Organizations, many of them local, offer our students outstanding opportunities to learn, travel, and earn scholarships through a variety of programs. Listed below are some of these programs. These opportunities are not handled within the Social Studies department or Collier County Public Schools. Please contact the sponsoring organization for more information.Naples Council on World Affairs School Outreach Programs:Georgetown University Summer ProgramThe Naples Council on World Affairs offers full scholarships to Collier County high school juniors for a one week program on International Relations or National Security at the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.Governor's Institute Summer ScholarshipsThis inspiring two-week program – held on the School for International Training’s (SIT) Graduate Institute campus in southeastern Vermont – brings together 80 to 90 diverse young global citizens from around the US and abroad. It is designed to cultivate in its participants critical leadership and activism skills necessary to get involved and make a difference in the participants’ home communities.Summer Cultural AmbassadorFor summer study overseas, the Council cooperates with The Experiment in International Living program and with the Student Diplomacy Corps program. Both offer unique, and possibly life-changing 3 to 5 week summer study/service programs in countries all over the world.Naples Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution:Americanism Elementary School Poster ContestThe aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum. It is open to all fifth-grade students.The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contesthttps://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/sgt-moses-adams-memorial-middle-school-brochure-contestThe aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum at eighth grade. This competition was begun to aid studies at the school grades following elementary school and before the sophomore grade in high school.The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration ContestThe purpose of The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is to support historical research in our high schools by promoting oratorical presentations related to our Revolutionary War period 1750-1800; to emphasize American History to the high school student and focus on and intelligent relationship between the past and the present; and, to place a positive emphasis on the plans of our founding fathers. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (grades 9 through 12) year of study.The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay ContestThe program is designed to give freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history. Conducted at the Chapter, State Society and National Society levels, the students must submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.Florida Law Related Education Association:
United States Senate Youth ProgramThe United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by US Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in public service.