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

Target Corporation Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program
http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031880
Education professionals can apply to the Target Field Trip Grants program to bring K-12 students in the U.S. to museums visit to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Over five thousand grants of up to $700 will be awarded in January 2012. Grants are available to applicants for trips to be taken between January 1, 2012, and the end of the 2011-12 academic year (May/June 2012). Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies. Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the U.S. that maintains 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff at these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students. The Target Field Trip Grants program is managed and administered by Scholarship America. Deadline: October 3, 2011.

Toshiba America Foundation: Grants for Science and Math Education
http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5.jsp
Toshiba America Foundation Grants contribute to the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and mathematics education. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: teachers K-12. Deadline: October 1, 2011.

U.S. Government: Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/cte.cfm
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for teachers to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or academic year. By living and working in the cultures of their host countries, Fulbright teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of the similarities and differences in national cultures and education systems. Maximum award: year-long or semester-long direct exchange of teaching positions with a counterpart in another country teaching the same subject(s) at the same level. Eligibility: full-time U.S. teachers. Deadline: October 15, 2011.

Walden University Invites Nominations for Educator for a Day National Grant Program
http://tinyurl.com/ygqryhw
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University will award a total of $25,000 in five grants of $5.000 each for pre-K-12 schools in the U.S. that host Educator for a Day events as part of American education Week (November 13-19, 2011). The program is intended to encourage teachers and administrators to participate in the National Education Association’s Educator for a Day event by hosting aspiring educators, community leaders, parents, and friends as they “shadow” teachers in the classroom. Schools that receive a grant will be required to arrange for teacher shadowing opportunities during Educator for a Day events on November 17, 2011. Funding may be used to enhance classroom education, provide educational technology or supplies, or sponsor special educational activities. Any teacher or administrator from a public or private pre-K-12 school may submit a nomination. Deadline: October 17, 2011.

Best Buy: Teach @15 Award
http://www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com/teach_awards.htm
The Teach@15 Award program improves classroom learning by helping schools (grades 7-12) meet their technology needs. A teen member (age 13-18) who is a registered member on www.at15.com can nominate his/her school to win a Teach@15 Award. Maximum award: $1,500 in the form of Best Buy Gift Cards. Eligibility: accredited, nonprofit junior or senior public, private, parochial, magnet, and charter high schools in the U.S. serving any grades 7-12. Deadline: ongoing.

Do Something and American Express Offer 9/11 Remembrance Grants for Youth-Led Community Projects
http://www.dosomething.org/grants/remembrance-grants
Do Something and American Express are offering ten grants of $1,000 and ten grants of $500 are available to fund community projects led by U.S. and Canadian youth (age 25 and under) designed to commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11th. The program seeks projects that have been started or are being planned in the spirit of September 11th, including youth-led projects that recognize and commemorate emergency responders (EMTs, police and fire departments) and military troops, as well as programs that promote diversity and understanding across cultures. These can be ongoing projects or projects specifically planned around this anniversary. Grant winners will be announced on September 11, 2011, as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Deadline: September 1, 2011.

Kids In Need Foundation Offers Teacher Grants for Creative Classroom Projects
http://www.kinf.org/grants/index.php
An annual initiative of the Kids In Need Foundation, the Kids In Need Teacher Grants program provides grants, ranging from $100 to $500, to U.S. K-12 educators providing innovative learning opportunities for their students. Teacher grant applications are judged on innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. Projects may qualify for funding if they make creative use of common teaching aids, approach the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie non-traditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. Deadline: September 30, 2011.

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: Melody Program
http://www.mhopus.org/teachers.asp
Mr. Holland’s Opus Melody Program provides musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs that have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments and materials. Eligibility: music programs that take place during the regular school day. Schools must have an established instrumental music program (i.e., concert band, marching band, jazz band and/or orchestra) that is at least three years old. Maximum award: $8,000. Deadline for Pre-Qualification: September 29, 2011.

National Science Teachers Association/DCAT: Making a Difference Award
http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/DCAT.pdf
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) DCAT Making a Difference Award recognizes and honors excellence in a science program developed and implemented by middle- or high school-level science teachers, grades 6-12. Entries must show innovative and effective teaching strategies combined with a science program that has influenced students to explore and investigate science and its application to global problems. Maximum award: $2,500 to be used to enhance or expand the winning science program; the winning school's lead science teacher and principal will be awarded coach airfare and two nights’ hotel accommodation to attend NSTA’s National Conference. Eligibility: innovative middle- or high school-level science programs. Deadline: November 30, 2011. Available in pdf (4 pages, 582 KB).

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