College Scholarships and Activities for National Bullying Prevention Month
Almost everyone knows someone who has been bullied. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and several organizations are offering college scholarships and contests (with monetary prizes) for students who take a stand against bullying.
Here are five anti-bullying college scholarships and contests:
Say No to Bullying Student Contest: Create a four-minute or less video with a scripted scene about bullying and a realistic solution to the situation to win prize money to help pay for college. Awards range from $300 to $800. Students ages 14 to 19 can participate in this contest. Winning videos will be selected through online voting.
DoSomething.org’s Anti-Bullying Scholarship: According to DoSomething.org, 1 in 4 students report being a victim of bullying and 73 percent of teens say the best way to stop bullying is to step in when you see it. This organization offers a $3,000 scholarship to students under age 26 who help spread awareness about bullying. Simply play the organization’s Bully Text game and refer six friends to play the game to be entered for a chance to win the scholarship.
Abercrombie & Fitch Anti-bullying Scholarship: Abercrombie & Fitch is launching a new college scholarship program this year for high school students who have persevered to overcome bullying and/or who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools or communities. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each. High school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 can apply.
February 1, 2014
Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation: This organization offers $500 and $1,000 anti-bullying scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated efforts to combat bullying in their schools. The 2013 deadline has already passed, but look for the 2014 application to come online soon.
Typically in February.
Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award: A 500-word essay on a cyberbullying topic is required to apply for this $1,500 scholarship. High school and college students can apply. The 2013 deadline passed in June, but check back for more information on future scholarship opportunities.
Many local communities offer anti-bullying scholarships, some of which are awarded in memory of students who have passed away as a result of bullying. Check with your high school guidance office to learn more about local scholarships.
Courtesy of StopBullying.gov