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Earth Science Week Contests "Mapping My Community"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/18/2013
The American Geological Institute is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2013. The photography theme for this year is "A World of Change in My Community." Maximum award: $300, a copy of AGI's Faces of Earth DVD, and winner's photograph on the Earth Science Week Website. Eligibility: interested residents of the United States of any age. Deadline: October 18, 2013.
 painting); and Earth Connections Essay Contest (for 6-9 grade students to write about the interconnected geologic processes that take place in their community and how those processes in turn affect them).
Mickelson ExxonMobil Teacher AcademyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/31/2012
Annually the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) sponsors the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teacher Academy for third through fifth grade teachers to learn more about mathematics and science. The Academy is a summer camp for teachers, where they can conduct math and science experiments that they can use later in the classroom. Teachers will be joined by experts from NSTA and Math Solutions. The five-day Academy takes place in July at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Ronald W. Mitchell Convention Travel Grant—International Reading Association (IRA)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/15/2010
The Ronald W. Mitchell Convention Travel Grant provides funding to allow teachers in grades 1-6 who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend an IRA annual convention. Two grants are awarded each year for up to $1,500 each to support first-time attendees. Applicants must be IRA members in good standing.
"Celebrate America" Creative Writing Contest 2011 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/31/2010
The American Immigration Council is proud to sponsor the 14th annual Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest. The contest inspires educators to bring U.S. Immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to explore America as a nation of immigrants.


Alan Shepard Technology in Education AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/14/2013
This award is to recognize outstanding contributions to creative & innovative use of technology in education by K-12 educators or district-level education personnel.
Teens for Planet EarthUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/31/2010
The awards recognize teenagers around the world for service-learning projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment. The awards are open to groups of one or more individuals. All team members must be between the ages of 13 and 19.
ING Unsung Heroes AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/30/2013
Each year, the program selects 100 educators to receive grants of $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. At least one award will be granted in each of the 50 United States, provided one or more qualified applications are received from each state. Three of these educators are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000.
Kids in Need Foundation Teacher GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/30/2011
Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource — our nation's teachers.
Red Robin’s U-Act Program / Red Robin FoundationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/1/2011
U-ACT which stands for Unbridled Acts, or random acts of kindness, is a character-building initiative specifically for middle and junior high schools with grades 6-8, which aims to inspire and energize students about the value of being kind to others. Throughout the school year, participating schools are asked to share Red Robin's Unbridled culture with their students by participating in program that promote kindness. At the end of the year, schools are asked to submit a program binder outlining their efforts during the school year for a chance to earn a grant anywhere from $1,200-$15,000!

Project Ignition / State FarmUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/15/2011
What is Project Ignition? It’s a grant program that uses service-learning to help address teen driver safety issues.

Here’s our challenge to students in grades 9 through 12 and their teachers or advisors:

Work together to develop a campaign to address the issue of teen driver safety in your community.

How you choose to do that is completely up to you! With any service-learning project, the goal is to make an impact in your community in the most creative way possible. The only limit is your imagination.

Each year, schools whose campaigns are judged to be among the top 10 in the nation receive $5,000 to help cover expenses to come to The National Service-Learning Conference.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Classroom GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/31/2012
This is a competitive grant program to educate students about math, science, technology, and engineering.

The following guidelines must be adhered to in order to receive the AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant:
1. Teacher must be a current AIAA Educator Associate member or an AIAA Professional member actively engaged as a K-12 classroom educator prior to receiving the grant.

