Contests and Competitions

Gifted Education - Student Opportunities

2018 Opportunities will be published as soon as they are scheduled

Contests, Competitions and Scholarships:

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream for his children that still resonates today with young and old alike.
What Is Your Dream?
Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories:
High School - Grades 9-12 Elementary - Grades 4-5
Middle School - Grades 6-8 Primary - Grades 2-3

This contest is open to students in Grades 2-12 who attend Montgomery County Public Schools. The deadline for submissions is midnight Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 1st Place Winners must be present at the Montgomery County School Board meeting on April 3, 2018.

By Kids, For Kids  BKFK is an educational and family marketing company that connects its clients to teachers, students, and households with innovative marketing, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, and national competitions.  There are many opportunities for students of various ages.  For more information go to: 

VAG Student Summer Scholarships are designed for those gifted and talented students who wish to attend academic or artistic programs during the summer months.  The scholarships are in amounts ranging from $100 to $400 and are available for students K-5 and 6-12. 
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation sponsors the Young Scholars Program scholarship for eligible 7th grade students.  Visit to learn more about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program and to receive information about how to complete and online application.

Scholarship opportunity for high school juniors and seniors:  The annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, in which five high school juniors or seniors can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics library for their school. Students enter by writing an essay on one of the topics posed for this year's competition book. For full information go to:

NASA Space Settlement Contest   Open to students in grades 6-12.  Students should design their own space colony or can focus on one aspect of orbital living.  Submissions may include designs, essays, stories, models, and artwork.  Individuals, small teams of 2-6,or large teams of seven or more may enter.   
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Math Kangaroo Competition  Math Kangaroo is anon-profit organization whose mission is to encourage students to master mathematical knowledge, give them confidence in the ability for comprehending mathematics, and develop an ability to derive pleasure through continued learning.  The contest is typically held in March at the Southwest Virginia Governor's School in Pulaski, VA.Students are invited to complete a math contest designed specifically for their grade level and have an opportunity to demonstrate their math skills.  Interested students must visit to register by the deadline.

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