NASSP Approved Student Programs

Since 1941, NASSP has published the NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students. The approval cycle for each edition spans from September of a given year through the following August.

The purpose of this list—developed through NASSP’s National Committee on Student Contests, Programs, and Activities—is to assist principals, teachers, parents, and students in determining the legitimacy and educational value of a variety of external student program opportunities. The National Committee reviews all programs based on the following standards:

  • Educational value
  • Financial support
  • Organizational structure
  • Promotional accuracy
  • Fair, appropriate adjudication

Any program that meets the list guidelines, as determined by the committee, will be included on the list. NASSP reserves the right to remove programs temporarily or permanently from the national list if programs fall below the standards for approval. Programs that do not appear on the national list are not necessarily without merit. Each school should determine the contests and activities in which it chooses to participate.


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    AATG National German Exam for High School Students

    AATG administers national standardized tests to high school students in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of German language study.

    Web Address http://www.aatg.org
    Email info@aatg.org
    Phone 856-795-5553
    Address 112 Haddontowne Court #104
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    Start Date December 1, 2020
    End Date April 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2020
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam

    The National Latin Exam is a voluntary exam given in schools in February and March. Its purpose is to promote the study of Latin and to encourage the individual student.

    Web Address http://www.nle.org
    Email nle@umw.edu
    Phone 888-378-7721
    Address University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    Start Date February 22, 2021
    End Date March 12, 2021
    Registration Deadline January 21, 2021
    Grades Elementary-College
    Days Missed One 45-minute period
    Scope National

    Advanced Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Stanford Medicine

    Advanced Emergency Medicine is a premier, hands-on medical career program, offered in collaboration with Stanford Medicine. This Action-packed experience will pump your adrenaline and feed your passion, as it challenges you to think on your feet during realistic life-and-death medical scenarios.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/advanced-emergency-medicine
    Email emgmed@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 20, 2021
    End Date June 29, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9 - 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    All-National Honor Ensembles

    The NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. In November of 2020, the ensembles will perform at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida under the baton of leaders in the field of music education.

    Web Address http://www.nafme.org/ANHE
    Email HonorEnsembles@nafme.org
    Phone 703-860-4000
    Address 1806 Robert Fulton Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
    Start Date November 5, 2020
    End Date November 8, 2020
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    Ambassador Leadership Summits: Leadership in Action

    Hosted on campuses of top universities, Ambassador Leadership Summits bring together motivated middle and high school students from across the US and around the world to gain leadership skills, build confidence, and develop an edge for college and careers in a global setting. Students work in teams to develop creative solutions to global issues impacting their communities.

    Web Address https://ambassadorleaders.com
    Email info@ambassadorleaders.com
    Phone 509-396-5551
    Address 1101 N. Argonne Rd, Suite 107
    Spokane, WA 99212
    Start Date June 18, 2021
    End Date July 24, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Ambassador Leadership Summits: Medicine & Health Care

    During this experiential 9-day program, students stay at Johns Hopkins University and get real-life experience in the field of medicine. They interact with experts in the field, explore health care career options, participate in workshops and simulations, visit medical research facilities, and map their path to a successful career in medicine and health care.

    Web Address https://ambassadorleaders.com/medicine
    Email info@ambassadorleaders.com
    Phone 509-879-2588
    Address 1101 N. Argonne Rd., Suite 107
    Spokane, WA 99212
    Start Date June 22, 2021
    End Date August 2, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    American Computer Science League

    ACSL sponsors computer science contests for elementary, middle and high school students. Some of the divisions require coding and other divisions do not require coding.

    Web Address https://www.acsl.org/
    Email jerry@acsl.org
    Phone 401-822-0434
    Address 10 BRISAS DR, null
    WEST WARWICK, RI 02893
    Start Date September 2, 2020
    End Date May 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline December 1, 2020
    Grades 3 - 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Bands of America Grand National Championships

    Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, is the nation’s most exciting marching band event. Grand Nationals is an educational performance opportunity open to all high school bands. It is also a spectacular music and pageantry event, on that fans from across the nation travel to for the exciting and creative performances.

    Web Address http://www.musicforall.org
    Email cam@musicforall.org
    Phone 800-848-2263
    Address 39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150
    Indianapolis, IN 46225
    Start Date November 12, 2020
    End Date November 14, 2020
    Registration Deadline November 1, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed Up to 3
    Scope National

    Bands of America Marching Band Regional Championships

    Music for All’s Bands of America Regional Championships, presented by Yamaha, are the nation’s most exciting marching band events. First and foremost, our championships are an educational performance opportunity open to all high school bands. Championships are also a spectacular music and pageantry event that schools travel to for the exciting and creative performances and opportunities.

    Web Address http://musicforall.org
    Email cam@musicforall.org
    Phone 800-848-2263
    Address 39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150
    Indianapolis, IN 46225
    Start Date September 19, 2020
    End Date November 7, 2020
    Registration Deadline September 1, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed Potentially one, depending on distance traveled.
    Scope National

    Bands of America Super Regional Championships

    Music for All’s Bands of America Super Regional Championships, presented by Yamaha, are the nation’s most exciting two-day marching band events. Super Regionals are an educational performance opportunity open to all high school bands. They are also spectacular music and pageantry events that fans from across the nation travel to for the exciting and creative performances.

    Web Address http://www.musicforall.org
    Email cam@musicforall.org
    Phone 800-848-2263
    Address 39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150
    Indianapolis, IN 46225
    Start Date October 16, 2020
    End Date October 17, 2020
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed Up to 2
    Scope National

    Broadcom MASTERS

    In order to compete in Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), Society-affiliated science fairs around the country nominate the top 10 percent of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participants to enter this prestigious competition. Nominees then complete an online application for a chance to compete at the national level.

    Web Address https://www.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters
    Email masters@societyforscience.org
    Phone 202-785-2255
    Address 1719 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Start Date October 22, 2021
    End Date October 27, 2021
    Registration Deadline June 8, 2021
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 4
    Scope National

    CANE Writing Contest

    Students submit written works responding to a classical topic declared annually by CANE and publicized through the website (caneweb.org). Submissions are judged by state representatives and then by the president-elect of CANE to choose the overall winner. The winner receives their award at the annual meeting of CANE in March and reads the winning entry at the annual meeting banquet.

    Web Address http://caneweb.org
    Email president@caneweb.org
    Phone 413-545-0512
    Address Classics Department - UMass Amherst - 161 Presidents Drive
    Amherst, MA 01003
    Start Date December 15, 2020
    End Date March 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2020
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope Regional

    Civic Leadership Academy

    Civic Leadership Academy is a week-long, academically-intense, behind-the-scenes exploration of the federal government and careers in public service. The week culminates with Legislative Day, when participants meet with their elected leaders on Capitol Hill. Participants read thought-provoking pieces on the roles of government prior to attendance, and once at the course, couple seminars with tours and meetings.

