Ocean Awareness Student Competition

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Middle and high school students who are concerned about the environment and want to make our oceans a little cleaner, your idea could win you a scholarship! Be part of the change and use your creativity to inspire others to care for our world.

Scholarship: Ocean Awareness Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Bow Seat

Amount: Up to $1,500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 48 total, at various prize levels

Eligible Students: Students in grades 6 through 12—may be entered as an individual or group

How to Apply: Submit a work of poetry, film, prose, or visual art which inspires viewers to take action to combat ocean pollution. Applicants must also submit a reflection so that the judges have a better understanding of their work and the issue that they are addressing. Students must apply with an adult sponsor.

Deadline: June 15

Website: bowseat.org/programs/ocean-awareness-contest/overview/ 

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.