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Books About Contests and Competitions

  1. Alan Deutschman, Winning Money for College: The High School Student's Guide to Scholarship Contests, 3rd edition, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1992. ISBN 1-56079-059-8 ($10.95). 362 pages. This book provides information about scholarship contests, organized alphabetically, with a subject index. To order a copy, call 1-800-EDU-DATA (1-800-338-3282) x660 or 1-609-243-9111 x660 (x462 for Spanish), fax 1-609-243-9150, write to Peterson's Guides, PO Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123, or send email to

  2. Alan Gadney, Carolyn L. Porter and Mary M. Gadney, Gadney's Guide to 1800 international contests, festivals and grants, Festival Publications, Glendale, California, 1980. Covers film and video, photography, TV-radio broadcasting, writing, poetry, playwriting, and journalism.

  3. Alan Gadney, How to enter and win jewelry and metal crafts contests, Facts on File Publications, 1983. To order a copy, call 1-800-322-8755 or 1-212-683-2244, or write to Facts on File, 460 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016.

  4. Mark Kantrowitz and Joann P. DiGennaro, Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1993. ISBN 0-13045-345-5 paper ($19.95). ISBN 0-13045-337-4 hardcover ($29.95). 325 pages. Focuses on resources for math, science, and engineering students, but also includes programs that do not restrict the student's field of study. Covers scholarships, fellowships, contests, competitions, internships, summer employment, study abroad. Includes many programs for female and minority students. Provides excellent advice on finding sources of financial aid, applying to undergraduate and graduate school, and surviving and thriving in graduate school.

  5. NASSP, Advisory List of National Contests and Activities, 53rd edition, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, Virginia, 1993. $3.00. 30 pages. List of contests and competitions meeting NASSP criteria. To order a copy, write to NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.

  6. Marianne Ragins, Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide, Henry Holt and Co., New York, 1994. ISBN 0-80503-072-7 ($10.95). 158 pages. To order a copy, write to Henry Holt and Company, 115 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011.

  7. Rae Anna Victor, How to play and win at the contest/scholarship game, Figure Three Pub., Sprague, Washington, 1992. $14.95. 186 pages. Over 100 listings.

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