Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Disney Minnie Grants for Youth Service Day
Youth Service America and Disney are offering the Disney Minnie Grants of $500 for youth (ages 5-14), or the teachers, schools, and organizations that engage them to implement service projects on National and Global Youth Service Day, April 21-23, 2006. Application deadline: January 13, 2006.
Dr. Scholl Foundation Grants
The Dr. Scholl Foundation considers applications for grants in the following areas: 1) private education, including elementary, secondary, college and university level; and 2) programs for children, people with developmental disabilities, senior citizens, civic and cultural institutions, social service agencies, hospitals and health care, environmental organizations, and religious institutions. Application deadline: March 1, 2006.
Grants for Service-Learning Projects
Learn and Serve America, part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will award grants to support school-based, community-based, higher education, and tribal and U.S. territory service-learning projects. This grant competition aims to promote the development and sustainability of high-quality community-based service-learning programs in youth-serving community organizations across the nation. K-12 schools, colleges, volunteer centers, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply. Application deadline: March 7, 2006.
HP Technology for Teaching Grant Program
In 2006, HP will award grants totaling over $8 million in cash and equipment to K-12 public schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to support the innovative use of mobile technology in K-16 education and to help identify K-12 schools and higher education institutions that HP might support with future grants. Based on the outcomes of the projects funded through the initiative in 2006, HP will offer grant recipients the opportunity to receive additional higher-value grants in 2007. Application deadline: February 15, 2006.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 teachers, librarians, and administrators. Seminars are limited to 15 participants and are led by university scholars with a special interest or expertise in the specific subject. Institutes are limited to 25-35 participants and are typically led by a team of core faculty and visiting scholars. Participants receive stipends to help cover travel costs, living expenses, books, and other research materials. Application deadline: March 1, 2006.
Mini-Grants for Peer Teaching About Core American Issues
Youth for Justice, funded by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, invites middle and high school classes across the country to teach others about the fundamental ideas of American democracy through the Third Annual National Teach-In celebration of National & Global Youth Service Day and National Law Day. The first 100 classes to register will receive a mini-grant of $200 with which they can buy materials to conduct their teach-in, provide law-related education resources for their class or school library, host a teach-in conference with another school, or support a school club or charity. Deadline to register: January 31, 2006.
Mockingbird Foundation Music Grants
The Mockingbird Foundation offers grants of $50-$5000 to schools and nonprofits to support music education for children. Mockingbird is interested in projects that foster creative expression in any musical form, but also recognizes needs within conventional instruction. It encourages applications associated with diverse musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies. Mockingbird will also support the provision of instruments, texts, and office materials, and the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instruction. It is interested in projects that foster self-esteem and free expression, and programs which benefit disenfranchised groups, including children with disabilities. Letter of inquiry submission deadline: February 1, 2006.
State Farm Companies Foundation Grants
The State Farm Companies Foundation offers grants to K-12 public schools for teacher excellence programs that improve teacher quality, service-learning programs that integrate core classroom curriculum with service to the community, and programs that incorporate established criteria to improve the effectiveness of school systems. Application deadline: January 15, 2006.
Students with Disabilities Invited to Apply for Congressional Internship Program
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and the American Association of People with Disabilities offer a summer congressional internship program for college students with disabilities. The program provides an opportunity for students to work on Capitol Hill for eight weeks. As congressional interns, participants will gain insight into congressional office operations, public policy development, and constituents’ roles in the legislative and political processes. Undergraduate students studying at a college or university who, at the time of application, are first-semester sophomores through second-semester juniors are eligible to apply. Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend. Application deadline: December 12, 2005.
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The National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. is seeking applicants for its Anne Ford Scholarship, which is available to high school seniors of high merit with an identified learning disability who are planning on pursuing an undergraduate degree. Application deadline: December 31, 2005.
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