1). Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award
or your information in case you are interested in applying for this award. Only availalbe for Juniors that are Iowans. This Herbert Hoover Award has been around for many years, and I have had students in past years receive it. It does take a lot of work as you would need to make a proposal for your project that if you were chosen as one of the 15 Finalists in Iowa (these 15 receive $1500) you would need to complete this project and present your completed project in October at the Herbert Hoover Library in West Branch, Iowa. In October, four students are chosen for the $10,000 Award.
Some examples of projects that past winners have done are: 1) Art Book for Children; 2) Made packages for Human Traffic Victims; 3) Cookbook of Health foods; 4) Created Murals in their community; 5) Created a Middle School Speech and Debate Program 6) Created Children's Book on dealing with disaster; 7) Harness the Wind; 8) A Musical Instrument in every hand.