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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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Clorox: Power a Bright Future Grants
http://www.powerabrightfuture.com/
The Clorox Power a Bright Future Grants provide resources to help support school programs that enrich kids’ lives. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: Anyone at least 18 years old at time of entry can nominate an accredited K-12 public or private school program. Deadline: September 27, 2011.

Clorox: Power a Bright Future Grants
http://www.powerabrightfuture.com/
The Clorox Power a Bright Future Grants provide resources to help support school programs that enrich children’s lives. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: Anyone at least 18 years old at time of entry can nominate an accredited K-12 public or private school program. Deadline: September 27, 2011.

Constellation Energy Invites Applications for Energy to Educate Student Science Grant Program
http://tinyurl.com/44a4d79
Baltimore-based Constellation Energy is accepting applications for its E2: Energy to Educate Grants program for student projects in communities where the company does business. The program seeks to advance energy innovation and build on student knowledge and application of science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on demonstration projects for students in grades 6-12 and at two- and four-year colleges. Grants will provide up to $25,000 for projects involving students in grades 6-12, and up to $50,000 for projects at two- and four-year colleges. Projects should be team-oriented and reach at least a hundred students. Projects involving students in grades 6-12 must include a minimum of three partners, including at least one that is governed by a board of directors and designated a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Deadline: October 1, 2011

IRA: Elva Knight Research Grant
http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_knight.aspx
The International Reading Association Elva Knight Research Grant provides funding for research in reading and literacy. Projects should be completed within two years and may be carried out using any research method or approach as long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for conducting the research. Maximum award: $8,000. Eligibility: International Reading Association members. Deadline: November 1, 2011.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
http://toolboxforeducation.com/
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants fund school improvement projects initiated by parents in recognition of the importance of parental involvement in education. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools (including charter, parochial, private, etc.) or parent groups (associated with a non-profit K-12 school). Deadline: October 14, 2011.

National Science Teachers Association Faraday Science Communicator Award
http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx?lid=tnavhp#faraday
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Faraday Science Communicator Award recognizes and rewards an individual or organization that has elevated the public's interest in science. Maximum award: recognition at the Awards Banquet during the NSTA National Conference on Science Education; an all-expense-paid trip (up to $2,500) to attend the conference; recognition in NSTA publications and the opportunity to participate in a poster session during the conference. Eligibility: individual – The individual will not be a classroom teacher, but will work in, or have developed, a compatible setting for science communication (e.g., museum, nature center, zoo, state park, aquarium, radio, television, internet, or other science-rich institutions or media) or may be connected to a science setting through involvement with civic organizations and child-education facilities (e.g., PreK child-development centers, 4-H clubs, Girl and Boy Scouts, Girls and Boys Clubs of America); organizational – The organization will facilitate and provide exemplary opportunities for science communication to the public at the local, state, and national levels. Deadline: November 30, 2011.

National Youth Leadership Council Invites Applications for Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award
http://www.nylc.org/events/2012-youth-leadership-service-learning-excellence-award
The National Youth Leadership Council’s Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award recognizes K-12 service-learning programs and projects that demonstrate outstanding youth leadership, focusing on projects that demonstrate youth leadership for service-learning excellence and have a sustainable impact on the participants and the community. Youth teams representing K-12 service-learning programs in which the service-learning is tied to the school curricula may apply. Preference will be given to ongoing programs and projects. The young people involved in the program must write the application. In cases where youth are unable to write the application due to age or disability, a teacher or service-learning coordinator can assist with the application to the extent necessary. One winner will be selected to receive the award at the National Service-Learning Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 11-14, 2012. The winner will receive $1,000 to support the program, along with travel, lodging, and registration for the conference for two youth participants and one adult leader. Deadline: October 21, 2011

NEA Foundation: Learning & Leadership Grants
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/Learning&Leadership_Guidelines.htm
NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of two purposes: grants to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; and grants to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Maximum award: $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. Eligibility: public school teachers grades K-12; public school education support professionals; or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Deadline: October 15, 2011.

NEA Foundation: Student Achievement Grants
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/StudentAchievement_Guidelines.htm
The NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants provide funds to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem-solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: practicing U.S. public school teachers, public school education support professionals, or faculty or staff at public higher education institutions. Deadline: October 15, 2011.

Prudential: Spirit of Community Awards
http://spirit.prudential.com
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in grades 5 through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities. Maximum award: $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC Eligibility: students grades 5-12 who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year. Deadline: November 1, 2011.

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