Submit an OTC Medicine Safety Individual Scholarship or OTC Medicine Safety Presentation Reports and Application for Team Travel Stipend

Win an individual $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!

OTC Team Stipends

For the Team Stipend – Follow the instructions on page 14 of the State Champion Coach memo.  The team coach fills out the stipend application on behalf of the team using the form here

IMPORTANT:  This form providing more information must also be completed for each presentation

Using LifeSmarts OTC resources, your team delivers community-based OTC medicine safety presentations to younger youth, peers, middle school students, parent groups, clubs, senior citizens, community members, etc.
When: Due April 5, 2024 or when all stipend money has been awarded to teams
Travel stipends: 30 $500 stipends; teams may request multiple stipends (3) by submitting multiple presentations. 
Sponsor: Kenvue

OTC Medicine Safety Individual Student Scholarships

Scholarship Applications are due by midnight EDT April 7, 2024

For the OTC Medicine Safety Individual Student Scholarship: An individual student creates an individual project or serves as the main leader for a project that follows these guidelines. (NOTE: This should not be the team TikTok or any required team competition, but an additional individual project or presentation(s). Applicants are encouraged to be creative.)  Applicants should complete the scholarship application below:

After reviewing the LifeSmarts U Lessons on Drug Facts Label and Medicine 101,  the YMI Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety materials, and the LifeSmarts OTC resources, 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, correct doseage, 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, Snapchat 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 as much as possible prior to the scholarship deadline and/or list what you might do differently next time and other audiences you plan to share the presentation with in the future.

Project background:

LifeSmarts partners with Kenvue to educate consumers about the safe use of over-the-counter medicines. Winning entries may be published on the LifeSmarts site and shared with Kenvue, the scholarship sponsor.