Award: $8,000, Deadline: December 15
Applicant must attend school in one of the following regions: Fairfield County, CT; Plymouth and Quincy County, MA; Lowell, Concord, and Wellesley, MA; Hilton, Lexington, and Waltham, MA; Portland and Southern Maine; Southern New Jersey; Northern and Central New Jersey; Capital District (greater Albany area), NY; Southern Tier East (Binghamton), NY; Westchester County, NY; Long Island, NY; Manhattan, NY; and the greater Philadelphia, PA area. Interview before December 15 is required.
Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 11 (Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland); March 18 (Washington, D.C. metro area); March 25 (New York)
Applicant must be a high school student currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in one of the following areas: Washington, DC; Delaware/Delmarva Peninsula and southern New Jersey; New York City; or Maryland area (each city/ region is a separate contest with students competing only against others in their local community). Applicant must write and illustrate a children's book that discusses the topics of tolerance and diversity.
Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15
Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year of four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the fall. Some requirements vary by county.