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Dartmouth International Science and Essay Contest 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open05-Oct-2017
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AwardUp to US $ 500
EligibilityStudents of class 9-12 interested in science and writing
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Scholarship provider contact details

Email: dujs@dartmouth.edu Phone: (603) 646-8714 Mailing Address: Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science Hinman Box 6225 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 03755

What is Dartmouth International Science and Essay Contest 2017?

Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science has announced the 2017 International Science and Essay Contest. This contest is open to any student in grades 9-12 interested in science and writing.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Students in grades 9-12, interested in science and writing, are eligible for this contest. 

How can you apply ?

NOTE: An essay between 1500-2000 words, with references in APA format, and a signed endorsement by a sponsoring teacher as a .pdf, should be mailed to dujs@dartmouth.edu.

Terms and Conditions

Prizes:
3 winners will be selected to be published in Spring 2018. They will also receive a free copy of the issue.
In addition, cash prizes will also be awarded:

  • First-place:  $500
  • Second-place: $250
  • Third-place: $100

Submissions:

  • Each participant is limited to 1 entry.
  • Submissions should email to dujs@dartmouth.edu
  • Do NOT mail in submissions.
  • Label essay: LastName_FirstName_Topic_ISEC
  • Label submission form: LastName_FirstName_ISEC

Rules and guidelines before submitting:
A complete submission consists of

  • An essay between 1500-2000 words, with references in APA format
  • Essays should present a relatively deep knowledge on the subject they discuss, conveyed in a way that can be understood by the general public.
  • A signed endorsement by a sponsoring teacher, which can be found at this link, and submitted as a .pdf
  • All submissions must be in .doc or .docx format.

Judging:

  • Judging will be completed by members of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science
  • Scores will be decided based on 4 equally weighted criteria
  • Understanding of STEM topic (25%)
  • Writing style and quality (25%)
  • Originality (25%)
  • Use of reputable sources (25%)
  • Each essay will be scored twice
  • First round: 1 judge, style and understanding emphasized
  • Second round: 3 judges, all factors equally important

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