Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Coalition for Community Schools: National Award for Excellence
The Coalition for Community Schools is accepting applications for exemplary community schools and initiatives from across the country, in order to highlight the effectiveness and efficiency of community schools. Maximum award: schools: $1,000; initiatives: $2,500. Eligibility: individual community schools that have been operating for at least 3 years, are public schools, and have demonstrated success; community school initiatives that are joint efforts of schools and other stakeholders, that have organized multiple community school sites with demonstrable results, and that have demonstrated a strong commitment to going to scale with community schools across the community or school system. Deadline: March 25, 2011.
Kohlís Corporation: Kohlís Kids Who Care Scholarships
The Kohlís Kids Who Care Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers who transform their communities for the better. Maximum award: $10,000 scholarship toward post-secondary education. Eligibility: youth 6 to 18 years old, not graduated from high school by March 15, 2011. Deadline: March 15, 2011.
Libri Foundation: Books for Children Grants
The Libri Foundation Books for Children Grants donate new, quality, hardcover childrenís books to small, rural, public libraries across the country. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's department. The average total operating budget of a Books for Children grant recipient must be less than $40,000. Deadline: April 15, 2011.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Nature of Learning Grant Program
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundationís Nature of Learning Grant Program seeks to use National Wildlife Refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a greater understanding of local conservation issues and use field experiences and student-led stewardship projects to connect classroom lessons to real world issues, as well as build partnership among local schools, community groups, natural resource professionals and local businesses. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: schools or non-profit organizations. Deadline: April 1, 2011.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching honor teachers of mathematics and science and recognize highly qualified teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Maximum award: $10,000; a paid trip for two to Washington, DC, to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; a citation signed by the President of the United States. Eligibility: teachers grades 7-12 in a public or private school with 5 years experience teaching math or science. Deadline: April 1, 2011.
Questbridge: College Prep Summer Program
Questbridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving high-achieving low-income students resources during the college application process, is accepting applications for its College Prep Program for high school juniors. Maximum award: full scholarship to summer program, college admissions counseling, and attendance at college preparatory conferences. Eligibility: qualified low-income high school juniors. Deadline: March 29, 2011.
Writers in the Schools: Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest
The Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest acknowledges, encourages, and rewards the efforts of student poets. Its goal is to inspire and acknowledge young poets. Maximum award: $100. Eligibility: students K-12. Deadline: March 31, 2011.
Amgen: Award for Science Teaching Excellence
The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence recognizes extraordinary contributions by educators across the United States who elevate the level of science literacy through creativity in the classroom and motivation of students. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: full-time classroom teachers grades KĖ12 in public or private school whose major responsibilities include teaching science and who work in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, or Washington state. Deadline: February 11, 2011.
Disney Friends for Change Grants
The Disney Friends for Change program will award fifty $500 grants for youth-led projects around the world to help the environment on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011). Deadline for applications: March 10, 2011.
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Do Something Seed Grants can aid project ideas and programs that are just getting started, to jump-start programs and realize ideas for the first time; or projects that are already developed and sustainable and moving toward the next steps of the project and organization as the project expands. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizens aged 25 or under. Deadline: ongoing.
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