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Do Something Clubs
http://www.dosomething.org/
Do Something is a nonprofit organization that helps young people become involved in improving their communities. The organization provides information and other resources to help students start Do Something Clubs at their schools, work with other students to identify community issues, and create community projects to address those issues. All sixth- to twelfth-graders currently attending school in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Participants in the program receive materials to support their Do Something Clubs and become eligible for a $500 grant to help improve their communities. Do Something Clubs are school-based only. Community-based organizations that work within schools are also eligible to apply. Deadline: October 10, 2002

Global Educator Awards
http://www.rpcv.org/pages/sitepage.cfm?id=345
Each year, Global TeachNet recognizes K-12 educators who exhibit a commitment to bringing global education into U.S. classrooms. Teachers can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Qualified applicants include Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and non-RPCVs whose global education efforts in the classroom span at least one academic year. The nominees selected should demonstrate an outstanding job of leading our youth to a knowledge of and respect for the people, cultures and nations of the world and an understanding of their interdependence. Award winners receive a $500 monetary award and national recognition. Deadline: October 15, 2002.

Guardian Life Insurance Offers Scholarship Program for Young Female Entrepreneurs
http://www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html
The 2002/2003 Girls Going Places College Scholarship Program is a national competition designed to recognize and rewards teen-aged girls who demonstrate exceptional entrepreneurship. Guardian designed the annual program to help women create, invest, and protect wealth by honoring girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who are taking the first steps toward financial independence. Guardian and Girls Going Places will award 15 girls a total of $30,000 to be used toward their college education. Three top scholarship prizes of $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000 and twelve finalist prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded. Deadline: February 28, 2003.

Quality of Life Grants
http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1029295/k.64F6/Quality_of_Life_Grants.htm
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation has announced that it is accepting additional applications for the second round of its 2001 Quality of Life grants. Awarded twice a year, the grants provide funding to U.S. organizations that help improve opportunities, access, and the day-to-day quality of life for individuals living with disabilities and their families. Grants of $5,000 to $25,000 will be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations; no awards will be made to individuals. Fields of interest include accessibility, advocacy, arts, assistive technology, children, counseling, education, employment, independent living, practical service, sports and recreation, and therapeutic riding. Deadline: April 1 and October 1 of each year.

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
http://www.brunerfoundation.org/rba/
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence seeks to honor urban places in the U.S. that embody excellence, and to celebrate their contribution to the richness and diversity of the urban experience. The Award for Urban Excellence is given to five winning projects in each biennial award cycle. One Gold Medal Winner receives $50,000; four Silver Medal Winners are awarded $10,000 each. The winning project may use prize money in any way that benefits the project. Deadline: December 16, 2002.

Artists with Disabilities Fellowships from The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/apply/
The Vermont Studio Center announces the availability of three month-long Residency Fellowships, funded by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, to be awarded to outstanding visual artists and/or writers living with physical disabilities.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Invites Applications for National Grant Competition
http://www.barbarabushfoundation.com/
The goal of the National Grant Program is to develop and expand family literacy efforts nationwide, and to support the development of literacy programs that build families of readers. A total of approximately $650,000 is awarded each year; no grant exceeds $65,000. Deadline: September 6, 2002.

Grants to Support Chronic Illness Improvement Collaboratives
http://www.communityhealthleaders.org/
Designed to improve the care of patients with chronic illness through health system change and innovation. The program will provide grants of up to $100,000 to as many as five existing public-sector organizations to develop the capacity to sponsor and administer regional chronic illness improvement collaboratives. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Deadline: August 8, 2002.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
http://www.prudential.com/community/spirit/awards/
Recognize students in middle and high school grades who have demonstrated exemplary community service. The award program is sponsored by the Prudential Insurance Company of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Young people eligible for this award should be in grades 5-12 as of the last weekday in October during the applying year, in any state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico; and have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the twelve months prior to the date of application. Local Honorees are selected at participating organizations in November; from the winners, two State Honorees will be chosen in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In addition, ten National Honorees will be picked by a panel of prominent judges and announced at a special ceremony in Washington D.C. in May. Deadline: October 31, 2002.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
http://www.barronprize.org/
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2004 awards. The Barron Prize recognizes outstanding youth ages 8 - 18 that have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline for 2004 is April 30.

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