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Schools as Centers of Community: A National Search for Excellence
http://www.richardrileyaward.org/en/Index.asp
Public Education Network in partnership with KnowledgeWorks Foundation announces the 2005 Schools as Centers of Community: A National Search for Excellence, an initiative which seeks schools nationwide that successfully model the growing trend to build schools as centers of community. The top selected school, chosen by a panel of national experts, will receive the Richard W. Riley Award for Excellence and a $5,000 grant. The panel will also select several runner-up schools with innovative design elements and initiatives to be members of the Schools as Centers of Community Honor Society and be part of the National Search Web site. Submission deadline: June 24, 2005.

Student Video Discovery Awards
http://www.eschoolnews.com/search/?id=36400;_hbguid=7cfefc17-39ad-444c-b1dc-c58b85618e4c
The 2005 “Student Video Discovery Awards” from eSchoolNews are designed to recognize and honor excellence in student video production. The winning student video producers will receive national recognition and bring technology to their schools' video programs. A panel of experts in journalism and video production will select three teams of finalists at each of three educational levels: high school, community college, and university institutions. Student video teams will be honored during an awards ceremony at the National Education Computing Conference on June 27-29, 2005 in Philadelphia. Entry submission deadline: April 8, 2005.

College Scholarships for Individuals with Parents with Disabilities
http://lookingglass.org/scholarships/index.php
The National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities, Through the Looking Glass, a non-profit organization providing research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent, or grandparent has a disability, announces the 2005 College Scholarship Fund for graduating high school seniors who have parents with disabilities. Eligible applicants must demonstrate academic and personal achievement, have grown up with at least one parent with a disability, and be a high school graduate or graduating senior by Summer 2005. Up to four $1,000 awards will be given in Summer 2005. Application deadline: May 1, 2005.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Offers Support for Adult and Family Literacy Programs
http://www.dollargeneral.com/community/dgliteracy.aspx
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations who serve adults or families in need of literacy services. Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit applications in one of the two program areas: literacy instruction for adults, including adult basic education, GED preparation, and English for Speakers of Other Languages; or family literacy. Application deadline: April 8, 2005.

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.

Playwright Discovery Award for Students
http://www.vsaarts.org/x244.xml
Sponsored by VSA Arts, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the participation of people with disabilities in the arts and society, the 2005 Playwright Discovery Award program challenges students in grades 6-12 of all abilities to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of writing a one-act play. Award recipients receive scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C., to be honored at the Kennedy Center. Application deadline: April 15, 2005.

Playwright Discovery Teacher Award
http://www.vsaarts.org/x244.xml
Sponsored by VSA Arts, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the participation of people with disabilities in the arts and society, the Playwright Discovery Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers who creatively bring disability awareness to the classroom through the art of playwriting. One teacher will be selected to receive funds to purchase playwriting resources and a trip to Washington, D.C., to be honored at the Kennedy Center. Application deadline: April 15, 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

Spencer Foundation Major Research Grant
http://www.spencer.org/programs/grants/major_grants.htm
The Spencer Foundation major research grants support research projects requiring more than $40,000. Applications must fit at least one of the following areas of inquiry: the relationship between education and social opportunity; organizational learning in schools, school systems, and higher education institutions; teaching, learning, and instructional resources; and the purposes and values of education. Applicants must have an earned doctorate or appropriate experience in the teaching profession and be affiliated with a school, college, university, cultural institution, or an educator currently employed in a K-12 setting.

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