur or a team

Application Procedure:

Apply here to have your innovative business considered for the SXSW EDU Student Startup competition at SXSW EDU March 4 -7, 2019.

In order to apply, students must fill out the Student Startup Competition application at www.sxswedu.com/competitions/student-startup/application/

Award Description:

  • Each finalist will have a set amount of time to present their business idea.
  • Finalists will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of judges at a live pitch event during SXSW EDU, March 4-7, 2019.

Official Website

For additional information about the competition, email programming@sxswedu.com

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Scholarship Description

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is delighted to announce the ‘Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships’. The Scholarship is open to high school seniors of African descent who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and planning to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.

Provided By: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: US$5,000
  • Number of Awards: Two
  • Study level: High School
  • Requirement: African descent
  • Submission Categories: Online and Offline
  • Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
  • Winner Announcement: April 22, 2019.

Who May Enter:

To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

Application Procedure:

To participate, students must submit an application either online or offline as the following:

To apply for a BAM Scholarship, print and fill out the application. Enclose it in an envelope with the following items:

  • Download the BAM Scholarship application (Microsoft Word document, 88 KB)
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a faculty or staff member at your school. Letters of recommendation should be original and should not be duplicates of college recommendation letters. (Letters must be on letterhead.)
  • Résumé. Your résumé should include the following information:
  • Extracurricular activities (school and community related)
  • Honors and awards that you have received (if possible, include awards that are technology related)
  • Work experience
  • Picture of yourself.
  • Include an official “sealed” copy of your current academic transcript. (Unofficial copies will not be accepted.)
  • Two essays.
  • In no more than 500 words, describe how you plan to engage in the technology industry in your future career. (If you have done exemplary work using technology during high school, please describe that also.)
  • In no more than 250 words, demonstrate your financial need for this scholarship.

Award Description:

  • BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology.
  • The scholarships are renewable so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.

Official Website

Still, have questions? Send an e-mail message to mybam@microsoft.com

Microsoft AI Idea Challenge Contest

The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is a competition for developers, students, professionals and data scientists seeking innovative, breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Preference will be given for solutions developed on Microsoft AI Platform and services.

This competition recognizes the developers who are paving the path for the future of AI development and helping to accelerate Microsoft AI adoption and innovation. This opportunity also provides a platform for developers, students and data scientists’ community to freely share AI models and applications, so they are reusable and easily accessible.

The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is looking for AI solutions across all use cases. For examples and ideas, please visit http://www.ailab.microsoft.com. The top three ideas will each receive prizes, plus an opportunity to present the idea with Microsoft on AI Lab.

Provided By: Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $2,997.99
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Study level: Any
  • Application Deadline: Apr 24, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PT
  • Winner Announcement: Within 14 days after the contest closes

Who May Enter:

To be eligible, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Minors must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
  • Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and Contest Parties are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household).
  • Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and] where prohibited.

Application Procedure:

1st Step: Upload your project – To submit an entry, visit the Contest website and follow the instructions to register and submit your entry.

2nd Step: Idea review – Submit a working AI model, test data-set, any demo app and a demo video (max. three minutes long) to qualify for the competition. Your submitted project goes through the detailed review process by our judges.

To be eligible, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:

  • Individuals or teams are required to submit a working AI model, test data-set, any demo app and a demo video (max. three minutes long) to qualify for the competition.
  • They encourage you to register early and upload your projects soon so that you can begin to plan and build your solution and create your demo video and submit them on time.
  • Your entry must be your own original work; and
  • For video entry, please note the video must be solely the work of the person/team, including but not limited to, the actual filming, editing, graphic design, etc. of the video.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
  • You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals, or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
  • To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated the contest such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others without permission or apparent rights, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity.
  • You may include Microsoft trademarks, logos, and designs, for which Microsoft grants you a limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an entry into this Contest
  • Your entry must be your own original work; and
  • For video entry, please note the video must be solely the work of the person/team, including but not limited to, the actual filming, editing, graphic design, etc. of the video.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
  • You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals, or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
  • To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated the contest such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others without permission or apparent rights, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity. You may include Microsoft trademarks, logos, and designs, for which Microsoft grants you a limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an entry into this Contest
  • Your entry must be your own original work; and
  • For video entry, please note the video must be solely the work of the person/team, including but not limited to, the actual filming, editing, graphic design, etc. of the video.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
  • You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals, or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
  • To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated the contest such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others without permission or apparent rights, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity. You may include Microsoft trademarks, logos, and designs, for which Microsoft grants you a limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an entry into this Contest; and

Award Description:

  • 1st Place: Surface Book 2 – Microsoft 13.5″ Surface Book 2 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $1,499.00.
  • 2nd Place: DJI Drone- DJI Mavic Pro Bundle (Drone, Bag, Extra Props). Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $999.00.
  • 3rd Place: Xbox One. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $499.99.=
  • The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $2,997.99
  • Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry no more than 14 days following judging with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. Send an email to aiexperiments@microsoft.com with the subject line “Microsoft AI Idea Challenge winners” within 30 days of September 14, 2019, to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.

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CGTrader Scholarship 2018 Challenge

Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses.

The contest is open to applicants who are enrolled full-time in a senior year of high school, undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited academic institution.

