Important Dates

  • January 29, 2018  Complete applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE)
  • February 5, 2018  Finalist Confirmation Notification
  • February 10, 2018  Orientation (optional to attend)
  • February 17, 2018  Oral Presentation
  • March 23, 2018  Award Ceremony
  • Please note:

Scholarship Awards

We will award up to $7,000 in scholarships to 5 high school or college students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and an excellence in essay writing and oral presentation.
All students attending high schools or colleges/universities in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. are eligible to apply for YouthCon Scholarships. Click HERE for detailed qualifications.
  • 1st Place Award — $2,500
  • 2nd Place Award — $1,500
  • 3rd Place Award — $1,000
  • 4th Place Award — $500
  • Income-Based Award — $1,500

How to Apply

  • Write a 500-1000 words essay in response to the prompt below:
    • “If you could leverage $1,000, what project(s) could or would you undertake to make improvements in your local neighborhood or community?”
  • Prepare a one-page CV highlighting achievements and extracurricular activities
  • Prepare a copy of an unofficial transcript with the current GPA
  • Submit all three documents above via our online application form below by January 29, 2018
  • Please note:
    • Proof of 2016/17 income is required to be qualified for the Income-Based Award. Click HERE for detailed qualifications for this award.


  • Our team is here to help. At any point, if you have any question, feel free to reach out to us via our Contact Page or email us directly at
  • Within 24 hours after submission of your application, you will receive an email confirmation. If you don’t receive your confirmation within 24 hours, please email us immediately.

Online application form

If you have any technical issues, please submit all documents via State your name, grade level, contact information (phone, email, address), and attach your essay, resume, and transcript to us. Also, please confirm your availability on Orientation day (Feb 10) and Oral Presentation (Feb 17). Thank you and we look forward to receiving your application.