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  • Scholarships
  • Oratorical Competition
  • Science, Technonology, Engineering and Mathematics Student Competition (STEM-SC)


Scholarships

The New Kemet Harambe Chapter of Blacks In Government® is proud to announce our 2017 Patricia Loyd Handy Scholarship Essay Competition! Chicago metropolitan area high school graduating seniors and college undergraduate students are being given an opportunity to compete for a $500.00 scholarship on the 2017 essay topic:

“The Pros and Cons of Social Media, and
How It Can be Used Effectively?"

Participants who meet eligibility requirements need to submit all required documents, including a completed application, official current school transcript, a photocopy of a valid school ID, a letter of recommendation from a school official, and to prepare a 500 word (not to exceed 1,000 words) essay on the topic listed in the application packet. The completed application and other required documents must be submitted (or postmarked, if sending via USPS mail) by close of business on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The essay winner will be notified by January 17, 2018.

The following contents comprise the 2017 Patricia Loyd Handy Scholarship Essay Competition Application Packet:

Please submit the completed 2017 Scholarship Application (PDF) along with all required documents via email to Ward.AnthonyL@epa.gov for consideration. All information will be kept confidential. Remember: The completed application and other required documents must be submitted (or postmarked, if sending via USPS mail) by close of business on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

If you have questions about this competition, please direct them to: Tony Ward, NKH Chapter 2nd Vice President.

 

Oratorical Competition

The New Kemet Harambe hosts an annual Oratorical Competition for youth in the 9th -12th grade. The National Blacks In Government organization identifies a different topic each year. The New Kemet Harambe Chapter’s competition is open to youth registered in any Chicagoland public school. The Chapter’s competition is typically held in March or April. The winner of the chapter competition goes on to compete at the regional level with the chance to compete at the National level. Cash prizes are awarded. For more information, please contact Ward.AnthonyL@epa.gov.

There is no current information available about when this competition will next be held. Information is forthcoming.

 

Science, Technonology, Engineering and Mathematics Student Competition

The Blacks In Government Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-Student Competition (STEM-SC) was formerly the Information Superhighway Student Competition (ISSC). The ISSC competition was expanded to promote science, engineering, and technology (STEM) capabilities at the local and national level. For the youth, the STEM-SC will also serve to advance their social and economic wellbeing in the United States and internationally. The competition project will give students a quality learning experience and challenge them to develop important STEM competences. No prior experience is necessary to participate in the competition. Students must work with a subject matter expert (SME) as a mentor.

There is no current information available about when this competition will next be held. Information is forthcoming.