Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Thomson Gale TEAMS Award for Teams of Teachers and Media Specialists
The Thomson Gale TEAMS Award recognizes collaboration between teachers and media specialists. Three winners will each receive a $2,500 cash award and a selection of professional resources. Nominations will be evaluated on demonstrated collaboration between media specialists and teachers during the 2004-05 school year; effective techniques that promote student learning and increase student achievement; support received from school leadership; and the ability of others to replicate this best practice. All K-12 public and private schools in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter. Nominations may be submitted by library media specialists, teachers, principals, students, or parents. Nomination/application deadline: September 9, 2005.
Recognizing Hispanic Youth Leaders: Líderes de Hoy Essay Contest
The Líderes de Hoy essay contest is an Allstate and National Council of La Raza initiative to recognize and celebrate the work of Hispanic youth leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Applicants must answer the question "As a young leader, how have you been a catalyst for positive change and contributed to inspiring your community?" in 1,000 words or less. Ten young Hispanic leaders will each be awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship and be invited to participate in the Líderes de Hoy awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Legal residents of the U.S. who are full-time high school students of Hispanic descent (with a minimum GPA of 2.0) between the ages of 14 and 18 are eligible to enter the contest. Application deadline: July 29, 2005.
Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science, and Technology
The Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science, and Technology gives high school students national recognition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, technology, or combinations of these disciplines. The Competition recognizes student projects that display originality, creativity, academic rigor and clarity of communication. Up to $3,000 will be given to individual regional winners; up to $100,000 will be given to the national individual and team winners. Deadline for entries: October 3, 2005.
Stand On A Better World Awards
Mannington, a manufacturer of residential and commercial flooring, offers the Stand On A Better World Awards to recognize women from the U.S. and Canada who are enriching the lives of others and making a difference in the world. Awards are given in 3 categories: social (reaching out to help others), environmental (making a difference in preserving our natural resources), and economic. The grand-prize winner will receive $25,000 to be donated to the charitable organization of her choice, with 2 runners-up each receiving $10,000 for their selected charities and five finalists each receiving $1,000 for their selected charities. Nomination deadline: August 31, 2005.
Staples Foundation for Learning
The mission of the Staples Foundation for Learning is to provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations that align with the Foundation's mission and focus on job skills and education. Application deadline: September 27, 2005.
Eli Lilly and Company Seeks Nominations and Applications for Reintegration Awards
The Reintegration Awards, sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, recognize (1) individuals and groups who support people living with severe mental illness; (2) the achievements of people living with severe mental illness; and (3) local and national efforts to improve services to people with mental illness and to decrease the stigma of mental illness. Individuals, caregivers, advocates, social workers, policymakers, nurses, clinicians, and treatment groups and programs are invited to apply and/or be nominated for an award. All first place, second place, and honorary winners receive grants to their institutions to further the success of their programs and will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC in November. Also, first place winners receive $5,000 and second place winners receive $2,500. Application deadline: July 8, 2005.
CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust
The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, established by the CVS Corporation with a goal of positively impacting the culturally diverse populations in the communities where CVS stores are located, offers funding for 1) health programs serving children (under age 18) with physical disabilities that address awareness, accessibility, early intervention, and health rehabilitation services; and 2) public school programs promoting inclusion of children with physical disabilities in all aspects of school functions, including student academic activities, extracurricular programs, and physical activity/play. Application deadline: June 15, 2005.
Excellence through Challenging Exploration and Leadership Internship Program
The National Foundation of the Blind Jernigan Institute and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are offering a new internship program for college students who are legally blind. The Excellence through Challenging Exploration and Leadership (EXCEL) program will place 2 interns at each of three NASA centers for an intensive six-week program. Applicants must be at least 18 years old; be going into their first or second year of college; be interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Rolling deadline.
National Down Syndrome Society Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund
National Down Syndrome Society announces a new postsecondary scholarship program, the Joshua O’Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund. The fund will offer five grants of up to $1000 to young adults with Down syndrome who wish to take a postsecondary course at their local community college or other educational institution in order to obtain employment and other important life skills. Eligible applicants must have Down syndrome, be 18 years old or older, and intend to enroll in a postsecondary class that will enrich their life through employment, independent living skills, life skills, etc. Application deadline: June 10, 2005.
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The Presidential Freedom Scholarships are designed to promote student service and civic engagement. These scholarships, funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, recognize high school students for outstanding leadership in service to their communities. Eligible students are those who complete at least 100 hours of community service either through a school-based service-learning program or independently through service at a nonprofit or faith-based organization. Applicants must be juniors or seniors during the 2004-05 academic year and must be planning to attend an eligible U.S. institution of higher education. Application deadline: July 1, 2005.
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