CGTrader, Ltd. annually awards cash prizes to students for participating in the CGTrader Annual Scholarship competition. Each year a different technology-related question is raised to encourage students interest in innovations. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

Provided By: CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. CGTrader gives talented 3D designers the opportunity to showcase their work, get valuable feedback from the community, learn from their peers and interact in a designer-friendly environment. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $3000
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Study level: High school, undergraduate or graduate
  • Requirement:5 GPA
  • Application Deadline: December 14, 2018, 12AM GMT
  • Winner Announcement: January 10, 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Enrolled full-time in an academic institution Jan 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018
  • Applicant should be able to present proof of status at the request of CGTrader.
  • The student should have at least a 2.5 GPA in the last study period and be able to provide proof of their academic achievements upon the request by the organizer.
  • CGTrader employees and associates, as well as their family members, employees of CGTrader subsidiaries and investor companies, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the project are not eligible for participation.

Application Procedure:

To participate, the applicants need to write and submit an original essay on the topic “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”.

Submit your essay via the online form at https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships#section-submission

Requirements:

  • Write an essay on “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”
  • Essay length is 500-1000 words

Award Description:

The total scholarship fund is $3,000 and three entries are awarded. A single $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to the author of the best submission, while the two runner-ups will be awarded $500 each. Funds are provided by CGTrader.com.

Website: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

Have any questions regarding the competition, send an email to scholarship@cgtrader.com

Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Student Competition

Scholarship Description

Microsoft Corporation is delighted to announce an “Imagine Cup Global Competition”. It is a skill-based Microsoft’s premier international competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft Corporation.

Dream it. Build it. Live it. The next big thing could come from you. Facebook and Twitter started as student projects. Your ideas could be next. The Imagine Cup is here to help you take the first steps. Imagine Cup is globally open for young developers and provide a chance to show off your biggest, boldest software solution. Code with purpose and show the world what you’ve got.

This global competition empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play.

This competition is the doorway to your success. If you can win here, you can win anywhere. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel, and prizes and for the honor of taking home the Imagine Cup!

Provided By: Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. At Microsoft, their mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Up to $100,000 (US)
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Study level: Any
  • Requirement: 16 years of age as of 24 October 2018
  • Application Deadline: Register now to stay tuned for updates on the 2020 Imagine Cup competition!

Who May Enter:

  • All students around the world
  • Applicants at least 16 years of age as of 24 October 2018 and are actively enrolled as a student at an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or college/university (or equivalent) degrees (including home schools) at any time between 24 October 2018 and 31 May 2019.
  • Up to three (3), eligible students may submit a single entry as a team. Team members may come from different academic institutions and from different countries
  • If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this Competition.
  • You are not a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Region of Crimea; and U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Region of Crimea. Therefore, residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.
  • You are not an employee or intern of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, at any time between 24 October 2017 and 31 July 2018
  • You are not involved in any part of the execution or administration of this Competition
  • Microsoft Imagine is available to millions of students around the world. If you are currently enrolled in courses at an accredited institution, you are eligible to download software for free with Microsoft Imagine at no charge.

Application Procedure:

Register now and start your 2018 Imagine Cup journey! To participate, participants can use the online registration online system and create an account to participate in the competition at: https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/Category/register/11

Note: If you have already registered, visit your Account page for additional details on your country’s National Finals. https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard

Additional Information:

  • All Projects must be developed to require Microsoft Azure. Azure is required for all projects (Get Azure for Students or Azure Free Account)
  • You may also use other Microsoft platforms such as Visual Studio, Kinect for Windows SDK, .NET Framework, XNA, Bing maps API, etc., as well as third-party game engines, libraries, and middleware provided you obey their licenses, but none of these are required.
  • As a student, you can obtain free tools, software, and services at Microsoft Imagine.
  • In addition, all entries must meet the following requirements for the Live Presentation, Project Proposal, Software, and Software.
  • 2018 Imagine Cup Official Rules & Regulations
  • A full list of all winners will be published within 30 days following the 2018 Worldwide Finals.

Award Description:

Whatever your innovation, you can make an impact and win big – like, $100,000 big – with Imagine Cup. With prizing that includes mentorship opportunities with industry leaders, an Azure grant, and cash, Imagine Cup can help you take your project to the next level.

  • The first place team can win up to $100,000
  • The second place team can win up to $20,000
  • New Imagine Cup Awards! $15,000 for the best Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Mixed Reality projects

Full Detail of Awards:

  • Round 1: Each National Final competition may offer prizes at the discretion of the local
    Microsoft subsidiary operating that competition
  • Round 2: At the World Finals, there will be two winning teams selected, as well as the Imagine
    Cup Awards are given to the top three teams that meet specific technology-related criteria.First Place:

    • $85,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant
    • A remote mentoring session with Satya Nadella

    Second Place:

    • $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant

    Big Data Award

    • Required use of Azure Data + Analytics or IoT
    • $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant

    Artificial Intelligence Award

    • Required use of Azure Artificial Intelligence + Cognitive Services
    • $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant

    Mixed Reality Award

    • Required use of HoloLens, Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality
    • $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant

Website: https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/Events

Have any questions? You may contact at imagine[@]microsoft.com.