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Submit an OTC Medicine Safety Scholarship or Team Stipend application

Win a $1,000 post-secondary scholarship or a $500 Team Travel Stipend for your team 

Five individual $1,000 scholarships will be awarded! Thirty $500 travel stipends are available!

For the Scholarship: Students will create an individual project that follows these guidelines:

After reviewing the LifeSmarts U Lessons on Drug Facts Label and Medicine 101 and the Scholastic Over the Counter Medicine Safety Program design a social media message, presentation, or an educational product that will communicate the importance of OTC safety to others. The focus should be one or more of the following topics: safe use, storage, and disposal of medicines, and understanding the Drug Facts label. Your project can review general safety information or have a detailed focus on one aspect.

  • Use social media platforms such as Instagram or TikTok to broadcast the importance of OTC medicine safety to peers.
  • Mentor younger students with in-person or virtual presentations.
  • Design visual displays including posters, infographics, trivia cards, table tents, games, and newsletters for a broad community audience. The type of educational material you create will depend on your audience and where it will be used or displayed.
  • Implement and evaluate your project.
Project background:
LifeSmarts partners with Johnson & Johnson to educate consumers about the safe use of over-the-counter medicines. Winning entries may be published on the National Consumers League web site, the LifeSmarts site, and shared with Johnson & Johnson, the scholarship sponsor. Applications are due by midnight Eastern time April 1, 2022.

For the Team Stipend – Follow the instructions on page 21 of the State Champion Coach memo and the Instructions here.  Apply using the form below.