Awards, Contests and Scholarships

Service-related Awards, Scholarships & Contests

When you enter any contests as a PB Middle student, send or share a copy of your entry with the IB Coordinator, for PB Middle IB Service Credit.

ONE-TIME Contests, awards and scholarships will be announced on the weekly bulletin.


Disney Summer of Service grant Winners: Wyatt, Sam, and Nick (need approximately $1000 more to install water bottle filling stations once construction is finished)

PB Town Council Award past winners: Hannah Bloom, Emery Reyna, Alaiziah Collins, Nora Dunphy, Leah Markworth

California Association of IB World Schools l Annual (October & November)

See IB Coordinator to nominate educator or student (past winners: Hannah Bloom, Aalaziah Collins, Mr. Sloan, Mrs. Paris, Mrs. Martinez, Mr. Remillard, Mr. Booz)

World We Want Foundation Grants | Deadline: Rolling

The World We Want Foundation partners with different types of organizations and schools to form teams of youth and work with them to implement their Social Action Project. With the Social Action Project, teams identify a need for change within their community, research and develop a solution, and measure the impact of their project within the community. Through the World We Want Foundation, Young Global Citizens are able to showcase and raise funds for their project online and gain skills in leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking.

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Teen Ink Contests | Deadlines: RollingACMs

Since 1989, the website/magazine/book publisher Teen Ink, has invited submissions from teen writers for inclusion in its magazine. It's a great opportunity to get your work published. Here are the current categories. Cover Art-Send your best photo or artwork and it could be published on the cover of Teen Ink magazine. Nonfiction-Two winners selected every month out of the following nonfiction sections: Nonfiction, Focus/Special Issue, College Essays, Heroes, Pride & Prejudice, Health, What Matters, and Sportsl Poetry-Are you the next Maya Angelou or e.e. cummings? Serious, funny, long or short - send us your poems today! One winner selected each month! Educator of the Year- Send your nominating essay today to recognize that amazing teacher in your life, and give him or her a chance to be in the spotlight. Fiction-Fairy tales, sci-fi, horror, romance - short stories galore! Entries of all kinds are accepted throughout the year. Winner selected twice yearly. Travel & Culture-Hiking in Yosemite. Strolling through Paris. Celebrating Chinese New Year. Describe your latest cultural adventures at home or abroad. Winners selected twice a year. Environment-Hybrid cars? Required recycling? Tell us about a problem facing the planet ... and abour your solutions and ideas. Winners selected annually. Community Service Awards-What do you do to make the world a better place? Tell us about it and win $100 for your favorite charity, plus a prize for you. Winners selected annually.

Learn more at: Grants | Deadline: Ongoing invites teens in the United States to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas. You can apply for a grant, by visiting and for any issue area, selecting "See Ways To Help" followed by "Apply for a Grant". Applications are short - just 5,000 words or less - and should summarize: how the project will involve others, who it will help, what effect it's expected to have, when it will start and how the funds will be used. Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis.

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Scholastic Lexus Environmental Challenge | Deadline varies; see website

The Scholastic Lexus Environmental Challenge program is designed to educate and empower students to take action to improve the environment. The program encourages middle and high school students to develop and implement environmental programs that positively impact their communities. Middle and high school teams comprised of 5 to 10 students and one teacher advisor are invited to participate in four initial challenges, each addressing a different environmental element -- land, water, air, and climate. Maximum Award: $75,000. Eligibility: students in grades 6-12 and their teachers. Deadline: varies.

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Prudential Spirit of Community Awards l Annual Deadlines; see website

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Presidential Service Award l Annually l Service totals due in May to PB Middle Advisors

FOPBSS pays for award packages to recognize students logging 50 or more hours

Match your talents, interests, or passion with a service event...or plan your own IB Community Project. See Student > Community Project webpages for more information.

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