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Jamba Juice: Itís All About the Fruit
http://www.kidsgardening.com/grants/jamba.asp
The Jamba Juice Itís All About the Fruit grant program provides schools with fruit trees to create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit tree activities into the curriculum, and ability to sustain the program over multiple years. Maximum award: fruit trees valued at $500 and the Jamba Juice Itís All About the Fruit Youth Garden Guide; trees will be selected based on recommended varieties for each area. Eligibility: schools and community garden programs in the United States gardening with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Deadline: April 11, 2011.

Middle and High School Students in United States and Canada Invited to Apply for Young Naturalists Awards
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/youngnaturalistawards/index.html
The American Museum of Natural History and the ALCOA Foundation are accepting applications for the Young Naturalist Awards from students grades 7 to 12 across the United States and Canada. The competition promotes participation in the sciences in school and as potential science careers, encouraging students to independently explore the natural world and pursue in-depth scientific research in the areas of biology, earth science, ecology, and astronomy. Contestants form hypotheses, conduct research, plan experiments, gather data, and report their findings in an essay. Twelve winning students will be honored at a ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where they will meet with scientists and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. Winners will receive a scholarship as well as the awards ceremony trip; their essays will be featured on the AMNH Web site. Deadline: March 1, 2011.

National Association of Biology Teachers: Evolution Education Award
http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=132#award2
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Evolution Education Award, sponsored by The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), recognizes innovative classroom teaching and community education efforts to promote the accurate understanding of biological evolution. Maximum award: $1,000, a recognition plaque to be presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference, and a one-year complimentary NABT membership. Eligibility: biology and life science teachers. Deadline: March 15, 2011.

Sodexo Youth Grants
http://sparkaction.org/resources/50641
Youth Service America (YSA) will award one hundred $500 Sodexo Youth Grants for youth-led projects addressing childhood hunger in American communities on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011). Deadline for applications: February 25, 2011.

Toyota: International Teacher Program
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Toyota-International-Teacher-Program
The Toyota International Teacher Program for Costa Rica Study will send teachers to eastern Costa Rica from November 19 to December 3, 2011, to study the countryís environmental and cultural preservation efforts. Maximum award: a fully funded (transportation, lodging, meals, and all program activities) ten-day trip to Costa Rica. Eligibility: U.S. teachers grades 7-12 with at least three years of full-time teaching experience. Deadline: May 4, 2011.

Yamaha: Young Performing Artists Program
http://tinyurl.com/4ca3h55
The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Each year, the YYPA Finalists are invited to perform at the Music for All Summer Symposium held in late June. Maximum award: $5,000 in retail credit towards a professional model Yamaha instrument, as well as a series of clinics and master classes with renowned artists to help winners launch their music career. Finalists also receive a professional recording of their performances and national press coverage. Eligibility: musicians ages 16-21. Deadline: March 15, 2011.

AASL: Collaborative School Library Award
http://www.goeshow.com/aasl/awards/2010/collaborative_school_library_media_award.cfm
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school librarians and teachers in meeting goals outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs through joint planning of a program, unit, or event in support of the curriculum, using school library resources. Maximum award: $2,500 to the recipient's school library. Eligibility: school librarians who are personal members of the AASL. Deadline: February 7, 2011.

AASL: Innovative Reading Grant
http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslawards/innovativereadinggrant/aaslreading.cfm
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of innovative programs for children that motivate and encourage reading, especially for struggling readers. Selection criteria include the potential to measure and evaluate a literacy project that promotes the importance of reading and facilitates the learners' literacy development by supporting current reading research, practice, and policy. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: reading programs specifically designed for children (grades K-9) in the school library setting. Applicant must be a member of AASL. Deadline: February 7, 2011.

Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence to Honor K-12 Teachers
http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/aaste.html
Amgen encourages excellence in science education by recognizing and honoring extraordinary K-12 science teachers. The 34 winners will receive an unrestricted cash award of $5,000 each, with each recipient's school receiving an additional $5,000 in the form of a restricted grant to be used for the expansion or enhancement of science programs, science resources, or professional development of science teachers. Applicants must be full-time K-12 classroom teachers in a public or private school setting whose major responsibilities include teaching science. Applicants must serve one single school facility and must have at least three years of experience teaching science in grades K-12. Applicants must work in communities, states, and countries in which Amgen has key operating sites: California, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Washington, and Canada. Teachers who are past winners of the award are not eligible. Schools that are past recipients of the award are not eligible in consecutive years. Deadline: February 11, 2011.

Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute Seeks Applications from High School Juniors and Educators
http://www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/
The Bezos Family Foundationís Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute seeks 12 public high school juniors and 12 educators to receive seven-day, all-expenses-paid scholarships to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 26-July 2, 2011, in Aspen, Colorado. After the Festival, the student and educator teams will return home and create Local Ideas Festivals in their schools. To be eligible, the student and educator team must be from a public high school (including charter and magnet schools) where at least 25% of students are eligible for the free/reduced lunch program. The school must offer Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or the opportunity to take college/community college courses. Student applicants must be public high school juniors during the 2010-11 academic year who demonstrate leadership in school and community, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have scored exceptionally well on PSAT/SAT/or ACT, are enrolled in Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate/college classes, and are legal U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Deadline: February 11, 2011.

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