Academic Scholarships/ Competitions/ Opportunities

Miracle of Shanghai Contest
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Video of Japanese Student Visiting Belleville High School
The Foreign Policy Association, in conjunction with Scholastic, is
sponsoring an essay and video contest for grades 9–12.
 In a short essay
(up to 750 words) or video (up to 5 minutes long), students are to answer
the question: What is America’s biggest challenge in the world today?
The top prize in each category is $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to
New York City to attend the 2018 Foreign Policy Centennial Spring Dinner
in May. Second- and third-prize winners will each receive $500. 
Importantly, it gives these students an opportunity for national recognitionEvery student who enters, along with their teacher, will receive formal certificates of recognition for their efforts. Click here for more details.
The deadline for entries is January 31, 2018. For more information, go to
The contest is a terrific way to get your students to think critically
about foreign policy and its importance to the nation.

The Foreign Policy Association celebrates its centennial in 2018. Since 1918, the FPA has worked to promote discussion of foreign policy in schools and among the general public. The Foreign Policy Association is a bipartisan organization endorsed by every U.S. President since its founding by Woodrow Wilson 100 years ago.
BORN TO LIVE  Art or Writing Contest
Please See Valeria's Artwork Below:
Due: March 5, 2017
Cash Prizes
Value= 3 Homework Grades
2016-17 CyberSeCurity Awareness Poster Contest
Attention Educators and Parents: Students in grades kindergarten through twelfth are invited to participate in the State of New Jersey’s Kids Safe Online Poster contest. The contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). This is a national contest which encourages our youth to use the Internet safely and securely. Please forward this information to the person or persons in your school district who would be interested in this contest.
See Flyer Above. Due January 5.  Value= 3 Homework Grades. 
State Winning Poster by Philann Idrovo Below:

Free N.J.I.T. Summer  Camp

This awesome program is offered to high school students in northern New Jersey.


Students will be introduced to the world of finance and learn about entrepreneurship, financial markets, and money concepts. Those interested in Wall Street and possible futures in finance or economics are highly encouraged to attend. Also this program is FREE and runs from June 26th- July 20th (with 1 scheduled field trip and an exclusive week-long overnight camp [during the week of July 10th- July14th]).


Please see attached flyer and application. Thank you and good luck.



United States History Essay Contests.....
Win Big and Learn  a lot!!!!
Please see attached file and link.
Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest
1,500$ Prize
Due: Friday, October 28, 2016
Mandatory for all World History Students to submit
Consider Hispanic Explorers we have been studying.....
 Register only under the OPTIMUM Section. Good Luck!!!!!!
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See attached file above for winning essay from Jazailis Gual.

6,000 Dollar Contest Question:

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In To Make Their Interests Coincide With Their Duty: How the Constitution Leads Public Officials to Make Good Decisions, law professor Robert T. Miller argues that the brilliance of the American Constitution is that it “creates a system of procedures for selecting public officials and ordering how they make decisions that are in the best interests of society.”



Analyze one consequential presidential decision to determine to what extent, if any, the Constitution leads presidents to make good decisions.

To respond thoughtfully, read To Make Their Interests Coincide With Their Duty:How the Constitution Leads Public Officials to Make Good Decisions, and watch the 3 minute video linked here.


We encourage you to spend some time and think of a consequential decision on your own. Some examples of a consequential decision might include:


  • President Jefferson’s decision to purchase Louisiana
  • President Roosevelt’s internment of Americans of Japanese descent
  • President Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb
  • President Nixon’s forcing of wage and price controls
  • President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon
  • President Carter’s decision to use the U.S. military over foreign oil
  • President George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq
  • President Obama’s orders to kill Terrorists whom were holding Americans  Hostage with drone attacks
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Prizes for Students

Grand Prize: $5,000 + Trip to D.C. for 2
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $1,000

Honorable Mentions (3): $500

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Due Next Friday, Oct 28, 2016 for US 1 Honors Students
Korean Essay Contest Link
500 dollar prize
See Video Link for Help on Essay

Annual Student Literary Award

“The Truth about the Holocaust  & Stalinist Repression”


The Prakhin Foundation presents an award for the best literary work on the last Sunday of January of each year at the

Museum of Jewish Heritage

A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City

Any aspect of Holocaust & Stalin’s’ repressive regime may be presented by student (or group of students) in prose, poetry, art or drama (play), survivor’s testimonies (including photo documents)


The submittal with the attached form should be sent to:


New Jersey Department of Education

New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

P.O. Box 500

Trenton, NJ  08625


Entries should be submitted by December of every year

500 Dollar Prize 
Topic: Cyber Bullying ‘Coping with the Electronic Realm’
Due: April 29, 2016Enter your text here...
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Grand Prize: $5,000 + Trip to D.C. for 2
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $1,000

Honorable Mentions (3): $500

 Answer this Question:

In The Powers Delegated to the Federal Government Are Few and Defined: The Doctrine of Enumerated Powers, Roger Pilon states:


Plainly, the Framers wanted to limit the federal government to certain enumerated ends, leaving most matters in the hands of the states or the people themselves. In fact, that point was made perfectly clear when the Bill of Rights was added two years after the Constitution was ratified. The Tenth Amendment states that, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Where the federal government has no power, the states or the people themselves have a right.



To what extent, if any, is the federal government restricted by the powers enumerated under Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States in the regulation of ONE of the following: voting rights or the environment?

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.Win 2,500 Dollars and a Free trip to D.C.

Click link above to Apply!

The National Constitution Center is proud to announce the return of the Founding Freedoms Essay and Playwriting Contests, designed to increase awareness of the rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and to engage students to think creatively about our nation's history, the Constitution, and protecting individual freedoms.    12th grade students also have the option of writing a play that, if chosen as the winning submission, will be performed live at the National Constitution Center by professional actors.Every student participant will receive a certificate of participation from the National Constitution Center.

2500 dollar Upstander essay contest due Mar. 16, 2016
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World Series Tickets All Expenses Paid
50,000 dollars