Scholarships and Contests 2014


 New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is pleased to offer all high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in a variety of high school contests. The contests are designed to encourage students to explore career choices and the employment skills required. 

The top three winning students in each contest will be recognized with NEIT tuition scholarships. First place will be awarded a $2,000.00 scholarship, second place, $1,500.00 scholarship, and third place, $1,000.00 scholarship. Please encourage your students to enter one of the competitions.  If you have any questions or comments please contact Amanda Metzger, Special Events Coordinator, at 800-736-7744 ext. 3377 or by e-mail at AMetzger@neit.edu.

Competitions Offered

  • Technology Essay Contest
  • Automotive Technology Essay Contest
  • Interior Design Technology Contest
  • Architectural Building and Engineering Technology Design Contest
  • Computer Aided Design-Mechanical Technology Contest
     

Requirements for Essay Contests

  • Essay contests are open to juniors and seniors.
  • Essays are to be typed and double-spaced on 8 ½ x 11 paper.
  • The student’s name and high school must appear at the top of each sheet.
  • A cover sheet must accompany the student’s essay.  The cover sheet must have the essay contest, student’s name, home address, phone number, high school name and graduation date.
  • Essays are to be 500-750 words in length.
  • All essays are to be submitted with cover sheet no later than March 26, 2014, to AMetzger@neit.edu Amanda Metzger, Admissions Office, New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Blvd., East Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Students can enter as many contests as they wish.


Technology Essay Contest

Over the past few years, many analysts have expressed concern about the potentially harmful effects new electronic communications and information technologies are having on American teenagers.  One fear is that over-use of electronic gadgets is interfering with the healthy personal and emotional development of many teenagers who engage in this behavior as a means of avoiding important self-development activities like thinking about themselves, their feelings, their relationships, and what they really want in life.  Another worry is that over-reliance on electronic communications technologies is increasing the social isolation of American teenagers and diminishing the quality of their interpersonal relationships.  The concern here is that some teenagers are spending more time on their “virtual” relationships with partners on social networking sites and online games like Second Life or World of Warcraft than they are on their relationships with people in their “real” lives, and that this is not healthy.

Write an essay responding to one of the following three questions or statements: 

(1) If you believe the harmful effects of electronic technologies mentioned above are occurring, how widespread do you believe them to be, what should be done about them, and whose responsibility is it to take the actions you recommend? 

(2) If you believe electronic technologies are not harming teenagers, but rather are benefitting them, in what ways are these technologies improving the personal development, self-knowledge, and quality of the interpersonal relationships of American teenagers?  Also, what can be done to make sure these benefits reach as many teens as possible, and who should be responsible for taking these actions? 

(3) Finally, if you believe that the new technologies are producing both harmful and beneficial effects at the same time, or are not affecting teenagers at all in the ways described above; explain your point of view.  Also note what, if anything, should be done about the effects you observe and who should be responsible for taking these actions.

 

Automotive Technology Essay Contest

 

The Automotive Industry touches all aspects of our lives, from enabling individual independence, to providing life saving expedience in transporting critical patients to the care, and everything in between.
 

Consider the countless people design, test, build, market, advertise, sell, and service all the vehicles produced worldwide, and you begin to get an idea of the far-reaching effects of what Henry Ford and his company made possible.

From the sale of a new vehicle comes an almost limitless stream of related businesses that employ millions of folks in many diverse trades, both directly and indirectly relative to "cars"! Just consider the local deli or clothing store that sells their products to local factory workers as just a small example. 

In considering this, describe how you feel you may fit into this expansive industry and how an education at New England Institute of Technology in the Transportation Technology department will benefit you and how you hope to impact the industry.

 

Architectural Building Engineering Technology Design Contest
 

High school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in NEIT’s Annual Architectural Building Engineering Design Contest. To enter either contest the student must submit a student registration form. When NEIT receives the student-completed registration form, a contest packet will be sent. Completed work is due at NEIT no later than March 26, 2014. Send all work to the attention of Amanda Metzger, Admissions Office, New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Blvd, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

Computer Aided Design-Mechanical Contest
 

High school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in NEIT’s annual Computer Aided Design-Mechanical Technology Competition. To enter this contest the student must submit a student registration form. When NEIT receives the student-completed registration form, a contest packet will be sent. Completed work is due at NEIT no later than March 26, 2014. Send all work to the attention of Amanda Metzger, Admissions Office, New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Blvd, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

 
Interior Design Technology Contest
 

High school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in NEIT’s annual Interior Design Technology Contest. To enter this contest the student must submit a student registration form. When NEIT receives the student-completed registration form, a contest packet will be sent. Completed work is due at NEIT no later than March 26, 2014. Send all work to the attention of Amanda Metzger, Admissions Office, New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Blvd, East Greenwich, RI 02818.