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Contests and Community Service Opportunities

Kiwanis Club of Brunswick Annual Essay Contest


Open to all high school students. High School-grades 9-12 are eligible. This is open to any student of high school age, whether they be in public school, private, or home school.  The first-place winner will receive a prize of$250 and second place will receive a prize of $150.


The essay must be typed and must be original. Any work that is not the students own will be immediately disqualified. High School submissions should have no less than two - three full pages with a text size no larger than 12. Any submissions that do not follow these minimum guidelines will be automatically disqualified. The deadline for
the contest is March 21, 2023. Single entries can be emailed to [email protected].
Please do not submit bulk entries to the email address. Bulk entries should be mailed to:
Kiwanis Club of Brunswick
Essay Contest
PO Box 2094
Brunswick, GA 31521


TOPIC: “What do you think the world will look like in 10 years?”


Submission Deadline:  Tuesday, March 21, 2023




Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement


Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) will bestow the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement on a select number of high school juniors in the United States (class of 2024).  
Award winners will demonstrate a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues including, but not limited to, race and racism. Students with non-traditional leadership experiences or significant work experiences are encouraged to apply. Applicants will also be asked to identify a teacher, mentor, coach, religious leader, community-based non-profit leader, or community member who can provide them a letter of recommendation.

For more information click here.

Deadline:  February 8, 2023


B. Davis Scholarship


This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors.  An essay is required for this scholarship.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Submission Deadline:  May 21, 2023



Georgia's Department of Education Student Advisory Council


Superintendent Woods seeks 2022-2023 Student Advisory Council

State School Superintendent Richard Woods seeks students in grades 10-12 to serve on his 2022-2023 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom and other education-related issues. They will serve as the Superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools.
Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public high school (including charter schools) for the 2022-2023 school year as a sophomore, junior, or senior. The Student Advisory Council will meet four times in person during the school year; meeting dates are listed in the application.
“Each year, as I make decisions that impact students across the state, my Student Advisory Council serves as an irreplaceable resource," Superintendent Woods said. “Meeting and learning about each council member and seeking their feedback, opinions, and perspectives allows insight for all Georgia Department of Education leadership and staff to make the best possible policy choices." 




Late applications will not be accepted.
Students in grades 10-12 enrolled in a public high school (including charter schools and virtual students) are eligible to apply.
Selected students will be contacted via email. All students may visit gadoe.org/studentadvisory on October 11, 2022, at 10 a.m. to determine if they have been selected.
Please note that we typically receive hundreds more applications than we can accept. Not being selected for the Student Advisory Council does not mean the student's application did not meet qualifications.

Submission Deadline: September 8, 2022


St. Simons Land Trust Junior Ambassador Program


Since its founding in 2000, the St. Simons Land Trust has acquired and protected more than 1,100 acres of rare habitat, maritime forests, tree canopy, and historic properties.  SSLT have now added a Student Ambassador program so that students can help support and spread SSLT’s mission.

For more information, click here.

For an application, click here.

Completed applications are to be returned to the Counseling Office.

Submission Deadline:  September 9, 2022


2022 We the Students Essay Contest


“How does an understanding of natural rights and respect build a free society?”

First prize is $7500.  Check website for full details.

Submission Deadline:  April 15, 2022