How it Works
Applying to college can be overwhelming. Luckily, it's easy to nominate yourself or someone you know for Discus Awards recognition. Just pick three areas of excellence, make your case for each in under 800 characters - you can even spice it up with images and video—boast about all your amazing activities and achievements, and submit online. Students can nominate themselves or their friends, and teachers, counselors, and parents can nominate a student they know. Discus Awards Finalists are one of a kind, and the recognition makes a great addition to your college application and grants you access to a unique portfolio of college scholarships.
Pick three areas where you shine.
What makes you an all-around student? Select three areas that you’re passionate about, write 800 characters or less about your activities in each area, and give us a reference. Not sure where your interests fit? Click on each icon to see some examples.
For grades, honors, and competitions...
For drama, writing, music, film, photography...
For sports, training, coaching, cheerleading...
For volunteering, tutoring, mentoring...
For youth groups, missions, retreats...
For student government, politics, campaigning...
For clean-ups, recycling, building awareness...
For web, programming, science, blogging...
For part-time jobs, entrepreneurs...
For student activities, overcoming obstacles...
Use images and videos to make your case.
You’re not just great on paper, so why limit yourself to words on a page? You can include images and videos with your Discus application. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words (and it’s a lot faster). Take a look at some of the images and videos submitted by Discus Finalists.
Post your application - it’s as easy as updating your status.
This you know how to do: Click “Submit your Nomination” and you’re in the running. A judging panel of teachers, guidance counselors, admissions officers, and other experts will review your nomination. You will be notified of the panel's decision, regardless of what it may be.