2. One grant per teacher will be considered under this program. An Educator Associate may apply for up to $200 of grant funding. (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LEGO GRANTS). LEGO GRANTS: Grants will be made for up to $100 per team for participation in robotics competitions. The AIAA Foundation should be acknowledged as a team sponsor. A maximum one-time grant of up to $200 (two Educator Associate members) will be granted to each school for participation in a robotics competition.
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environment Excellence AwardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/1/2013
Since 1993, the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks have recognized the outstanding efforts of K-12 students and teachers across the country who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. The "SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards" provides school and community groups with a monetary award, national recognition and some well-deserved fun at one of our parks.
NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/15/2013
Learning & Leadership Grants provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
Celebrate Literacy Week PSA Contest Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/17/2010
The Florida Department of Education's Just Read, Florida! Office encourages all students in grades K-12 to create a 26-second public service announcement on the topic "Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! - Champions Read, Readers Lead." The contest is part of 2011 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, a week-long salute that celebrates and promotes the importance of literacy in Florida. Entries should be created with a combination of video and audio effects, must include credits and may not include any copyrighted music, footage or images.

Toshiba/NSTA: ExploraVision Awards Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/2/2011
All inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem-solving. The Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program encourages kids to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science.  The maximum award is $10,000.
C-SPAN StudentCam 2011Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/18/2013
C-SPAN's StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme "Washington D.C. -- Through My Lens" Maximum award: $5,000, plus $1,000 in digital equipment for school. Eligibility: individuals or teams of two to three students, grades 6-8 or grades 9-12.
Innovation Generation: Christopher Columbus Awards ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/3/2014
The Christopher Columbus Awards Program combines science and technology with community problem-solving. Students work in teams with the help of an adult coach to identify an issue they care about and, using science and technology, work with experts, conduct research, and put their ideas to the test to develop an innovative solution. Maximum award: $25,000 to bring the team's idea to the community and an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World to attend the program's National Championship Week. Eligibility: middle school-aged (sixth, seventh, and eighth grade) children; teams do not need to be affiliated with a school to enter.
Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute Seeks Applications From High School Juniors and Educators Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/3/2012
The Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute seeks twelve top public high school juniors and twelve dynamic educators to receive seven-day, all-expenses-paid scholarships to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 26 to July 2, 2011, in Aspen, Colorado. The program was created by the Bezos Family Foundation to help cultivate the next generation of leaders.  Following attendance at the Aspen Ideas Festival, the student and educator teams will return home and create Local Ideas Festivals in their schools.  Visit the Bezos Family Foundation Web site to review the school and scholar criteria, view videos, and download the program flyer, application form, and an FAQ.

National Igniting Creative Energy Challenge Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/17/2011
The National Igniting Creative Energy Challenge is an educational competition designed to encourage students to learn more about energy conservation and the environment. Student entries must reflect the theme "Igniting Creative Energy" and demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family, or group can do to make a difference in their home or community. Maximum award: $1,000 for school.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program High School Invention GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/23/2011
The Lemelson-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program, which is funded by the Lemelson Foundation and administered by MIT's School of Engineering, created the InvenTeam initiative to provide high school students in the United States with the opportunity to cultivate their creativity and to experience invention.

InvenTeams are comprised of high school students, teachers, and mentors who invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

InvenTeam students rely on inquiry and hands-on problem solving as they apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math to develop invention prototypes. InvenTeam projects span many fields, from assistive devices to environmental technologies and consumer goods. Applicants are encouraged to consider the needs of the world's poorest people (those earning $2 or less per day) when considering ideas.

Up to thirty-five finalists will be selected from the initial pool of applicants to continue to the next level. The high school teachers of these teams receive Excite Awards and are invited to EurekaFest, a multi-day event celebrating invention at MIT in June. Travel, food, and lodging are provided. Up to fifteen teams will be selected from the finalists to receive grants of up to $10,000 each for the 2011-12 academic year. Grant funds may be used for research, materials, and learning experiences related to the project. Any teacher who facilitates an extracurricular project may allot up to $2,000 of an InvenTeam grant toward a teacher's stipend.

Science, math, and technology teachers at public, private, and vocational high schools are eligible to apply. An InvenTeam can be composed of a small group of students as an extracurricular activity or an entire class. The optimal size for teams is considered to be five to fifteen students. The teacher, assisted by students, is required to apply for the grant. The teacher also recruits students, monitors funds, and supports students through the process.

