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going to be a senior yet, you can submit a team project. Work with 1 or 2 friends – all must be in high school, but none of you need to be seniors. You must be a US Citizen or permanent resident to enter. Visit the Siemens Competition Website to learn what you have to do and how to register or contact spro@collegeboard.org for more information. Deadline: October 1, 2009

Metro Disability Coalition Breaking Barriers Spotlight Award – this is an award for a student with disabilities that has overcome significant barriers and made great strides in their educational process. Students and their parents will be guests at a very nice reception/awards ceremony. To nominate, a teacher should submit a brief write-up about the student and their accomplishments. The nomination materials should be sent to Norm Terry at the Van Hoose Center. For more information contact Norm at 485-6318 or email nomr.terry@jefferson.kyschools.us Deadline: October 15, 2008.

William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarship – this is a four year scholarship to Washington University in St. Louis that covers full tuition plus room and board, books, and supplies amounting to approximately $47,946 annually. It is awarded to candidates that exhibit service and leadership, as well as academic excellence, and, who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum. There is special interest in students who exhibit qualities that embody the essence of the Danforths – maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community. The Danforth Committee will screen applicant letters of nomination and all application materials. Finalists will go to Washington University for an interview. Nomination forms are in the Manual College and Scholarship Information Center. For more information contact: danforthscholars@wusl.edu. Deadline: October 15, 2008

WUOL Classical 90.5 Young Artists Competition – this event is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management and is held at the Louisville Public Media Studios located at 619 S. Fourth Street in downtown Louisville. Winners will receive a cash prize of $200 and a live performance on WUOL’s Lunchtime Classics Radio Program. Any pre-college aged musician is encouraged to apply. For more information visit www.wuol.org or email abrandt@wuol.org. Deadline to apply is October 17, 2008.

Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment – Visual Art and Essay Contest – this is a contest fro students grades k-12. The theme of the visual art work or essay is “Moving Toward the Future Today, Embracing Change in a World of Difference.” Students should express how they see themselves as productive citizens in society while encouraging students to promote their vision of how they see change in their community and in the world at large. Winners will receive savings bond awards up to $500. Entries for both contests should be received in the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, 700 Capital avenue, Suite 138, Frankfort, Ky. 40601. For more information call 502-564-2611, ext. 467. Deadline: October 31, 2008.

John Montgomery Belk Scholarship – this is a renewable four year scholarship to Davidson College in the amount of $42,950 annually plus two $3,000 stipends for summer session international study abroad. Awards are based on integrity, intellectual enthusiasm and ability, global awareness, leadership ability, and potential. Manual and YPAS many nominate only one student for this award. Contact your school counselor to indicate interest in being considered for this nomination. For more information contact belkscholarship@davidson.edu. Deadline: October 31, 2008.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 2009 – this $1000 and/or $5000 award is sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals to recognize students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. Applicants must be in high school, legal residents of their state, and have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2007. State winners will receive $1000 and National winners receive an additional $5000. Both will be flown to Washington D.C. for award ceremonies and meet with Congressional Representatives on Capital Hill. Complete an on-line application and submit to your school counselor. For more information contact www.prudential.com/spirit or www.principals.org/prudential. Deadline: October 31, 2008.

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