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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation Invites Applications from Music Education Programs for Music Matters Grants Program
http://heart.muzak.com/what/grants.aspx
The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation’s mission is to support music education. Through music education, a child can better achieve his/her full potential and stimulate personal and educational growth. Music Matters Grants for 2012 will focus on financial need in school and non-profit music programs throughout the United States. Grants will be awarded in April of 2012, with funds distributed by the end of 2012. Grant amounts for this cycle are up to $6,000 each and are made on an annual one-time basis. Programs should serve students in grades K-12. Deadline: February 17, 2012

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
http://www.nahyp.org/
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award honors out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America's young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities. Deadline: January 31, 2012.

Target Launches $5 Million Giving Competition with “Ellen DeGeneres Show”
http://ellen.warnerbros.com/schoolgiving/
Target will distribute $5 million in grants of $100,000 each to elementary and secondary schools recommended by viewers of the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as part of its pledge to distribute $1 billion in support of education by the end of 2015. To participate, viewers must submit through the show’s Web site the name of a school that needs help and a compelling story that explains why the school should receive a grant. From those submissions, Target will select fifty schools to receive a grant, which can be used for new books, upgraded technology, and other efforts designed to improve the school's learning environment. In addition, two schools will be featured on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” No deadline for application listed.

U.S. Army: eCYBERMISSION
https://www.ecybermission.com/public/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDefault.aspx
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition in which students compete against other students in their grades for state, regional, and national awards. Teams consisting of 3-4 students and a team advisor work to solve problems in their community using the scientific method, scientific inquiry, or engineering design process. Maximum award: $24,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds. Eligibility: students grades 6-9. Deadline: December 16, 2011.

Youth Service America Offers Sodexo Youth Grants for Community Hunger Projects
http://www.ysa.org/grants/sodexoyouth/
Youth Service America and the Sodexo Foundation have announced they will award a hundred Sodexo Youth Grants of $500 each to youth-led service projects in the United States that address the issue of childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). The grant program seeks to fund service projects that engage students’ peers, friends, families, neighbors, Sodexo employees, and other community members in creative youth-inspired solutions to ending childhood hunger in their communities. Applicants must between the ages of 5 and 25. Deadline: January 17, 2012.

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/
The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Deadline: January 15, 2012.

Computer Science Collaboration Project Mini-Grants
http://www.cscproject.org/
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Computer Science Collaboration Project (CSCP) has announced the availability of mini-grant funding for collaborative projects to increase the participation of K-12 youth with disabilities in computer science. These mini-grants are designed to build collaboration between participants from K-12 settings, community-based organizations, higher education, and industry to encourage youth with disabilities to explore and pursue computer science educational programs and careers. Grants are for up to $1,000 (must have a minimum of two collaborating partners) and $1,001-$3,000 (must have three or more collaborating partners and a commensurate total number of youth contact hours). Collaborating partners can be from K-12 settings, community-based organizations, higher education, and industry. Funds must be used for direct programming needs for projects occurring within the period of January 1, 2012, to October 31, 2012. Application deadline: November 30, 2011.

Earthwatch Institute Fellowships
http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/education/edopp/
The Earthwatch Institute offers educators fully-funded fellowships for hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and conservation on one of over 100 projects around the world. Maximum award: fully-funded fellowship. Eligibility: elementary, middle, and high school educators and administrators of any discipline. Deadline: February 13, 2012.

Fund for Teachers: Grants
http://www.fundforteachers.org/about-us.php
The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunities of their own design. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: teachers who work with students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with a minimum of three years teaching experience, full-time, spending at least 50 percent of the time in the classroom at the time grants are approved and made. Deadline: varies by state.

National Science Teachers Association: Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers
http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx?lid=tnavhp#simmons
The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K-12 teachers in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing opportunities for meaningful involvement with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and its activities. Maximum award: up to $1,000 to be used to attend the annual National Conference; recipients will be invited to attend workshops and presentations of particular interest to new teachers at the annual National Conference. Eligibility: teachers within the first five years full-time teaching at the time of application who are NSTA members; to the extent possible, recipients must have been a student member of NSTA as a pre-service teacher. Deadline: November 30, 2011.

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