For the 2011-12 InvenTeams program, the early feedback deadline is March 18, 2011, while the initial application deadline is April 22, 2011.

Visit the MIT Web site for complete program guidelines and information on previous team projects.

VSA Playwright Discovery Program Announces Call for Scripts From Middle and High School StudentsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/15/2011
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, is inviting middle and high school students to submit their scripts for the Playwright Discovery Program. The program invites students 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 playwriting.

Playwrights may write from their own experience or about an experience in the life of another person or fictional character. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals. Young playwrights with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group or class of students.

The winning play will be professionally produced or staged at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The winning playwright receives $2,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to view his or her work on stage. All submissions must be received by April 15, 2011, for consideration.

Visit the VSA Web site for complete program information and entry procedures.

Mantis Awards for Community and Youth Gardens Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/1/2011
Each year, Mantis presents the Mantis Awards to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities.
Writers in Schools: Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry ContestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/31/2011
The Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest acknowledges, encourages, and rewards the efforts of student poets. It is the goal of this outreach to inspire and acknowledge young poets. Maximum award: $100. Eligibility: students K-12.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science TeachingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/1/2011
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are among the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science and recognize highly qualified teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Maximum award: $10,000; a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; a citation signed by the President of the United States. Eligibility: teachers grades 7-12 in a public or private school with 5 years experience teaching math or science. 


American Historical Association: Awards for Teaching of History
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3/15/2011
American Historical Association Beveridge Family Teaching Prize recognizes excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The individual can be recognized either for individual excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field. Maximum award: $1,500. Eligibility: teachers K-12.


