Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
HP Innovations in Education Seeks Proposals from Secondary School Districts
The 2009 HP Innovations in Education grants for secondary school districts in the United States will provide funding to school districts launching innovative pilot initiatives that support administrators and teachers responsible for student success in math and science in middle and/or high schools. HP will award approximately 25 grants to public or qualified private school districts. Each grant is valued at more than $270,000 in HP technology, cash, and professional development. Deadline: March 30, 2009
Kohlís Kids Who Care Scholarship Program
Through the Kohlís Kids Who Care scholarship program, the Kohlís Corporation plans to award over $350,000 in scholarships and prizes in 2009 to kids whose volunteer efforts in the last twelve months have made helped make their communities better places. The activity cannot be performed solely to benefit a family member. Deadline: March 15, 2009
National Center for Family Literacy Grants to Support Hispanic/Immigrant Family Literacy
The National Center for Family Literacy seeks applications from U.S. school districts to implement the Toyota Family Literacy Program. The opportunity builds on Toyotaís commitment to the program, currently serving 75 elementary schools in 25 cities. The program targets U.S. communities with fast-growing Hispanic and other immigrant populations with a family literacy approach designed to increase basic language and literacy skills and provides parents with the specific skills they need to help their children succeed. Deadline: February 20, 2009 (Capability Survey)
NEA Foundation Grants to Improve Academic Achievement
The NEA Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 to improve academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter and should improve habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. Deadline: ongoing; deadline for September 15 notification period: June 1, 2009.
Sprint Character Education Grant Program
Sprint provides grant funding to U.S. public schools (K-12) and U.S. public school districts, to support character education programs promoting leadership, voluntarism, character education, and school pride. Grants will fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, teacher training, and equipment that facilitates character education for K-12 students. Examples of eligible programs include character education curriculum and character education teacher training, direct project-related costs for service-learning programs, and leadership and mentor training. Public schools may apply for individual school grants of up to $5,000 each; public school districts for district-wide grants of up to $25,000 each. Deadline: February 27, 2009
Do Something Offers Grants for Community Action Projects
Grants of $500 each will be awarded to people age 25 and younger working to launch or expand community action projects, programs, and organizations. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens. Do Something grants cannot be used to fund travel costs, individual sponsorships, shipping costs, individual school fees, or fundraising expenses. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and grants will be awarded weekly. Deadline: Rolling.
Hewlett-Packard: Innovations in Education Grants
The 2009 HP Innovations in Education grants provide funding for secondary school districts to launch innovative pilot initiatives that support the administrators and teachers responsible for student success in math and science in middle schools and/or high schools. Maximum award: $270,000. Eligibility: any public or accredited private school district or school system that serves at least 2000 secondary school (grades 6-12) students. Deadline: March 30, 2009. Further information is available in pdf (11 pages, 317 KB).
Igniting Creative Energy Prize Trips to Washington DC for Students
Four grand prize trips to Washington, DC, to share ideas with government and energy leaders, will be awarded to three K-12 students and one teacher who have worked to encourage students to learn more about energy and the environment. Student entries should demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family, or group can do in their home, school, or community to conserve energy and help the environment. Students may choose to express their ideas in any creative format such as science projects, essays, stories, artwork, photographs, music, videos, Web based applications, multimedia projects, etc. They may also submit recent service projects. Deadline: March 13, 2009.
Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program Offers Support for Public-School Teachers
Grants to be used for project-related expenses will be awarded to K-12 teachers or paraprofessionals in the U.S. working with students to improve academic achievement through student engagement, student-teacher relationships, and/or building the capacity of teachers. Student involvement in the proposal design is encouraged. Applicants must be public school teachers or paraprofessionals working with students in grades 1-12. At least 50% of the schoolís student population must be eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch programs at the time of application. Grant funds may be used for project-related expenses, e.g., materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, costs related to field trips, software, and other items required to implement and evaluate the project. Deadline: April 15, 2009.
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The Legacy Project Listen to A Life Contest connects generations through oral history. To enter, a young person must interview an older person (about his or her hopes and goals throughout life, how he/she achieved goals and overcame obstacles, or how his/her dreams may have changed along the way) and then write a 300-word essay based on the interview. Maximum award: a Lenovo ThinkCentre, iPod Classic, and $800 worth of Orchard Software; the winnerís school receives $25,000 worth of Orchard Software. Eligibility: each team must consist of a young person 8-18 years and a grandparent or grandfriend 50 years or over (co-entrant cannot be a parent; he or she can be a grandparent, older friend, mentor, neighbor, nursing home resident, etc.). Deadline: March 30, 2009.
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