contests and awards for youth

The Consumer Bankers Foundation and Ashoka's Youth Venture have launched the Banking on Youth competition to encourage young people ages 13 to 22 to develop a business venture that will improve society. Winners will get $1,000 in seed money.
Each year, the Colin Higgins Foundation honors lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who have inspired others with their resilience in the face of challenges. Youth under 18 who have overcome adversity and discrimination can be nominated to receive a $10,000 scholarship.
Verizon is accepting submissions for its Innovative App Challenge. Teams of middle and high school students are invited to create an app that addresses a need or problem in their school or community. Learn more about this opportunity.
Know a young person who is doing a project in the community to help others? If so, direct them to the Disney Friends for Change Grant, which offers $1,000 for youth-led community service projects. Learn more on the Youth Service America website.
The Point Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who excel academically, show strong leadership skills, are involved in their communities and have financial need.
The Sodexo Foundation is offering $500 for youth-led projects aimed at ending childhood hunger. Projects should take place on Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. Learn more about this opportunity.
The anti-homelessness nonprofit Give US Your Poor and scholarship provider the Horatio Alger Association invite homeless, formerly homeless and at-risk students to apply for college scholarships. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $20,000. National scholarships are awarded at $20,000. Additional scholarships for students from specific states are also available. To apply, students must:
With the start of the school year comes an opportunity for youth to showcase how they stand up to bullying--whether in the classroom or in their community.
Nestle will honor youth who are making a profound impact on their communities by giving $1,000 contribution to the charity of each young person's choice. Winners will also be sent to the "Very Best In Youth Awards" ceremony in Los Angeles. See the guidelines and apply.
Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare are teaming up to provide grants of up to $1,000 for youth-led service-learning projects that combat childhood obesity by promoting walking, running or hiking. Learn more about this opportunity on the Youth Service America website.
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