Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
HP Technology for Teaching Grant Program
In 2006, HP will award grants totaling over $8 million in cash and equipment to K-12 public schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to support the innovative use of mobile technology in K-16 education and to help identify K-12 schools and higher education institutions that HP might support with future grants. Based on the outcomes of the projects funded through the initiative in 2006, HP will offer grant recipients the opportunity to receive additional higher-value grants in 2007. Application deadline: February 15, 2006.
State Farm Companies Foundation Grants
The State Farm Companies Foundation offers grants to K-12 public schools for teacher excellence programs that improve teacher quality, service-learning programs that integrate core classroom curriculum with service to the community, and programs that incorporate established criteria to improve the effectiveness of school systems. Application deadline: January 15, 2006.
Transition Best Practices Mini-Grants
The Division on Career Development and Transition of the Council for Exceptional Children is offering two competitive grants of $1000 each to local transition practitioners. The project funded can focus on any aspect of transition best practices. The amount funded must be matched in cash or in kind by the local school district, agency, or related setting in which the practitioner is involved in transition programming. The project’s activities must be carried out within the 2005-2006 academic year, and plans for project continuation beyond that time period, including plans for solicitation of further funding or resources, must be in place. Applications are limited to ten pages. Please submit applications electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: January 1, 2006.
Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants for Student-Led Projects
Youth Leaders for Literacy is an initiative of the National Education Association and Youth Service America to help youth direct their enthusiasm and creativity into reading-related service projects. Twenty $500 grants will be awarded to applicants who conduct literacy projects during a seven-week period starting March 2, 2006, continuing through “Read Across America Day,” culminating on “National Youth Service Day”, April 21-23. Applicants can be groups or individuals age 21 or younger. Applicants must include a scheduled activity (read-aloud session, trip to the library, bookmaking, etc.) each week of the project period as part of the proposed project. Application deadline: November 21, 2005.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Program
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.'s Toolbox for Education program will award up to 1,000 grants of up to $5,000 to parent-teacher associations for improvement projects at schools across the U.S. Grants can be used for a wide range of efforts, including public school libraries, specialty learning labs, landscaping, painting projects, and playgrounds. PTO Today will provide a variety of resources to help parent groups apply for the grants. Application deadline: November 1, 2005.
National Organization on Disability 2005 Accessible America Award
Accessible America, an award competition administered by the National Organization on Disability, recognizes and promotes replication of exemplary practices that communities use to facilitate the comprehensive involvement of citizens with disabilities in community life. Any city, town, or county in the U.S. and its territories may apply for the award. Application deadline: October 31, 2005.
National Down Syndrome Society Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund
National Down Syndrome Society announces a new postsecondary scholarship program, the Joshua O’Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund. The fund will offer five grants of up to $1000 to young adults with Down syndrome who wish to take a postsecondary course at their local community college or other educational institution in order to obtain employment and other important life skills. Eligible applicants must have Down syndrome, be 18 years old or older, and intend to enroll in a postsecondary class that will enrich their life through employment, independent living skills, life skills, etc. Application deadline: June 10, 2005.
American Honda Foundation Educational Grants
The American Honda Foundation provides grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education to K-12 educational institutions; accredited higher education institutions; community colleges and vocational/trade schools; college and university scholarship and fellowship programs or through national nonprofit organizations; other scientific and education-related, nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations; gifted student programs; national youth educational radio and/or television stations/networks; nationally distributed and aired films, movies, film strips, slides and/or short subjects concerning youth and/or scientific education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects; other nonprofit, tax-exempt, national institutions in the fields of youth and/or scientific education; and national programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques. Proposal deadline: May 1, 2005.
Student Video Discovery Awards
The 2005 “Student Video Discovery Awards” from eSchoolNews are designed to recognize and honor excellence in student video production. The winning student video producers will receive national recognition and bring technology to their schools' video programs. A panel of experts in journalism and video production will select three teams of finalists at each of three educational levels: high school, community college, and university institutions. Student video teams will be honored during an awards ceremony at the National Education Computing Conference on June 27-29, 2005 in Philadelphia. Entry submission deadline: April 8, 2005.
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The National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities, Through the Looking Glass, a non-profit organization providing research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent, or grandparent has a disability, announces the 2005 College Scholarship Fund for graduating high school seniors who have parents with disabilities. Eligible applicants must demonstrate academic and personal achievement, have grown up with at least one parent with a disability, and be a high school graduate or graduating senior by Summer 2005. Up to four $1,000 awards will be given in Summer 2005. Application deadline: May 1, 2005.
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