Beautiful Minds Challenge

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December 1, 2018
  • Scholarship Description
  • The challenge is open to all teens age 15-19 who are not yet enrolled in college full-time. You are welcome to work alone, but encouraged to work with up to two teammates. Teams with more than three members will not be eligible for prizes or symposium attendance.

    Submission materials:
    -Creative digital documentation of how you effected positive change
    -A cover letter that explains what you learned as you worked on the challenge

    We will only accept digital files including word documents, photographic/image files (up to 5), audio files and video files. Videos cannot be longer than five minutes. For a full list of acceptable file types, please visit the provider's website. If you know what you want to express, but are not sure how to submit it digitally, contact us and we'll figure it out together. There are many creative solutions.

    The top three students who are high school seniors (or equivalent) and who intend to enroll at Marlboro College next fall will be eligible for a full tuition scholarship (1st place), a ¾ tuition scholarship (2nd place) and a ½ tuition scholarship (3rd place). These scholarships cover eight semesters at Marlboro as long as the student remains in good academic standing. The top three students who are high school first year, second year, third year (or equivalent) are eligible for cash prizes - $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, $500 for 3rd place. Students who win a cash prize in the upcoming academic year are not eligible to win another cash prize, but can enter subsequent challenges in order to earn the scholarship and/or honorable mention status and trip to the symposium.

    Submissions will be judged by a panel of Marlboro College faculty, staff, and students. Winning entries will have the following characteristics:
    -High-quality product that demonstrates effort, problem-solving and creativity
    -Thoughtful presentation/documentation
    -Expression of original, critical and innovative thinking
    -Demonstration of research and preparation

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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