Kohl's Corporation: Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarships
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3/15/2011
The Kohl's Kids Who Care Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers who transform their communities for the better. Maximum award: $10,000 scholarship toward post-secondary education. Eligibility: youth 6 to 18 years old, not graduated from high school by March 15, 2011.
Coalition for Community Schools: National Award for ExcellenceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/25/2011
The Coalition for Community Schools is now accepting applications for exemplary community schools and initiatives from across the country, in order to highlight the effectiveness and efficiency of community schools. Maximum award: schools -- $1,000; initiatives -- $2,500. Eligibility: individual community schools that have been operating for at least 3 years, are public schools, and have demonstrated success; community school initiatives that are joint efforts of schools and other stakeholders, that have organized multiple community school sites with demonstrable results, and that have demonstrated a strong commitment to going to scale with community schools across the community or school system.
Yamaha: Young Performing Artists ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/15/2011
The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Each year, the YYPA Finalists are invited to perform at the Music for All Summer Symposium held in late June. Maximum award: $5,000 in retail credit towards a professional model Yamaha instrument, as well as a series of clinics and master classes with renowned artists, designed to help winners launch their music career. Finalists will also receive a professional recording of their performances and national press coverage. Eligibility: musicians ages 16-21.
Toyota: International Teacher Program
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5/4/2011
The Toyota International Teacher Program for Costa Rica Study will send teachers to eastern Costa Rica from November 19 to December 3, 2011 to study the country's environmental and cultural preservation efforts. Maximum award: a fully funded (transportation, lodging, meals, and all program activities) ten-day trip to Costa Rica. Eligibility: U.S. teachers grades 7-12 with at least three years of full-time teaching experience.
Pulse of the Planet: Kid's Science ChallengeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/28/2011
The Kid's Science Challenge is a chance for students to submit an idea, question, or problem for a participating scientist to solve. Maximum award: roundtrip airfare for the winner and his/her parent or legal guardian from a major airport nearest the winner home, hotel accommodations, and select events/sightseeing and meals, to visit the scientist who participated in his or her winning entry. Eligibility: all legal U.S. residents who are students enrolled in 3rd through 6th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located in one of the 50 states.
NABT: BioClub Student Award
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3/15/2011
The National Association of Biology Teachers BioClub Student Award recognizes outstanding student members of a NABT BioClub. The award is a great way to recognize that exceptional student who inspires you to be an even better biology teacher. Maximum award: a textbook scholarship from Carolina Biological Supply Company and an award plaque. Eligibility: any graduating senior who is a member of an NABT BioClub chapter and has been accepted to a two- or four-year college/university.
National Association of Biology Teachers: Evolution Education AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/15/2011
The NABT Evolution Education Award, sponsored by The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), recognizes innovative classroom teaching and community education efforts to promote the accurate understanding of biological evolution. Maximum award: $1,000, a recognition plaque to be presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference, and a one-year complimentary NABT membership. Eligibility: biology and life science teachers.          
Dow Jones News Fund: High School Journalism Teacher of the YearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/1/2011
The DJNF High School Journalism Teacher of the Year program identifies outstanding high school journalism teachers. The winning teacher addresses the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, American Society of News Editors, and college journalism educators. Maximum award: a laptop computer; travel and lodging expenses and a per diem for substitute teacher fees for address and seminar; a quarterly column for the fund's newspaper, Adviser Update; and attendance at a seminar at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla. A senior student at the winning teacher's school will receive a $1,000 college scholarship to major in news-editorial journalism based on his or her performance in a writing contest held at the school. Eligibility: high school journalism teachers with at least three years' experience who have done exemplary work in the 2010-2011 academic year.
MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/31/2011
Nominate a program for the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award and be highlighted in one of Afterschool Alliance's Issue Briefs: Providing Opportunities for Service Learning for Middle School Students; Aligning Afterschool with the School Day for Middle School; Addressing Middle School Bullying; and Supporting Literacy for Middle School Students.  Each of the 5 recipients will receive an award of $10,000 to be used to continue or improve upon the highlighted program.
The Adobe Education Exchange - The 2011 Educators' Choice AwardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/14/2011
The 2011 Educators' Choice Awards will recognize and reward Adobe Education Exchange members who submit the most innovative teaching and learning materials. Your fellow members will choose the winners of the Awards by rating one another's work, so impress your colleagues and compete for valuable prizes by submitting your best projects, lesson plans, curricula, tutorials, and other materials.
Charter Schools Program Grants to Non-State Educational Agencies for Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation and fo GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/24/2011
The Purpose Of The CSP Is To Increase National Understanding Of The Charter School Model And To Expand The Number Of High-quality Charter Schools Available To Students Across The Nation By Providing Financial Assistance For The Planning, Program Design, And Initial Implementation Of Charter Schools, And To Evaluate The Effects Of Charter Schools, Including Their Effects On Students, Student Academic Achievement, Staff, And Parents. Non-SEA Eligible Applicants In States In Which The SEA Does Not Have An Approved Application Under The CSP May Receive Direct Grants From The Secretary For Planning, Program Design, And Initial Implementation Of Charter Schools, And To Carry Out Dissemination Activities.
Grants for Learning Labs in Libraries and MuseumsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/15/2011
