World of 7 Billion Video Contest: Students are invited to submit short videos highlighting how human population growth impacts one of the identified issues, along with at least one idea for a sustainable solution. Deadline: February 23, 2017.
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships: Blacks at Microsoft, a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the growth and development of black employees, is offering scholarships to high-school seniors interested in pursuing careers in technology. Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Global Citizen Year: Each year a group of high school graduates is selected to spend a year abroad as fellows in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Fellows are immersed in a culture different from their own, live with a host family, and work locally. Rolling admissions; next deadline: March 1, 2017.
2017 STEM and Entrepreneurship Conference: The 2017 STEM and Entrepreneurship Conference will feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by students in grades 6–12 and college. Submit a proposal today! Conference Date: March 4, 2017.
2017 Facing History Together Student Essay Contest: This contest invites students to reflect on who or what has influenced how they think about their roles and responsibilities as engaged members of their communities. Deadline: March 15, 2017.
2017 National High School Essay Contest: In its 19th year, this essay contest encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about one of America's best kept secrets: The United States Foreign Service. Deadline: March 15, 2017.
21st Century Collaboration Challenge: In this challenge, youth work together in an online, game-based collaboration challenge that gives them a chance to qualify for the nationwide final event in May 2017. First Qualifying Round Clsoing Date: March 17, 2017.
CSIET Art Cover Design Contest: The Council on Standards for International Education Travel invites exchange students to showcase their artistic ability by submitting artwork that depicts the importance of international exchanges. The winner will receive $500. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: This prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Each year, the top winners each receive $5,000 to support their service work or higher education. Deadline: April 15, 2017.
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge: Students create a one- to two-minute video in which they identify an everyday problem that directly impacts them, their family, their community, or the global population. Deadline: April 19, 2017.
iWitness Video Challenge: This challenge asks middle and high school students to use their innovation and creativity to create positive value in their communities by doing something ordinary (or extraordinary), and then asks them to build a video telling the story. Deadline: April 28, 2017.
Awesome Foundation Grants: The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. Applications are ongoing.