Alfred University Lelia E. Tupper Writing Scholarship Competition:  All high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to participate.  Manuscripts must be submitted in both categories:  creative writing & expository writing. The first place winner will receive a scholarship of $1000 for each of the 4 years at Alfred University. Complete details are available in guidance. the deadline is January 31, 2011.

    The Lutheran Church of our Savior- Positive Image Youth Award. Teh awards are dedicated to promoting and honoring the achievements and contributions being made by Western New York youth to improve the community and help counter negative stereotypes of young people. Students in grades 5 thru 12 are eligible for nomination. Nominations close on March 28, 201 at noon. Recipients will be honored at a luncheon on June 6, 2010. Faxed nominations are not acceptable. Please see your counselor for a nomination form.

    BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU STUDENT OF INTEGRITY AWARD: Presented to a high school graduating senior who will be attending college in the fall of 2010.  Judges will select recipients on the basis of academic excellence, community involvement, leadership abilities and ethical behavior. Entries should include a completed application form(available in guidance) essay, and an official transcript. 1st place receives $3000, 2nd place receives $2000 and 3rd place receives $1000. The deadline to your counselor is February 25th at 2:30pm.

    7TH ANNUAL BENJAMIN BANNEKER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN MATH AND SCIENCE.  Sponsored by the Metro Buffalo  Alliance of Black School Educators.  Must be elementary, middle, high school or college minority student attending public or parochial school in Buffalo; have demonstrated an exemplary record in math and/or science; demonstrated a record of community service and extracurricular activities (a plus).  Nomination forms available in Guidance.  Reference letters and other documentation due 10/23.

    PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS:  Recognize students in 5th through 12th grades who have demonstrated exemplary community service.  State honorees receive $1000 and a trip to DC with a parent.  National honorees receive $5000 and a $5000 grant for a charity of their choice.  Applications are due by 11/2/09.

    FOR JUNIORS: NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS IN WRITING.  BAVPA may nominate one student.  Winners receive cards recommending them for admission & financial aid in their selected colleges for possible scholarships.  Winners' names are posted on NCTE website with school name, city and state.  Winners and teachers receive a certificate of commendation.  Deadline February 17, 2010.  See your English teacher for application and information.

    For Juniors:  Cornell Club of Buffalo Book Prize.  Open to all 11th graders in the greater Buffalo area.  The prize will consist of a certificate, a letter of award and a limited edition copy of Cornell University's Reading Initiative book of the year "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.  Applications are available in guidance and must be e-marked no later than February 28, 2010.

    For Juniors:  Rochester Institute of Technology Creativity and Innovation Award and the RIT Computing Medal:  Deadline is June 15, 2010. You must be nominated by your counselor, schools may nominate only one male and one female student per school.  Students who are selected by RIT are eligible for a $24000 RIT scholarship ($6000) per year if they are accepted at RIT in the fall of theri senior year and enroll immediately fllowing High school gradutaion. Students may use this schoalrship to pursue any of the baccalaureate degree programs at RIT. Each nominee must be pursuing a rigorous college prep program, rank in the top 10% of their junior class, be leaders in their school and/or community and demonstrate an ability and interest in the award area. More information is available from your counselor.

    Russell Sage College- The Sage Arts Award Recognizes the talent, achievement, and creative potential of outstanding high school junior student artists. The award encourages students to pursue a career in the arts. Recipients of the award will receive a certificate of nomination and an invitation to the Sage College of Albany Portfolio Review Day during their senior year. The student nominee will be eligible for a scholarship to Sage College of Albany. Criteria:  superior artistic talent, a B+ or better average, at least 1000 on their SAT, possess solid leadership skills. Please see your art teacher or counselor if you are interested. Deadline is April 13, 2010.

    Russell Sage College- Student Sage Award- to recognize ooutstanding women from your school community. The student nominee will be elgible for a scholarship to Russell Sage College. Criteria: Female student who embodies the motto "To Be, To Know, To Do", should be academic and social leaders, in the top 25% of their class with a B+ average or better, at least 1000 on their SAT math and verbal portions, involvement in theri community. Deadline is April 13, 2010. See your counselor if you wish to be considered for nomination.

    For Juniors or Seniors:  Stanley Marucs Youth Humanitarian Award:  Deadline is January 31, 2010.  One nominee from each PTA/PTSA region in New York State will be nominated.  Award is a monetary gift of $250 and a plaque. Requirements include: an essay on "Why Humanitarianism is important in my life", list of volunteer activities, and PTA unit information. Applications are available in guidance.