2021 ECOC Annual Theme: "Infinite Hope with Deliberate Effort" Scholarship Submission
All applicants must be high school students grades 11th – 12th; any high school student dually enrolled in College; and College students who are 21 years old and younger. Students must register for AND participate in the 2021 ECOC Summit (January 16th, 2021) to receive scholarship award. All applications are due online by December 11, 2020 at 11:59pm (MST). All submissions should directly address the annual Summit theme, "Infinite hope with deliberate Effort," and must be submitted in an acceptable format. Any essays must be double-spaced, use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman) and the font size is 12 pt.ECOC will award (5) "theme" scholarships to include a grand prize of $3,000 and four $2,000 winners. If you are applying for multiple scholarships, each submission MUST be tailored to each scholarship (i.e. submission should NOT be the same exact submission for different scholarships, since they prompts are different for each scholarship).
Street Address Line 2
State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Applicant's Phone Number
If you are a minor (under 18 years old), please list the name of your parent/guardian and their relationship to you.
Parent/guardian Name and Relationship
If you are a minor, please list a phone number of your parent/guardian.
Parent/guardian phone number
Which eligibility category(s) applies to you? (check all that apply)
Any high school student (regardless of grade) dually enrolled in college
Any college students who is 21 years old and younger
Junior (11th grade) in High School
Senior (12th grade) in High School
What school(s) do you attend?
Name of High School and College (if applicable)
What grade will you be in during the 2020/2021 school year?
What is your gender?
Prefer not to say
What is your race? (you can check multiple)
American Indian or Native American
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Hispanic or LatinX
Prefer not to say
Which format have you chosen for your submission?
Written Submissions (Essay, Short Story, Script for play, Poem, Research Paper, etc.)- All written submissions should directly address the theme. Submissions must be double spaced and have between 750-1,500 words (3-6 pages double spaced)- Exception: no word count requirement for poem. Total # of attachments required for this type of submission: 1) Written Submission.
Visual Arts (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, etc.)- You will need to take photo of visual art piece and upload your photo. You will also submit a 250- 500-word (1-2 pages double spaced) essay describing how your item addresses the theme. Total # of attachments required for this type of submission: 1) Photo of visual art piece; and 2) Essay submission.
Performance Arts (Song, Skit, Speech, Rap/Spoken Word, Dance, Creative movement)- Please include the original lyrics or scripts for material being presented. You will also submit a 250- 500-word (1-2 pages double spaced) essay describing how your piece addresses the theme – Performance time limit: 2-5 min. You will need to submit your actual performance in video format, as part of this type of submission. Total # of attachments required for this type of submission: 1) Essay Submission; 2) A video of your actual performance; and 3) Actual performance text- only applicable if the performance arts includes language (i.e. song, rap/spoken word), speech & skit)
Presentation (Power Point, Prezi)- For any Power Point or Prezi presentation, you will need to submit your actual presentation and upload a 250- 500 word (1- 2 pages double spaced) essay describing how your item addresses the theme – Presentation time limit: 2-5 minutes. You will need to upload your actual presentation, as part of this submission. Total # of attachments required for this type of submission: 1) Essay submission; 2) Actual PPT or Prezi slide presentation; and 3) A video recording of you presenting your PPT or Prezi, OR include voice feature as part of the actual PPT or Prezi slide show where you verbally present your presentation. If you use the voice feature, you will ONLY have two attachments.
Film Arts (Video, Animation)- For film art submissions, you will upload your actual video or animation. You will also upload a 250-500-word (1-2 pages double spaced) essay describing how your submission addresses the theme. Total # of attachments required for this type of submission: 1) Essay submission; and 2) Video upload or animation upload.
Does your submission specifically address the 2021 ECOC Summit Theme, "Infinite hope with deliberate effort?"
Yes, my submission specifcially addresses the 2021 ECOC Summit Theme, "Infinite hope with deliberate effort"
No, my submission DOES NOT address the 2021 ECOC Summit Theme, "Infinite hope with deliberate effort"
Do you agree to register for and participate in the 2021 ECOC Summit, on January 16, 2021? Note: The Summit will be virtual and/or in-person depending on health precautions in place at that time.
Yes, I agree to register for and participate in the 2021 ECOC Summit
No, I do not agree to register for and participate in the 2021 ECOC Summit
Do you consent to the sharing of your name and likeness?
Yes, I consent to the sharing of my name and likeness.
Please use this section to upload your scholarship application submissions. You may upload up to three (3) file attachments. Please review the "type of submission" that you selected above for the number and type of attachments you MUST include/upload before submitting this form.
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