Company: US Federal Contractor Registration
Open to: High school seniors and students enrolled at and attending either a two- or four-year college or university
Every year US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, gives away $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and newly enrolled college students. Each candidate must submit a 500-word essay on how the government procures much of what it buys each year. Contractors provide the government with everything it needs, from paperclips to spaceships, in times of peace and in times of war, and before, during, and after an emergency (such as a hurricane or earthquake). US Federal Contractor Registration helps business owners complete the registrations required to serve as a government contractor. Without this registration, the business is unable to provide products or services to the government.
To apply for the $1,000 scholarship, you must respond to one of the following questions:
- How does the government work with government contractors?
- Which types of businesses are best positioned to receive and fulfill government contracts?
- What are some key factors business owners must keep in mind when deciding to become government contractors?
- Based on the last few years, what types of trends do you expect to see in available government contracts and opportunities?