    Web Address https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/activities/leadership-schools
    Email whamilton@capnhq.gov
    Phone 334-953-9210
    Address 105 South Hansell St
    MAXWELL AFB, AL 36112
    Start Date February 20, 2021
    End Date February 27, 2020
    Registration Deadline November 15, 2020
    Grades 10-12
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    Close Up Washington

    Close Up gives students an inside look at democracy in action. Using Washington, DC, as a living classroom, participants get a “close up” view of government – interacting with the people, processes, and places that make our capital so unique.

    Web Address http://www.closeup.org
    Email info@closeup.org
    Phone 800-257-7387
    Address 1330 Braddock Place, Suite 400
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Start Date October 22, 2020
    End Date June 29, 2021
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2020
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 4-MS, 6-HS
    Scope National

    Congress of Future Medical Leaders

    The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research. The Congress inspires and motivates while the Academy supports students so they reach their goal.

    Web Address http://www.FutureDocs.Com
    Email LisaRossi@FutureDocs.com
    Phone 202-599-8442 x701
    Address 1701 PA Ave NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20006
    Start Date June 24, 2021
    End Date June 26, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 24, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    CyberPatriot

    CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition challenges teams of high school and middle school students to find and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

    Web Address http://www.uscyberpatriot.org
    Email info@uscyberpatriot.org
    Phone 877-885-5716
    Address 1501 LEE HWY Ste. 400
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Start Date October 30, 2020
    End Date March 23, 2021
    Registration Deadline September 30, 2020
    Grades k-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    DECA International Career Development Conference

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA’s International Career Development Conference brings together 20,000 students, teachers, and business professionals for several days of competition, leadership, and networking.

    Web Address http://www.deca.org/icdc
    Email christopher@deca.org
    Phone 703-860-5000
    Address 1908 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
    Start Date April 24, 2021
    End Date April 27, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 19, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Envision Game & Technology Academy

    The Envision Game & Technology Academy, powered by George Mason University, provides the incredible opportunity for students to
    learn the latest design technologies directly from Mason’s Computer
    Game Design Program faculty while creating the games they want to
    play. Students select their track from: Art, Animation & Modeling for
    3D Games, Mobile Game/Mixed Reality Development and Multi-Platform 3D Game Design.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/gameand- technology-academy
    Email GameTechHS@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date July 31, 2021
    End Date August 1, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    FBLA National Leadership Conference

    Conference for members and advisers to participate in business-related and leadership development workshops and participate in national competitive events.

    Web Address http://www.fbla-pbl.org
    Email conferencemanager@fbla.org
    Phone 703-860-3334
    Address 1912 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
    Start Date June 29, 2021
    End Date July 2, 2021
    Registration Deadline June 11, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    FCCLA’s 2020 National Fall Conference

    The National Fall Conference (NFC) will take place November 13-15 in Columbus, OH. The conference provides an opportunity for members and advisers to share ideas, sharpen leadership skills, explore career pathways, and compete in various Skill Demonstration Events or the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl.

    Web Address http://fcclainc.org
    Email kconners@fcclainc.org
    Phone 703-476-4900
    Address 1910 Association Dr
    Reston, VA 20191
    Start Date November 13, 2020
    End Date November 15, 2020
    Registration Deadline November 13, 2020
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    FCCLA’s 2021 National Leadership Conference

    FCCLA members from across the country will gather in Nashville, TN to network with fellow members, attend FCCLA program workshops and leadership sessions and take part in Competitive Events. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to become part of the Ultimate Leadership Experience!

    Web Address http://fcclainc.org
    Email meetings@fcclainc.org
    Phone 703-476-4900
    Address 1910 Association Dr
    Reston, VA 20191
    Start Date July 4, 2021
    End Date July 8, 2021
    Registration Deadline July 4, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    First and Second Year Nationals at Woodward Academy

    This even is the First and Second Year National Debate Championships for Policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate hosted by Woodward Academy. Held annually since 1987, the tournament brings together students across the United States for a weekend of challenging debate competition with extensive feedback from expert judges.

    Web Address http://woodward.tabroom.com
    Email maggiekb@gmail.com
    Phone 612-201-3673
    Address 1662 Rugby Ave
    College Park, GA 30337
    Start Date March 19, 2021
    End Date March 21, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 15, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed .5-1
    Scope National

    FIRST Robotics Competition

    FIRST® Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sports and beauty of art with the rigors of science and technology. It’s the only sport where every student can turn pro.

    Web Address https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/what-is-first-robotics-competition
    Email frcteams@firstinspires.org
    Phone 603-666-3906
    Address 200 Bedford St
    Manchester, NH 03101
    Start Date January 9, 2021
    End Date May 2, 2021
    Registration Deadline December 1, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed in some cases 2 days
    Scope National

    FIRST Tech Challenge

    Following a sports model, teams of 10+ members design, build, program, and operate robots of their own design to play a game in an alliance format. Guided by coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. Participants have access to over $80 million in scholarships.

    Web Address https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc
    Email ftcteams@firstinspires.org
    Phone 603-666-3906
    Address 200 Bedford St
    Manchester, NH 03101
    Start Date September 12, 2020
    End Date May 2, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 30, 2021
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed in some cases one day
    Scope National

    Future City Competition

    The Future City Competition is a STEM program that invites 6th-8th
    graders to imagine, design, and create cities of the future. Teams work with an educator and engineer mentor to learn city design and
    management, write an essay about their innovations, build a scale model using recycled materials, and give a short presentation about their ideas.

    Web Address https://futurecity.org/
    Email Info@Futurecity.org
    Phone 703-684-2833
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Start Date September 2, 2020
    End Date February 20, 2021
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2020
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Future Problem Solving Program International

    Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) stimulates critical and creative thinking, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares participants for leadership roles. Through competitive creative problem solving, students become equipped to handle the issues of their future.

    Web Address http://www.fpspi.org
    Email mail@fpspi.org
    Phone 321-768-0074
    Address 2015 GRANT PLACE
    Melbourne, FL 32901
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date June 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2020
    Grades K - Adult
    Days Missed varies
    Scope National

    Global Young Leaders Conference

    GYLC prepares students for college and career success by learning international leadership strategies, embracing diverse cultures and learning new ways of thinking and seeing the world. Attracting students from across the globe, GYLC is a truly multicultural experience.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/global-youngleadersconference
    Email gylc@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 28, 2021
    End Date July 12, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9 - 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Great Communicator Debate Series

    The Great Communicator Debate Series is a unique Presidential-Style debate scholarship competition. From seven geographic regional tournaments and an online region, 16 students will compete in the finals. National Finals are held at the Reagan Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, CA in July. Over $50,000 in scholarships are awarded to students competing at the National Finals.

    Web Address https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/great-communicator-debate-series/
    Email cadams@reaganfoundation.org
    Phone 816-289-7017
    Address 40 Presidential Drive
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
    Start Date February 8, 2020
    End Date July 25, 2020
    Registration Deadline February 1, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Heart of Texas Invitational

    The Heart of Texas Invitational is a nationally competitive debate tournament.

