Submit an OTC Individual Medicine Safety Scholarship or an OTC Team Travel 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 Team Stipend – Follow the instructions on page 13 of the State Champion Coach memo.  Coach applies on behalf of the team or designates a team member to apply on behalf of the team using the form here. 


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

Using LifeSmarts OTC resources, your team delivers community-based OTC medicine safety presentations to peers, middle school students, or community members.
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


Scholarships: Applications are due by midnight Eastern time March 28, 2024.
For the 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 project or presentations.)  Applicants should complete the scholarship application below:

After reviewing the LifeSmarts U Lessons on Drug Facts Label and Medicine 101 and the YMI Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety materials, 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, 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 National Consumers League web site, the LifeSmarts site, and shared with Kenvue, the scholarship sponsor. 
 

OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Scholarship Application 2024

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    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, or disposal of medicines, and understanding the Drug Facts label. Your project can review general safety information or have a detailed focus on one aspect.
  • If any file(s) cannot be uploaded through this application, you may upload them to a shared file service (for example, Google Docs). Please list here the links to any shared files, including a description before each link (for example, "Photo - http://lifesmarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/IMG_1141.jpg"). Make sure the file's share settings are set so that anyone may view and also so that the file may be downloaded. Separate each link with a semicolon.
  • Please tell us in 500 words or less how you implemented your project, how you evaluated it, what you learned by doing it, and what personal growth you experienced.
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