Kids spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media–and this doesn’t include computer use for schoolwork–according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship to help students understand the negative effects of too much screen time. The winning essay will receive $1,000.
To enter, students must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
To apply, complete the application including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction and one winner will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline: January 30, 2016