    Web Address http://heartoftexas.tabroom.com
    Email mahoneyt@smtexas.org
    Phone 214-346-8141
    Address 10600 Preston Rd
    Dallas, TX 75230
    Start Date October 23, 2020
    End Date October 25, 2020
    Registration Deadline October 15, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1 or 2 days
    Scope National

    Horatio Alger Scholarship

    The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program, one of the largest need-based scholarship programs in the United States, assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives. While many programs primarily recognize academic achievement or leadership potential, this program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, taking into account critical financial need.

    Web Address http://scholars.horatioalger.org
    Email scholarships@horatioalger.org
    Phone 844-422-4200
    Address 99 Canal Center Plaza Suite 320
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Start Date April 7, 2021
    End Date April 11, 2021
    Registration Deadline October 25, 2020
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Intensive Law & Trial

    Held in collaboration with Stanford Law School, Intensive Law and
    Trial is an experiential career exploration program for high achieving
    high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore a
    career in law by interacting with Stanford Law professors and
    participating in interactive simulations and workshops.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-ourprograms/ intensivelaw-and-trial
    Email Trial@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 800-353-0280
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Ste 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 19, 2021
    End Date June 28, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    International Leadership Conference

    The highlight of every year for HOSA members is the HOSA International Leadership Conference. The conference is held in June in different cities across the United States. The HOSA International Leadership Conference includes four exciting general sessions; HOSA University for members, state officers, and advisers; and exhibits and competitive events.

    Web Address http://ilc.hosa.org
    Email hosa@hosa.org
    Phone 972-874-0062
    Address 548 Silicon Drive, #101
    Southlake, TX 76092
    Start Date June 23, 2021
    End Date June 26, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    International Thespian Festival 2021

    The International Thespian Festival is a week-long celebration of high school theatre, which includes eleven main stage productions presented by high schools, plus over 40 one-acts also presented by high schools. The event offers students audition opportunities for over 50 colleges, plus over 200 workshops for students and teachers to fine tune their skills.

    Web Address http://festival@schooltheatre.org
    Email nbrown@schooltheatre.org
    Phone 513-977-5525
    Address 4805 Montgomery Rd., Suite 400
    Cincinnati, OH 45212
    Start Date June 21, 2021
    End Date June 26, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 3, 2021
    Grades 7 - 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention

    This semiannual convention is the largest national gathering of student journalists. The program offers hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts and hands-on workshops for students and their journalism teachers or scholastic media advisers. Other convention activities include an exhibit hall and trade show, on-site contests, awards convocations, publication critiques, and career roundtables.

    Web Address http://journalismconvention.org
    Email director@jea.org
    Phone 785-532-7822
    Address 105 Kedzie Hall, 828 Mid-Campus Dr. S
    Manhattan, KS 66506
    Start Date November 19, 2020
    End Date November 22, 2020
    Registration Deadline September 12, 2020
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    Junior National Young Leaders Conference

    JrNYLC is a program for students who desire the critical leadership skills needed for success and is filled with distinctive site experiences, hands-on exercises and workshops. Students work together to develop action plans that affect change within their homes and communities.

    Web Address http://JrNYLC.com
    Email JrNYLC@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 14, 2021
    End Date August 5, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 5-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior Optimist International

    Junior Optimist International is a service-learning organization that teaches young people leadership skills, teamwork, communication skills, self-esteem and fiscal responsibility through community service.

    Web Address http://www.junioroptimist.org or www.optimist.org
    Email junioroptimist@optimist.org
    Phone 800-500-8130
    Address 4494 Lindell Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63109
    Start Date October 1, 2020
    End Date September 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2020
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Key Leader

    Key Leader is a 2-3 day leadership program organized by volunteers of Kiwanis International. It is rooted in Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership model, and emphasizes 5 key principles – Integrity, Growth, Respect, Community, and Excellence.

    Students can return to serve as student facilitators. Attendees identify their values, set goals, and practice face-to-face communication at camps across the U.S. & Canada.

    Web Address http://key-leader.org
    Email nkoulogeorge@kiwanis.org
    Phone 317-217-6164
    Address 3636 Woodview Trace
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date August 30, 2020
    Registration Deadline September 1, 2020
    Grades 8-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope Regional

    Math Video Challenge

    The Math Video Challenge provides students with a fun, unique way to combine technology, math and creativity. Students work in teams of four, with the guidance of a teacher team advisor, to make a video that explains a problem from the MATHCOUNTS Math Video Challenge Playbook and shows the real-world application of the math concept in the problem.

    Web Address https://www.mathcounts.org/mvc
    Email cara@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Start Date September 2, 2020
    End Date May 10, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 5, 2021
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    MATHCOUNTS Competition Series

    The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series engages students in all U.S. states and territories in fun, challenging, in-person math contests. All competition coaches receive the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, which serves as the primary resource for team training. MATHCOUNTS also provides coaches with a number of free resources, including past competitions, the MATHCOUNTS Interactive Platform, MATHCOUNTS Practice Plans, and Problem of the Week.

    Web Address https://www.mathcounts.org/competition
    Email info@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Start Date September 2, 2020
    End Date May 10, 2021
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2020
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0-4 (typically weekends)
    Scope National

    MathWorks Math Modeling (M3)Challenge

    M3 Challenge is an Internet-based applied math competition for juniors and seniors. Working in teams, participants solve an open-ended problem in 14 hours. Extra credit awards for teams that employ technical computing/code in their solutions. The free contest will award top teams $100,000 in scholarships in 2021. M3 Challenge has given more than $1.5 million in scholarships to date.

    Web Address http://M3Challenge.siam.org
    Email montgomery@siam.org
    Phone 267-350-6368
    Address Society For Industrial And Applied Mathematics - SIAM, 3600 Market St
    Phila, PA 19104
    Start Date November 1, 2020
    End Date April 26, 2021
    Registration Deadline February 26, 2021
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    MathWorks Math Modeling (M3)Challenge

    Internet-based applied math competition inspiring students to pursue STEM majors and careers. Working in teams, solve an open-ended problem in 14 hours. Free and open to U.S. Awards $100,000 in scholarships. Extra credit awards for outstanding (optional) code. More than $1.4 million awarded to date.

    Challenge weekend: February 28 to March 2, 2020.

    Complete details available at: https://m3challenge.siam.org.

    Web Address https://m3challenge.siam.org
    Email montgomery@siam.org
    Phone 267-350-6368
    Address Society For Industrial And Applied Mathematics - SIAM, 3600 Market St
    Phila, PA 19104
    Start Date November 4, 2020
    End Date April 27, 2020
    Registration Deadline February 21, 2020
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Music for All National Festival

    The Music for All National Festival is a non-competitive 3-day event for middle school and high school students. Concert bands, orchestras, chamber ensembles, percussion ensembles, and choirs complete an audition in June in order to be considered one of the few ensembles representing the highest level of music education and the standard of performances in world class venues around Indianapolis.