Grants for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums will support planning and design activities that will enable grantees to develop comprehensive plans for programs, space, staffing, and budgeting for their Learning Lab. The awards may also be used to prototype certain Lab activities or experiences. In addition, the grants may be used to support emerging learning labs that are already in the process of supporting middle- and high-school youth with innovative digital media and learning and need additional funds to enhance their efforts, provided that they are aligned with the criteria outlined below. The target audience for the Labs is middle-school and high-school age youth. In addition to drawing on research in digital media and learning sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, Lab plans may be inspired by innovative work that is taking place in science and technology centers and other museums, such as the Museums Afterschool: Principles, Data, and Design (MAPDD) project and SRI International’s National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project AfterSchool Science Networks (ASN) project. Each application should address how the proposed Learning Lab will address and serve the needs of the middle- and high-school youth in the library or museum’s community and engage appropriate involvement of community stakeholders. Each grant is expected to result in a feasible plan for implementing and sustaining the Learning Lab envisioned by the applicant library or museum.
The Leavey Awards GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/1/2011
Educators Will Be Honored For Their Work Among America's Youth, Building And Supporting The Next Generation Of Our Nation's Entrepreneurs. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident employed full-time as an educator at an accredited American school (grades K-12), college or university. The application must conceive and implement an innovative course, program or project which develops, among students, a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American private enterprise system. The nominee's program, course or project must be operating or initiated during the previous academic year.
National Science Teachers Association Grants and Awards - Various Awards and DeadlinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/30/2011
Award deadlines are November 30, with the exception of Shell on October 17 and SeaWorld on December 1, 2011. There are multiple award opportunities with various requirements.  "Angela" Award, DCAT "Making a Difference" Award, Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Education, Awards for Inquiry-based Science Teaching, Distinguished Informal Science Education Award, Distinguished Service to Science Education Awards, Distinguished Teaching Awards, Faraday Science Communicator Award, Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers, Ron Mardigian Memorial Biotechnology Explorer Award, NSTA Fellow Award, NSTA Legacy Award, Robert H. Carleton Award, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Environmental Educator of the Year, Shell Science Teaching Award, STEM Educator Award, Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers, Vernier Technology Awards, Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award, Zula International - NSTA Early Science Educator Award
Shell Science Teaching AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/15/2011
This Award Recognizes One Outstanding Classroom Science Teacher (K-12) Who Has Had A Positive Impact On His Or Her Students, School, And Community Through Exemplary Classroom Science Teaching
The Mathematics Education Trust Grants And Awards 2011-2012Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/11/2011
Multiple opportunites with various eligibility requirements. The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Channels The Generosity Of Contributors Through The Creation And Funding Of Grants, Awards, Honors, And Other Projects That Support The Improvement Of Mathematics Teaching And Learning.
AASA Educational Administration Scholarship AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/30/2011
AASA’s Educational Administration Scholarships Were Created In 1949 To Provide Incentive, Honor And Financial Assistance To Outstanding Graduate Students In School Administration Who Intend To Make The School Superintendency A Career.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/12/2012
For More Than 60 Years, Lowe's Has Supported The Communities We Call Home. At A Time When Schools And Community Groups Are Struggling To Make Ends Meet, Lowe's Charitable And Educational Foundation Recognizes That We Must Increase Our Focus On Basic, One-time Project Needs. Again, This Year, We Challenge Ourselves To Seek Ways To Provide The Tools That Help Our Educators And Parent Groups Through These Challenging Times Efficiently And With The Greatest Impact. In 2011-2012, Basic Needs Will Take Priority. Please Keep This Focus In Mind As You Apply For A Toolbox For Education Grant In The 2011-2012 Academic Year.
NSTA: Distinguished Fellow AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/30/2011
The National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Fellow Award recognizes NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; or significant contributions to the profession that reflect dedication to the NSTA as well the entire educational community. Maximum award: recognition at the NSTA Awards Banquet in conjunction with the NSTA National Conference. Eligibility: longstanding (at least 10 years) NSTA members.
Character Education Partnership: National Schools of Character AwardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/1/2011
The National Schools of Character Awards program has a twofold purpose: to identify exemplary schools and districts to serve as models for others; and to help schools and districts improve their efforts in effective character education. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: schools that have been engaged in character education for a minimum of three full years, starting no later than December 2008. Districts need to have been engaged in character education for a minimum of four full years, starting no later than December 2007.
AMA/Leader to Leader Institute: AMA ScholarshipUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/15/2011
The American Management Association and Leader to Leader Institute scholarship program is intended to assist social-sector nonprofit organizations in developing strong leadership. The AMA Scholarship is designed to provide nonprofit leaders with an opportunity to step out of the day-to-day, interact with peers across the sectors, and develop practical skills they can apply immediately within their organizations. Maximum award: one-year scholarship. Eligibility: employees of 501(c)3 organizations with a minimum of three years of work experience in the social sector.
Fuel Up to Play 60Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/1/2011
Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials. There will be several application deadlines, and the next deadline is October 1, 2011.
Hispanic Heritage MonthUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/23/2011
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Student & Educator Contests

