The Discus Awards represents the next generation of high school recognition, honoring students in the pursuit of their passions.
In today’s changing landscape of college admissions, an award that focuses only on numbers doesn’t make the grade. The Discus Awards honors the kind of unconventional students colleges care about: all-around students who shine in at least three of ten "key attributes". Students in grades 9-12 can nominate themselves or their friends, and teachers, counselors, and parents can nominate someone they know. Nominations are free and easy to complete at www.DiscusAwards.com.
The Discus Awards is owned and operated by Scholarship Strategies, LLC. Scholarship Strategies provides high school and middle school students (and their families) access to a unique portfolio of scholarships to help reduce the financial burden of preparing for and pursuing a college education.
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"I must absolutely thank you, because I realize that the Discus Awards are certainly prestigious, but I had no idea the recognition that would come along with it since it is still relatively new." - Julian Plowden, Discus Awards winner
Read Julian's letter in its entirety here
"The Discus Awards attracts and recognizes an extraordinary caliber of student. Discus winners are more than a set of statistics. They are engaging, dynamic, and driven to excel in the areas they have chosen for all the right reasons.” - Melly Tucker, Montgomery County, Maryland, Schools
"Thank you so much for this opportunity and experience. You have opened my eyes to the possibilities for my future. I really can't thank you enough!” - Angelica Cano, Discus Awards Winner
"I so greatly appreciate your recognition and support. It is so refreshing to find a merit scholarship that allows students to portray ourselves as three dimensional individuals, and more than just a number." - Lucy Gubernick, National All-Around Student Scholarship Winner
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