    Web Address http://www.musicforall.org
    Email cam@musicforall.org
    Phone 800-848-2263
    Address 39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150
    Indianapolis, IN 46225
    Start Date March 24, 2021
    End Date March 27, 2021
    Registration Deadline June 5, 2020
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed up to 3 days
    Scope National

    Nation Latin Vocabulary Exam

    This exam is designed to test a students proficiency in Latin Vocabulary

    Web Address http://www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd, Suite A
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    Start Date November 1, 2020
    End Date March 29, 2021
    Registration Deadline January 31, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed none
    Scope National

    National Art Honor Society (NAHS)

    The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) recognizes high school students who demonstrate an outstanding ability and interest in art and promotes the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service by bringing art education to the attention of the school and community.

    Web Address https://www.arteducators.org/community/national-art-honor-societies
    Email nahs@arteducators.org
    Phone 703-860-8000
    Address 901 Prince Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Start Date July 1, 2020
    End Date June 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline June 30, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Classical Etymology Exam

    National Classical Etymology Exam is a national competition for students of Latin & Greek. The students complete through an academic exam answering questions on Latin & Greek Language.

    Web Address http://www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@njcl.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 Nw Washington Blvd, Suite A
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date December 7, 2020
    Registration Deadline October 27, 2020
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Debate Coaches Association National Championships

    The National Debate Coaches Association’s National Championships is a debate tournament for students wishing to compete at the highest levels of high school debate. The tournament offers cross-­examination, lincoln­ douglas, public forum and worlds debate.

    Web Address http://tabroom.com
    Email jordanshun@gmail.com
    Phone 404-580-3692
    Address 10600 Preston Rd
    Dallas, TX 75230
    Start Date April 4, 2020
    End Date April 6, 2020
    Registration Deadline March 30, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    National Economics Challenge

    The National Economics Challenge is a fun way for students to flex their intellectual muscle and test their economic knowledge. Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels for high school students in the Adam Smith Division, for advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors students; and the David Ricardo Division for semester general economics students.

    Web Address https://www.councilforeconed.org/national-economics-challenge/register/
    Email economicschallenge@councilforeconed.org
    Phone 212-827-3633
    Address 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 1012
    Manhattan, NY 10168
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date June 1, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    National FFA Convention & Expo

    The national FFA convention & expo is an annual event for FFA members, stakeholders and guests. More than 65,000 attendees gather to participate in activities that include: competitions, general sessions, community service, career exploration, leadership development and award recognition.

    Web Address https://convention.ffa.org
    Email mhigdon@ffa.org
    Phone 317-098-3737
    Address 6060 FFA Dr
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    Start Date October 28, 2020
    End Date October 31, 2020
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2020
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 3-5
    Scope National

    National French Contest

    The National French Contest is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students of French in grades 1-12 take a written test and compete against other students for prizes. Prizes are awarded at the chapter and national level. All students are eligible: homeschooled, privately-tutored and students of non-AATF members are all invited to participate.

    Web Address http://www.frenchcontrest.org
    Email director@frenchcontest.org
    Phone 630-677-2594
    Address PO Box 3283
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    Start Date February 17, 2021
    End Date March 31, 2021
    Registration Deadline February 10, 2021
    Grades 1-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Geographic GeoBee

    The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. The GeoBee is open to schools with students in grades four through eight in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. School champions can advance to the state and national levels.

    Web Address http://www.natgeobee.org
    Email ngbee@ngs.org
    Phone 202-828-5455
    Address 1145 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Start Date October 1, 2020
    End Date February 5, 2021
    Registration Deadline January 22, 2021
    Grades 4-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Greek Exam

    The National Greek Exam will be administered between February 22 and March 5, 2021. There are seven levels: Introduction to Greek, Beginning, Intermediate, Homeric Greek Odyssey, Homeric Greek Iliad, Prose and Tragedy.

    Web Address http://aclclassics.org
    Email info@alcclassics.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd Suite A
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    Start Date September 2, 2020
    End Date March 5, 2021
    Registration Deadline January 15, 2021
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National History Day

    National History Day (NHD) holds academic contests in which students from all over the world participate. Students create historical projects related to the annual theme and present their research in the form of a paper, performance, documentary, exhibit, or website.

    Web Address http://www.nhd.org
    Email info@nhd.org
    Phone 301-314-9739
    Address 4511 Knox Road Suite 205
    College Park, MD 20740
    Start Date June 13, 2021
    End Date June 17, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 18, 2021
    Grades 6th-12th
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Honor Society for Dance Arts

    The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers,
    performing arts organizations, and postsecondary education.

    Web Address http://nhsda-ndeo.org
    Email nhsda@ndeo.org
    Phone 301-585-2880
    Address 8609 2nd Avenue, Suite #203B
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date August 31, 2020
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2020
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Individual Tournament of Champions

    The NIETOC brings the nation’s best and brightest students and teachers in Oral Interpretation and Oratory and Extemp together to participate in a Tournament of Champions.

    Web Address http://Http://www.nietoc.com
    Email info@nietoc.com
    Phone 402-310-4153
    Address 7001 S 14th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68512
    Start Date May 7, 2021
    End Date May 9, 2021
    Registration Deadline April 20, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2 to 3
    Scope National

    National Italian Exam

    The National Italian Exam is an official AATI national language contest held among middle and high school students. It is both an assessment tool, and an opportunity to celebrate students of Italian nationwide. The NIE is aligned with the ACTFL Performance Descriptors and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. It offer our students success through an extensive regional and national prize program.

    Web Address http://www.aati-mass.org/national-italian-exam.html
    Email l.maiellaro@northeastern.edu
    Phone 617-642-0419
    Address 400 ME, 360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    Start Date March 1, 2020
    End Date March 31, 2020
    Registration Deadline February 8, 2020
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Junior Classical League Convention

    The National Junior Classical League Convention is a national competition for students of Latin & Greek. The students compete on all aspects of Latin & Greek language, culture & history. Also noted speakers present papers & Workshops.

    Web Address http://www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd, Suite A
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    Start Date July 24, 2020
    End Date July 29, 2020
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2020
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Mythology Exam

    A national competition on Mythology and classical literature. Students compete on their knowledge of Classics and Greek and Roman Mythology. The classical literature includes the Aeneid, the Odyssey and Metamorphoses.

    Web Address http://etclassics.org
    Email carlind@aclclassics.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd Suite A
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    Start Date February 22, 2021
    End Date March 6, 2021
    Registration Deadline January 20, 2021
    Grades 3-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Personal Finance Challenge

    The National Personal Finance Challenge (NFPC) is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance content by competing with their peers at the state and national levels. Research has shown that student competitions promote attendance and help students achieve higher grades and test scores. For teachers, the NFPC helps generate excitement for this subject in their classrooms.

