Scholarships Merit-based
International Bipolar Foundation

High School Essay Contest

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1000 USD
Not specified
Application deadline


International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder can cause for those living with the illness and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to $1,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


They believe that mental health education is most effective when it begins in our youth.

Although social media can be a powerful tool for connecting with friends and building a sense of community, research indicates that social media usage may negatively affect mental health. What are some ways that you can leverage social media for the greater good in your community?

Create a mental health campaign or program using social media to connect with classmates, and explain how you can develop non-screen time activities inside or outside of school.

Make a plan for launching a social media campaign showing how you can uplift and encourage your classmate’s self-esteem and promote mental wellness. 

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They are pleased to announce that 3 winners will receive cash prizes ($1,000, $500, $250) and their letters used as a template for future advocacy that will be featured on their website.



  • Must be a current high school student in 9th to 12th grade. 
  • Must provide your high school teacher or counselor’s information for verification.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

Essays should be between 500 and 1,000 words but will not be penalized for surpassing the word count if the content is deemed an essential part of the student’s message.



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