Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
The Paul G. Hearne/AAPD Leadership Awards
AAPD encourages emerging leaders with disabilities of any age to apply for this scholarship. An "emerging leader" is defined as someone who has demonstrated leadership qualities in his/her personal and/or professional life, and who is just starting to be recognized at a local, regional, or national level. Scholarship money is available to help the emerging leaders continue to progress as a leader. Application deadline: September 26, 2003.
The Grosvenor Grant Program of the National Geographic Society Education Foundation (NGSEF)
The Grosvenor Grant Program of the National Geographic Society Education Foundation (NGSEF) supports efforts to engage K-12 students and teachers in the exploration of geographic skills and perspectives leading to an appreciation of the world, its peoples, and its resources. The program is designed to inspire students and teachers to be lifelong learners and agents of positive change, with the world as their classroom. Application deadline: September 29, 2003.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
Non-profit organizations or projects with 501(c)3 status that address a significant need of young people with disabilities, have national scope and impact, demonstrate potential for replication at other sites, and represent an innovative approach involving technology, are invited to submit preliminary concept papers for consideration. If the concept paper is approved, the organization will be invited to submit a full proposal. Application deadline: June 1 (annually).
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 education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Guided by this mission, the Foundation seeks to support causes that teach, train, and inspire people from diverse backgrounds. Application deadline: June 30th, 2003.
National Geographic Society Education Foundation
The mission of the National Geographic Society's Education Foundation is to "prepare children to embrace a diverse world, succeed in a global economy, and steward the planet's resources." The foundation's teacher grants are awarded to educators to facilitate their work in the classroom, school, district, and/or community. Applications are accepted from any current teacher or administrator in an accredited K-12 school within the U.S. Projects that feature outreach to urban areas are particularly encouraged. Application deadline: June 12, 2003.
Pathways to Collaboration Workgroup
Pathways to Collaboration is a knowledge-building workgroup organized by the Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health at the New York Academy of Medicine and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Pathways to Collaboration workgroup will give up to twelve community partnerships from across the U.S. a unique opportunity to explore what makes a collaborative problem-solving process successful. The program is seeking letters of intent from partnerships that have a record of success in using collaboration to address problems that are important to people in their community, a spirit of curiosity about what made those successes possible, and an interest in participating in a rigorous and provocative learning experience. Application deadline for letters of intent: May 9th, 2003.
Jordan Fundamental Program to Support Public School Teachers
The Jordan Fundamental Grant Program recognizes outstanding teaching and instructional creativity in public secondary schools that serve economically disadvantaged students. Funds are awarded to teachers or paraprofessionals who work with students in grades six through twelve in the U.S. public school system. At least 40 percent of the student population at the applicant's school must be eligible for the free or reduced school lunch program. Application Deadline: June 15th, 2003.
The ELA Scholarship provides financial assistance to women with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university graduate program in the U.S. ELA Scholarship awards are based on merit and are given in an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000 per year. The application deadline is June 1st, 2003.
The Harris Wofford Awards: “Making service to others the common expectation and common experience of every young person in America”
Youth Service America and State Farm Companies Foundation are pleased to present the Harris Wofford Awards, a recognition program for the youth service movement to honor the life work of Harris Wofford in "Making service to others the common expectation and common experience of every young person in America". Recognizing both an individual youth and an institution or organization, the Second Annual Harris Wofford Awards will be presented at the 14th Annual National Service-Learning Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 23-26, 2003. Winners will receive a plaque commemorating their achievement and the individual youth recipient will be awarded $500. An additional $500 will be donated to a nonprofit service organization of their choice to support program activities. Deadline: March 17, 2003.
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Los Angeles Unified, the nation's second largest school district, has established the Urban Education Research Fellows Program to support the development of promising urban education scholars. The educational research unit of LAUSD-the Program Evaluation and Research Branch-will provide two candidates each year with professional development and financial support. Applicants must be graduate students at accredited universities in California. Deadline: April 4, 2003. (Link to information on the Fellows Program is on the left hand side of the web page.)
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