    Web Address https://financechallenge.unl.edu/
    Email PersonalFinanceChallenge@councilforeconed.org
    Phone 212-827-3633
    Address 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 1012
    Manhattan, NY 10168
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date June 1, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    National Roman Civilization Exam

    This is a test on the history and culture of the ancient Romans from 753 BC to the end of the reign of Constantine the Great. There are three levels and two divisions.

    Web Address http://www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Blvd, Suite A
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    Start Date November 1, 2020
    End Date March 29, 2021
    Registration Deadline January 31, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed none
    Scope National

    National Spanish Examinations

    The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools given voluntarily by over 4,000 teachers to approximately 165,000 students throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.

    Web Address http://www.nationalspanishexam.org
    Email kara@nationalspanishexam.org
    Phone 219-465-2100
    Address 160 Rail Road, Suite 3
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Start Date March 1, 2021
    End Date April 10, 2021
    Registration Deadline January 31, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 2 class periods
    Scope National

    National Speech and Debate Tournament

    The purpose of the National Speech and Debate Tournament is to provide student members with the opportunity to strive for excellence as speakers and debaters while utilizing and enhancing essential critical thinking, research, interpretation, and rhetorical skills. The contest strives to promote the five core tenets of the Honor Code: Leadership, Humility, Service, Integrity, and Respect.

    Web Address http://www.speechanddebate.org
    Email director@speechanddebate.org
    Phone 920-748-6206
    Address 401 Railroad Place
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    Start Date June 14, 2021
    End Date June 18, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference Acting Intensive

    Become immersed in an accelerated acting training environment at the National Student Leadership Conference Acting Intensive, where you will hone the skills necessary to succeed on stage and screen. This 18-day program is comprised of classes on a variety of acting techniques, and focuses on the personal and professional growth of each young actor.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference Business Intensive

    Do you have the next great business idea? Are you interested in taking on the challenges of running a multinational corporation? At the NSLC Business Intensive, you will spend 18 days exploring business in our nation’s capital as you learn the skills needed to succeed in business, from the startup to the Board room.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference Engineering Intensive

    Do you have the desire to tackle problems through design? Do you enjoy learning how and why things work? At the NSLC Engineering Intensive, you’ll spend 18 days exploring various fields in engineering as you decide if engineering is the career for you!

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference Film Intensive

    This 18-day program is designed to take students from script to screen and everything in-between. At the National Student Leadership Conference Film Intensive, you will use the standard three-act Hollywood movie structure, learning how to transform
    your ideas and stories into short-form fiction screenplays and then professionally produce, shoot and edit your films with state-of-the-art film and digital production equipment.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference Law Intensive

    At the National Student Leadership Conference Law Intensive spend 18 days exploring the American legal system. Master courtroom techniques during a challenging mock criminal trial. Then, explore the constitutional issues facing attorneys and judges at the appellate level during an exciting moot court competition. Throughout this program you’ll discover the variety of careers available in the legal field.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Aerospace

    Are you fascinated by air and space? Do you enjoy complex engineering problems? At the NSLC on Aerospace, you will learn about the many careers in Aeronautics and Astronautics while getting hands-on experience with challenging engineering problems.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Architecture

    Do you dream of designing skyscrapers, homes, or bridges? At the NSLC on Architecture, live the life of an architect as you take a building project from idea to reality. From hand-drawing, CAD, and model-making, to structural analysis, selecting building materials, and employing cutting-edge technology, you and your peers will make the big decisions that go into designing buildings.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Biotechnology

    At the National Student Leadership Conference on Biotechnology, explore cutting-edge research in biotechnology that is creating new opportunities in the fields of medicine, energy, and agriculture. Meet with professionals in the field and learn techniques of successful biotechnologists during hands-on lab experiences.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Business & Emerging Technologies

    Explore how new technologies, including augmented and virtual reality, cloud computing, and cryptocurrencies are being used by businesses to drive growth and improve customer experiences. At the National Student Leadership Conference on Business & Emerging Technologies, you will work with a team to help transform a traditional business into a digital business taking advantage of existing and emerging technologies.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Business & Entrepreneurship

    Do you have an idea for a great product or service? Do you dream of starting your own business and developing it from a new venture to a Fortune 500 company? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Business & Entrepreneurship, experience realistic simulations that let you see and feel what it’s like to start, manage, and build a company.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Cyber Security

    Do you want to develop technologies and programs to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and stop ever-more dangerous cyberattacks? At the NSLC on Cybersecurity learn more about the world of cybersecurity from the perspectives of government, business, and individual consumers. You will meet with leading experts in cybersecurity and learn how to harness new technologies to confront tomorrow’s security challenges.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Data Science

    Governments, businesses and sports teams are looking to understand how to analyze and interpret the overwhelming amount of data points available in today’s complex world. At the National Student Leadership Conference on Data Science, you will gain a foundational knowledge of data science and learn new skills like Python and Tableau to gather, analyze, and visualize data.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Engineering

    Are you thinking about a career in engineering? Are you intrigued by complex math and science problems? At the NSLC on Engineering, explore the various disciplines of engineering as you live and work on a college campus.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Engineering (Middle School)

    With a focus on aerospace, biotechnology and robotics, students will spend time building, experimenting, and learning the impact science has on society. Hands-on activities and relevant field trips are designed to help future engineers explore the educational paths open to them in high school, college, and beyond.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Entertainment Management

    Experience the entertainment business. At the National Student Leadership Conference on Entertainment Management, you’ll meet with Hollywood agents, film studio executives, publicists, and more. You will learn how top agents negotiate contracts for their celebrity clients and manage their sponsorship opportunities. You will also learn the skills needed to run a major event like an awards show or film festival.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Environmental Science & Sustainability

    Are you interested in the issues facing the environment? Do you aspire to create positive change? At the NSLC on Environmental Science & Sustainability, take a hands-on approach as you delve into today’s most pressing environmental challenges and explore the variety of careers that intersect with our natural resources.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Film & Animation

    At the National Student Leadership Conference on Film & Animation, students will explore film making, animation and storytelling by creating their own short film or commercial. Hands on activities are designed to help students explore ways in which artists are using technology to create immersive and interactive experiences.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Film, Journalism & Media Arts

    Step into the fast-paced world of communications and 24/7 news at the NSLC on Film, Journalism & Media Arts. In the field, classrooms, studios and labs, try your hand at news writing, broadcasting, film-making, animation, photography or sports broadcasting. You’ll develop stories that challenge your viewers and expand the imagination.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Forensic Science

    Are you fascinated by crime scene investigation? Do you want to learn the cutting-edge techniques used by forensic scientists around the globe? At the NSLC on Forensic Science, unravel a mystery as you conduct an investigation and build a body of evidence.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Game Design

