Fountain Magazine Scholarship due 1/31/18

You can easily apply for this it’s a meek 1500 words, write it this weekend over Starbucks!

How to Face a Disaster?

Submissions to be posted
October 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon one’s home due to war or persecution at the hands of a tyrant. Some disasters may seem smaller at first glance, but can feel just as consequential – a first gray hair, a failed class, getting passed over for a promotion … the list goes on and on.

A life with no disasters is a fantasy. All of us face them – both personally and globally – sooner or later. Then, how should we face a disaster? Just as we take measures while constructing buildings on a fault line, can we be always prepared? How do we defend our inner peace when facing danger?

Tell us how you survive difficult times. Give us your best advice. Share your greatest life lesson.

  • Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2018
  • Contest open to all writers worldwide
  • Essay word count must be between 1,500 and 2,500
  • Essays must be submitted as Word document only through the essay contest page at www.fountainmagazine.com/essaycontest
  • Cash prizes:
  •                           1st Place – $1,000
  •                           2nd Place – $500
  •                           3rd Place – $300

Two Honorable Mentions – $150 each

Essay submission deadline For more information:
January 31, 2018 www.fountainmagazine.com/essaycontest

If you would like to  help our youth click here:

 WE THE STUDENTS ESSAY CONTEST 2017-2018

This is for students 8-12th grade Sign up by February 5th.. Click here for more info.

Should schools be able to keep tabs on students’ social media to prevent internet bullying? Should there be regulations that prohibit President Trump from tweeting? With our “We the Students” essay contest, you could win prizes just for sharing your thoughts on these issues!

Each year, We the Students gives 8-12th-grade students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic.

This year’s prompt: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content?

We are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the students who submit the best essays on the topic.

  • 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
  • Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each
  • Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each

For more details, and to enter, click the ‘sign up’ button below and submit your 500-800-word essay before February 5, 2018

New Scholarship (deadline January 31st)

How to Face a Disaster?

Submissions to be posted
October 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon one’s home due to war or persecution at the hands of a tyrant. Some disasters may seem smaller at first glance, but can feel just as consequential – a first gray hair, a failed class, getting passed over for a promotion … the list goes on and on.

A life with no disasters is a fantasy. All of us face them – both personally and globally – sooner or later. Then, how should we face a disaster? Just as we take measures while constructing buildings on a fault line, can we be always prepared? How do we defend our inner peace when facing danger?

Tell us how you survive difficult times. Give us your best advice. Share your greatest life lesson.

  • Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2018
  • Contest open to all writers worldwide
  • Essay word count must be between 1,500 and 2,500
  • Essays must be submitted as Word document only through the essay contest page at www.fountainmagazine.com/essaycontest
  • Cash prizes:
  •                           1st Place – $1,000
  •                           2nd Place – $500
  •                           3rd Place – $300

Two Honorable Mentions – $150 each

Essay submission deadline For more information:
January 31, 2018 www.fountainmagazine.com/essaycontest

Congressional Award Internship Opportunity

JOIN THEIR TEAM NEXT SPRING!  (Short time left to apply)
Gain valuable work experience on Capitol Hill through an internship with The Congressional Award National Office. We’re accepting applications for the spring term (mid/late January to late April).
Ideal candidates have academic, career, or social interests in political science, non-profit management, leadership development, youth/civic engagement, and/or event management.
 

Apply by November 24, 2017 for spring internship 

We accept internship applications on a rolling basis. However, the following are deadlines for each term:

  • Spring 2018: Application Deadline: November 24, 2017
  • Summer 2018:Application Deadline: March 23, 2018
  • Fall 2018:Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
Questions? Contact Molly Geiser, Internship Coordinator, at 
(202) 226-0130 or geiser@congressionalaward.org.

Way to Go Burak!!!

Saturday Burak Cetinkaya participated in “Mount Prospects River Trails obstacle course race” He did an amazing job and took 4th place, earning a metal, out of 30+ kids his age. He said the course was  fun and challenging, but he didn’t like running through the water and sliding down the hill and getting all soapy and messy. He explained the hardest part of the course was carrying the heavily weighted bag on his back up the steep hill. We are proud of our KYC representative. Way to go Burak!