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Entry Point Program
http://ehrweb.aaas.org/entrypoint/
The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s ENTRY POINT! program offers paid 10-week internships and semester co-ops in major U.S. companies--including NASA, IBM, NIH, NOAA, and Merck--to full-time undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities majoring in life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and some social science and business fields with a 3.0 average GPA or higher. Application deadline: April 30, 2005.

Excellence in Summer Learning Award
http://www.summerlearning.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=100&Itemid=422
The Center for Summer Learning announces its annual Excellence in Summer Learning Award. This award recognizes summer programs that demonstrate a commitment to and promote academic achievement for students in grades K-12. To be eligible for the award, applicant must be a public or private organization or agency (or a collaboration of organizations or agencies) that serves young people in grades Kindergarten through 12 over the summer months; and a summer program that promotes academic achievement as a central goal. Application deadline: March 4, 2005.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award
http://www.smartkidswithld.org/ss-1-winners.html
Sponsored by Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to parents of children with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders (ADD), a $500 award will recognize the significant ability and achievement of someone 21 years old or younger who, although struggling in school, demonstrates great potential in an area such as music, art, science, math, athletics, or community service. Participants may be nominated by a parent, teacher, mentor, coach, or self and must submit a completed nomination form and documented proof of a learning disability or ADD. Deadline (extended): February 15, 2005

Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.htm
The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's effort to promote the entry of women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups into transportation careers. The internship program offers interns a 10-week agenda of transportation research, work experience, and field trips to introduce them to aspects of the transportation field. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate program at an institution of higher education, and express an interest in a transportation-related career. Application deadline: February 28, 2005.

HP Technology for Teaching 2005 Grant Program
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/programs/tech_teaching/index.html
HP will award grants totaling $5 million in cash and HP equipment over two years to K-12 public schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to support K-16 educators who are using mobile technology in innovative ways and to 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 2005, HP will offer grant recipients the opportunity to receive higher-value grants in 2006. Online application will begin January 10, 2005, with proposals due February 15, 2005.

Leadership for Changing a World Awards
http://leadershipforchange.org/nomination/
"Leadership for a Changing World" is a program of the Ford Foundation, the Advocacy Institute, and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University which seeks to recognize a variety of leaders/leadership models as authentic and important to social progress. The program will choose 17 outstanding social justice leaders/leadership teams who are not known beyond their community/field to receive awards of $100,000 to advance their work, plus $15,000 for learning activities to support their efforts. The program will also bring awardees together to share experiences, address challenges, and explore opportunities for collaboration. Nomination deadline: January 7, 2005.

Youth Leaders for Literacy Grant Program
http://nea.org/readacross/volunteer/youthleaders.html
Youth Leaders for Literacy, a joint program of the National Education Association and Youth Service America, encourages, celebrates, and honors youth-led reading-related service projects. Twenty $500 grants will be awarded to applicants who conduct literacy service projects during a seven-week period starting in early March 2005, continuing through “Read Across America Day,” culminating on “National Youth Service Day”, April 15-17. Applicants can be groups or individuals age 21 or younger. Applicants must include a scheduled activity (read-aloud session, trip to the library, bookmaking, etc.) each week of the project period as part of the proposed project. Application deadline: November 26, 2004.

Intel Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards Program
http://www.scholastic.com/administrator/schoolsofdistinction/
Intel Corporation and Scholastic, Inc. present the Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction awards program. The nation's best K-12 schools demonstrate excellence for implementing innovative programs that support positive educational outcomes, and the awards highlight their successes, celebrate their innovative use of technology, demonstrate the benefits of strong teamwork, and showcase the classroom practices of excellent teachers. One elementary-level and one secondary-level school winner will be chosen in each of the following ten categories: academic achievement, literacy achievement, mathematics achievement, science achievement, technology excellence, technology innovation, leadership excellence, professional development, teamwork (internal), and collaboration (external). Application deadline: December 1, 2004.

National Science Teachers Association
http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx#delta
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is accepting nominations for the 2005 Delta Education/CPO Science Inquiry-based Science Teaching Excellence Awards. Full-time, K-12 science teachers who successfully use inquiry-based science to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom are eligible to apply for an award in one of three grade categories: elementary (preK-5); middle level (6-8); and high school (9-12). A judging committee chosen by NSTA will review submissions and select the winners. Awardees receive $1500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA conference and $1500 for personal use. Application deadline: October 15, 2004.

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Offers Funding for Arts
http://tiffanyandcofoundation.org/
Established in 2000 as a philanthropic vehicle for Tiffany & Co., the Tiffany & Co. Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following areas: crafts and arts education, educational institutions that provide talented artisans with the necessary instruction to become highly skilled professionals in their chosen field; preservation and conservation, preservation of arts and traditional craftsmanship; and decorative arts. Application deadline: November 15 and May 15, annually.

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