    At the NSLC on Game Design learn how to turn your love for gaming into a career as you immerse yourself in a world of 3D characters, animation, sound effects, programming and game design. Together with your development team, you will design and create a new video or mobile game and then pitch your idea to a team of investors.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Intelligence & National Security

    Do you have what it takes to tackle a national crisis? Are you capable of making quick decisions in a fast-paced, high-stress environment? At the NSLC on Intelligence & National Security, experience what it’s like to sit on the National Security Council and face the tough decisions that protect our country.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on International Business

    At the National Student Leadership Conference on International Business, you will make decisions with a global impact as you travel to Singapore and work with students from across the world to tackle the major challenges facing business leaders today. This cross-cultural program allows you to explore the global economy, wrestle with issues confronting multinational businesses, and visit leading international businesses.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on International Diplomacy

    At the NSLC on International Diplomacy, discover the complexities of the international system as you live the life of a diplomat. During this exciting program, you’ll tackle the challenges that face our world, while visiting important diplomatic institutions around Washington, D.C. and New York City.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Law & Advocacy

    Do you have the power to persuade? Do you want to put the guilty behind bars or save the innocent from injustice? At the NSLC on Law & Advocacy, the courtroom becomes your classroom as you assume the role of trial attorney and battle for justice.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Marine Biology

    Are you fascinated by marine ecosystems? Do you want to work with marine life? At the NSLC on Marine Biology, you will learn about the relations between humans and our marine ecosystems and take an active role in developing solutions to the issues facing marine biologists today.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Mastering Leadership

    What matters most to you in life? Do you want to have a real impact on the world in which you live? During this powerful six-day program, explore your strengths and talents as you develop leadership skills that will allow you to pursue your passions.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Health Care

    Do you see medical school in your future? Are you interested in influencing the state of health care? Serving as a health care professional becomes a reality at the NSLC on Medicine & Health Care. Join doctors, medical researchers, med students and other health care professionals as you prepare for the rigors of a career in medicine.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Health Care (middle school)

    At the NSLC on Medicine & Health Care, middle school students will assume the role of a doctor and learn to take vital signs and a patient’s history during a patient care simulation. Hands-on workshops allow students to try their hand at suturing, emergency first aid and intubation.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing

    Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Do you want to focus on providing patient care? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing, work with the faculty, staff and students at top nursing schools as you develop the skills necessary to provide high-quality patient-centered health care and gain insight into the careers available within nursing.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Political Action & Public Policy

    Are you fascinated by politics? Would you like to change the course of American government? Do you want to work on a political campaign? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Political Action & Public Policy, immerse yourself in the inner workings of the U.S. Congress and the American political system.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Psychology & Neuroscience

    At the NSLC on Psychology & Neuroscience you will delve into the science of the mind as you explore child development and personality types and learn to motivate others. Through clinical psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Social Impact and Innovation

    Do you aspire to be an agent for change in your community? Are you passionate about social issues? At the NSLC on Social Impact & Innovation, you will be introduced to different organizations that make a social impact and create your own socially-minded organization.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Sports Management

    Join fellow athletes, sports fans, and promoters as you explore how to turn your passion for sports into a viable career off the field. At the National Student Leadership Conference on Sports Management, experience what it’s like to guide the career of a star athlete as you get an insider’s view of the twists and turns of the sports world.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Theater

    Do you dream of a career on Broadway? Is acting your passion? Do you want to work behind the scenes as a director, stage manager, or set designer? At the National Student Leadership Conference on Theater, work with Broadway professionals as you develop and showcase your talent on the New York stage.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on U.S. History & Government

    At the National Student Leadership Conference on U.S. History and Government, students will explore the path to American democracy and the legislative process. With a focus on the monumental events of American History, students will engage in interactive simulations to better understand the role of the branches of government.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Veterinary Medicine

    Explore a career in veterinary medicine. Students will learn a variety of clinical skills and gain animal handling experience during exciting workshops and hands-on labs and visits to veterinary hospitals and training centers.

    Web Address http://www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W Ohio Street, Suite 4 W
    CHICAGO, IL 60654-6566
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National TSA Conference

    TSA is providing valuable opportunities for its members to excel in
    problem-solving skills, while advancing personal growth. Members
    apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, and
    mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive
    events, and related programs.

    Web Address http://www.tsaweb.org
    Email mraza@tsaweb.org
    Phone 703-860-9000
    Address 1904 ASSOCIATION DR
    RESTON, VA 20191-1502
    Start Date June 23, 2021
    End Date June 27, 2021
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation – 7 Days to Startup

    The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) Business Innovation: 7 Days to Startup conducts a career-oriented, experiential program designed for high school students with a foundation in business while developing the skills to lead the next innovative revolution.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-business-innovation
    Email Innovate@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Ste 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 26, 2021
    End Date July 2, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Law & CSI

    NYLF Law & CSI is a career-oriented, experiential program for high school students who have expressed serious interest in the fields of law or crime scene investigation (CSI). Students will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with subject matter experts, gain invaluable hands-on experience, and be empowered to realize the power of their potential.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-law-and-csi
    Email Law@envisionexperience.com
    Phone (866) 858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Ste 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date July 11, 2021
    End Date July 16, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care

    NFLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care is an experiential career exploration program for high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore the various career in medicine by visiting medical institutions, interaction with professionals from the field, and participating in advanced simulations and workshops such as the patient encounter simulation, a training technique used at leading medical schools.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-advanced-medicine-and-health-care
    Email advmed@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 13, 2021
    End Date June 22, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9 - 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering

    At this eight-day program, students learn why the core principles of engineering and problem solving are critical to innovation and success in the 21st century. Students gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology and apply their engineering skills to construct sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, all while staying on the campus of a top-ranked engineering school.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-engineering-and-technology
    Email tech@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Rd
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date July 1, 2021
    End Date August 31, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM

    The National Youth Leadership Forum(NYLF): Explore STEM is an Envision program that introduces high aspiring middle school students to careers in science, technology, engineering and medicine through hands-on simulations and inspiring speakers.

    Web Address http://nylfstem.com
    Email STEM@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 15, 2021
    End Date August 2, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

    The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine is your chance to gain transformational medical school and career knowledge. Discover the right path for your future through a fun and interactive curriculum that will allow you to test your personal and academic strengths in true-to-life simulations and hands-on clinical training.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-medicine
    Email medicine@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 13, 2021
    End Date June 21, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9 - 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security

    The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): National Security-
    Diplomacy, Intelligence & Defense is a six day Envision program that
    prepares high school students for careers in the defense, intelligence and the diplomatic corps. Students have the opportunity to learn how America monitors potential threats, prepares for crisis and plans for peace.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-ourprograms/ national-youth-leadership-forum-national-securitydiplomacy- intelligence-and-defense
    Email NS@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 1, 2021
    End Date August 31, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

    The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM is an Envision program that introduces aspirational elementary school students to the STEM fields. Students participate in six days of hands-on workshops and simulations in medicine, engineering and CSI where they learn to program robots, role-play as medical interns and unlock clues in an investigation.

    Web Address http://nylfpathways.com
    Email Pathways@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Suite 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date June 20, 2021
    End Date July 31, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 3-5
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    NCFL Grand National Speech & Debate Tournament 2021

    The NCFL offers national contests in Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum Debate, rhetorical and interpretative speech events, and Student Congress.

    Web Address http://Www.NCFL.org
    Email rburdett@NCFL.org
    Phone 703-383-1633
    Address C/o Roland E Burdett, III; 6927 Stoneybrooke Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22306
    Start Date May 29, 2021
    End Date May 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed Usually only 1 day.
    Scope National

    NextGen Social Impact & Innovation Academy

    Designed to increase women in the C-suite, Girls With Impact is the nation’s only live, online social impact and innovation academy of its kind.

    Over 8 weeks from the comfort of home, our live, coach-led classes guide girls from ideation to business plan, venture pitch and certificate. Outcomes include improvements in: confidence, leadership, college differentiation, and financial and tech skills.

    Web Address http://www.girlswithimpact.com
    Email ops@girlswithimpact.com
    Phone 203-493-1305
    Address 15 E. Putnam Ave, #276
    Greenwich, CT 06830
    Start Date October 5, 2020
    End Date December 10, 2020
    Registration Deadline September 15, 2020
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Northeast Jazz Festival

    This is a competition music festival for school jazz bands, show choirs, and jazz choirs. There are four levels of competition in each category based on school sizes (official enrollment). The festival runs for two days to accommodate the large number of festival entries. Superior performance group and soloist certificates plus 48 trophies are awarded.

    Web Address http://www.northeast.edu
    Email margaret@northeast.edu
    Phone 402-844-7765
    Address 801 E Benjamin Ave P O Box 469
    Norfolk, NE 68702
    Start Date March 29, 2021
    End Date March 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline February 25, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed hours only
    Scope Regional

    Optimist International Oratorical World Championships

    Since its start in 1928, the Oratorical Contest is the longest running program sponsored by Optimist International. The contest is designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with the opportunity to compete for college scholarships up to $22,500.

    Web Address https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships5.cfm
    Email programs@optimist.org
    Phone 800-500-8130
    Address 4494 Lindell Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63109
    Start Date October 1, 2020
    End Date July 17, 2020
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2021
    Grades Under 19 as of October 1, 2020
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Patriot’s Pen

    The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

    Web Address https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
    Email youthscholarships@vfw.org
    Phone 816-968-1155
    Address 406 West 34th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date October 31, 2020
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2020
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

    Every year, tens of millions of students participate in science fairs around the globe but only about 1,800 earn the right to compete for nearly $5 million awards bestowed each May at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

    Web Address http://www.societyforscience.org/isef
    Email sciedu@societyforscience.org
    Phone 202-785-2255
    Address 1719 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Start Date May 9, 2021
    End Date May 14, 2021
    Registration Deadline April 12, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The Regeneron STS identifies, inspires and engages the nation’s most promising young scientists and awards $3.1 Million annually.

    Web Address https://www.societyforscience.org/sts
    Email sts@societyforscience.org
    Phone 202-785-2255
    Address 1719 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Start Date March 11, 2021
    End Date March 17, 2021
    Registration Deadline November 12, 2020
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The Regeneron STS identifies, inspires and engages the nation’s most promising young scientists and awards 3.1 million annually.

    Web Address https://www.societyforscience.org/sts
    Email sciedu@societyforscience.org
    Phone 202-785-2255
    Address https://www.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters
    Washington, DC 20036
    Start Date March 5, 2020
    End Date March 11, 2020
    Registration Deadline November 13, 2019
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy, Fueled by Envision

    The Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy is an incredible opportunity to spend 12 days in one of the epicenters of aerospace and aviation. During the program, you will gain invaluable hands-on career experience, exposure while learning from and engaging with leading minds in the space industry, gaining unique access to the industry facilities, and hearing directly from NASA representatives.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/aerospace-and-aviation-academy
    Email RiceAerospace@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Rd
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date July 1, 2021
    End Date August 31, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 10-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Salute to Excellence and International Achievement Summit

    For six decades, the American Academy of Achievement’s, nonprofit foundation has sparked the imaginations and raised the aspirations of extraordinary young people across the United States and around the globe by bringing them into direct personal contact with the preeminent leaders and innovators of our times.

    Web Address https://achievement.org/
    Email lauren@achievement.org
    Phone 202-887-0000
    Address 1222 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036-3202
    Start Date July 11, 2021
    End Date July 14, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 1, 2021
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Science Olympiad

    Science Olympiad is the largest multi-discipline team science, technology, engineering and math competition in the US, serving nearly 7,000 teams in grades 6-12. Since 1984, Science Olympiad has been committed to providing challenging tournaments for students (350+ annually), innovative professional development for teachers and hands on science activities for PreK-6th grade students and families.

    Web Address http://soinc.org
    Email dmendenhall@soinc.org
    Phone 630-792-1251
    Address Two Trans Am Plaza Drive, Suite 310
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date June 1, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 1, 2021
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    State Leadership Seminar

    At HOBY, high school sophomores build their leadership potential through an inspiring three- or four-day Leadership Seminar based on three leadership perspectives: Personal, Group, and Societal. As many as 300 “ambassadors” from high schools across the state or country gather at their local HOBY State Leadership Seminar between April and June.

    Web Address https://www.hoby.org/programs/state-leadership-seminars/
    Email registration@hoby.org
    Phone 818-851-3980
    Address 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 327
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
    Start Date April 30, 2020
    End Date June 28, 2020
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2020
    Grades 10th
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science

    TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) is an
    annual competition for middle and high school students designed to
    help them discover their potential for engineering.

    Web Address http://teams.tsaweb.org
    Email mraza@tsaweb.org
    Phone 703-860-9000
    Address 1904 ASSOCIATION DR
    RESTON, VA 20191-1502
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date March 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 1, 2021
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    The Culinary Institute of America Culinary Academy, Powered by Envision

    The CIA Culinary Academy provides high school students a unique opportunity to gain important skills that will prepare them for a career in the culinary field. Over the course of 6 days, students will learn from the CIA’s expert faculty, hone their skills in cooking, baking, and pastry arts and work in the CIA’s state-of-the-art kitchens.

    Web Address https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/culinary-academy
    Email culinary@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road Ste 700
    Vienna, VA 22182
    Start Date July 11, 2021
    End Date July 16, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    The National Math Club

    The National Math Club was created as a way to provide students a non-competitive, extracurricular math activity to build confidence and problem-solving skills in an inclusive atmosphere. Teachers meet regularly with the students in their math club throughout the school year and engage them in fun, hands-on and interactive activities.

    Web Address https://www.mathcounts.org/club
    Email info@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Start Date September 2, 2020
    End Date June 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline June 30, 2021
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Tournament of Champions

    The University of Kentucky hosts the Tournament of Champions which is national high school speech and debate championship.

    Web Address http://ci.uky.edu/UKDebate/
    Email lincoln.garrett@uky.edu
    Phone 719-565-9528
    Address 160 Funkhouser Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40506
    Start Date April 18, 2020
    End Date April 20, 2020
    Registration Deadline April 1, 2020
    Grades 9th-12th
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    Town Meeting on Tomorrow

    Town Meeting on Tomorrow brings outstanding young leaders from across the country to learn, share and grow. Activities include group discussions, tours, team “Olympics” and “Challenge Course” culminating with the National Leadership Awards Banquet.

    Web Address http://www.ncyl.org
    Email ncyl.info@gmail.com
    Phone 515-779-9700
    Address 171 Moore Drive
    Lexington, KY 40503
    Start Date October 17, 2020
    End Date October 20, 2020
    Registration Deadline September 15, 2020
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Tri-M® Music Honor Society

    The Tri-M® Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.

    Web Address http://www.MusicHonors.com
    Email Tri-M@nafme.org
    Phone 703-860-4000
    Address 1806 Robert Fulton Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date June 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline June 30, 2021
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    United States Academic Decathlon

    Students from all academic levels compete in Literature, Mathematics, Fine Art, Social Studies, and
    Science.

    Web Address http://www.usad.org
    Email tara@usad.org
    Phone 712-326-9589
    Address PO BOX 4351
    Mankato, MN 56002
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date May 18, 2021
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2019
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    United States Academic Pentathlon

    The curricular theme for the Pentathlon runs in parallel to the high school Academic Decathlon® curriculum. The
    Pentathlon competition is comprised of five academic events: Literature, Mathematics, Fine Art, Social Studies
    and Science.

    Web Address http://usad.org/Pentathlon.aspx
    Email tara@usad.org
    Phone 712-326-9589
    Address PO BOX 4351
    Mankato, MN 56002
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date May 18, 2021
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2020
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

    USSYP is a merit based program open to juniors and seniors in high school who
    are interested in government and demonstrate leadership qualities. The 104
    delegates will hear policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, and an U.S.
    supreme court justice. Session will include in-depth question and answer period.
    Each student will be awarded a one -time $10,000 undergraduate college
    scholarship.

    Web Address http://ussenateyouth.org
    Email USSYP@hearstfdn.org
    Phone 415-908-4540
    Address 90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1212
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date December 1, 2020
    Registration Deadline September 1, 2020
    Grades 11 & 12
    Days Missed 7-8
    Scope National

    Urban Debate National Championship

    The Urban Debate National Championship brings together eighty-four high school students and their coaches from member leagues to determine the top urban debaters in the country.

    Web Address http://www.urbandebate.org
    Email sarasanchez@urbandebate.org
    Phone 312-427-0388
    Address 200 S. Michigan Ave Suite 1040
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Start Date April 16, 2021
    End Date April 18, 2021
    Registration Deadline March 16, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    Voice of Democracy

    Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

    Web Address https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
    Email youthscholarships@vfw.org
    Phone 816-968-1155
    Address 406 West 34th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date October 31, 2020
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2020
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Washington Leadership Academy

    HOSA invites all state officers and local chapter leaders to join us in Washington, D.C., for the 12th Annual Washington Leadership Academy (WLA). WLA features dynamic workshops and interactive activities to teach HOSA leaders to be better advocates of HOSA’s mission and vision. This action-packed experience is the highest level of leadership development for HOSA—Future Health Professionals.

    Web Address http://www.hosa.org/wla
    Email hosa@hosa.org
    Phone 972-874-0062
    Address 548 Silicon Drive, #101
    Southlake, TX 76092
    Start Date September 19, 2020
    End Date September 22, 2020
    Registration Deadline August 20, 2020
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    Washington Leadership Training Institute

    SkillsUSA offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on professionalism, communication and leadership skills. This training is held in Washington, D.C., and allows members the opportunity to share their SkillsUSA and career and technical experiences with elected officials.

    Web Address http://www.skillsusa.org
    Email Cferrell@skillsusa.org
    Phone 703-334-1668
    Address 14001 SKILLSUSA WAY
    LEESBURG, VA 20176
    Start Date September 19, 2020
    End Date September 27, 2020
    Registration Deadline August 27, 2020
    Grades 9-12 and college/post secondary
    Days Missed 3 days
    Scope National

    WGI Regionals and World Championships

    Over 1,400 groups participating in WGI events in Color Guard, Percussion ensembles, and Winds groups regional competitions February and March culminating in the World Championships to be held each April. Color Guard is April 7-10, Percussion April 14-17, and Winds April 17-18. More than 600 groups will compete over 10 days of competition

    Web Address http://www.wgi.org
    Email office@wgi.org
    Phone 937-247-5919
    Address 2405 Cross Pointe Drive
    Dayton, OH 45342
    Start Date February 6, 2021
    End Date April 18, 2021
    Registration Deadline February 1, 2021
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2-4
    Scope National

    World Leadership Congress

    Each year, more than 450 high school students from nearly every state and up to 20 countries expand their leadership skills and global perspectives at the World Leadership Congress. The majority of participants have completed a HOBY State Leadership Seminar; however students who have participated in other leadership or service organizations are also eligible to attend the WLC.

    Web Address https://www.hoby.org/programs/world-leadership-congress/
    Email wlc@hoby.org
    Phone 818-851-3980
    Address 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 327
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
    Start Date July 26, 2020
    End Date August 1, 2020
    Registration Deadline June 30, 2020
    Grades 10-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Young Achievers

    Encourage student leaders to greater achievement and serving as positive role models.

    Web Address http://www.ilnleadnet.com
    Email ilnleadneet@aol.com
    Phone 314-494-2529
    Address 5228 Creighton Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63123-1706
    Start Date September 1, 2020
    End Date May 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2021
    Grades 5-10
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Youth Leadership Conferences (YLC) and Youth Leadership Seminars (YLS)

    MOWW YLC focuses on leadership, American heritage, the US government, the US Constitution, Free Enterprise System and the US economy and often with hands-on exercises. The outstanding student for each multi-day YLC can compete in an essay competition for cash prizes. MOWW YLC Resolution of Cooperation partners (e.g., the National Sojourners and the Joe Foss Institute) often assist.

    Web Address http://www.moww.org
    Email chiefofstaff@moww.org
    Phone 703-683-4911
    Address 435 North Lee
    Alexandria, VA 22314-2301
    Start Date September 2, 2020
    End Date July 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2020
    Grades 9-11
    Days Missed 5 of 20 YLCs and none of the 10 YLS events do not require missing school. GPYLC requires missing 1 day, 5 (HSVYLC, NEYLC1 & 2, FFYLC, AIYLC) require missing 2-3 days depending on travel.
    Scope National