As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, 2011, Florida students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in student art (grades K-3) and essay (grades 4-12) contests centered around the theme, "Celebrating Hispanic Leaders in Business - Past, Present and Future." Students, parents, teachers and principals are also invited to nominate full-time Hispanic educators in elementary, middle and high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award. All contest entries and nomination forms must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Sept. 23, 2011.
  
For full information about the Hispanic Heritage Month student and teacher contests, including complete guidelines and entry forms, please visit http://www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Improving Community Education GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/31/2011
This program area seeks to ensure that education serves as a pathway out of poverty by advancing systemic changes that improve educational policies and practices, particularly for children and families living in low-income communities.
NSTA/PASCO: STEM Educator AwardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/1/2011
The National Science Teachers Association PASCO STEM Educator awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Maximum award: $1,500 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference and be part of a STEM share-a-thon workshop; a $1000 monetary gift; a $2000 certificate for PASCO scientific products; and recognition during the Awards Banquet at the NSTA national conference. Eligibility: K-12 STEM educators with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in the STEM fields, who implement innovative inquiry-based, technology-infused STEM programs.
Shade structure Program/American Academy of DermatologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/2/2012
Awards grants for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas. Non-profits and schools; sponsored by an AAD member dermatologist and have a sun safety/skin cancer awareness program in place for at least one year prior to application.
The Big Read/National Endowment for the ArtsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/1/2012
Award to develop community-wide reading program. 501(c)(3); a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs/The National Center for Safe Routes to SchoolUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/19/2011
Funds activities that range from the nuts and bolts that help start or sustain a program to new ideas that explore the range of benefits of safe walking and bicycling. Adult-supervised elementary or middle school groups or club; Faculty, staff, or parent volunteers at elem. or middle schools;
Local and Tribal governments; and/or
Non-profits
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Classroom GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/30/2012
This is a competitive grant program to educate students about math, science, technology, and engineering.

The following guidelines must be adhered to in order to receive the AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant:
1. Teacher must be a current AIAA Educator Associate member or an AIAA Professional member actively engaged as a K-12 classroom educator prior to receiving the grant.

2. One grant per teacher will be considered under this program. An Educator Associate may apply for up to $200 of grant funding. (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LEGO GRANTS). LEGO GRANTS: Grants will be made for up to $100 per team for participation in robotics competitions. The AIAA Foundation should be acknowledged as a team sponsor. A maximum one-time grant of up to $200 (two Educator Associate members) will be granted to each school for participation in a robotics competition.

Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September. Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grant proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Classroom GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/30/2011
This is a competitive grant program to educate students about math, science, technology, and engineering.

The following guidelines must be adhered to in order to receive the AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant:
1. Teacher must be a current AIAA Educator Associate member or an AIAA Professional member actively engaged as a K-12 classroom educator prior to receiving the grant.

2. One grant per teacher will be considered under this program. An Educator Associate may apply for up to $200 of grant funding. (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LEGO GRANTS). LEGO GRANTS: Grants will be made for up to $100 per team for participation in robotics competitions. The AIAA Foundation should be acknowledged as a team sponsor. A maximum one-time grant of up to $200 (two Educator Associate members) will be granted to each school for participation in a robotics competition.

Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September. Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grant proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November.
Golden Carrot AwardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/31/2012
Each year,as part of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's (PCRM) HealthySchool Lunches Program, PCRM presents the Golden Carrot Awards to food service professionals who have developed and implemented a healthful and successful school lunch program.
 This award recognizes food service Professionals who offer school children a range of healthy options, especially a varity of vegetarian foods and nondairy beverage choices.
ING Run For Something BetterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/15/2013
With the goal of empowering school-age children nationwide to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, the ING Community Fund , in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, conducts the ING Run For Something Better initiative, a school-based running program designed to fight childhood obesity and improve the self-esteem, school performance, and overall well-being of children in grades K-8.
 
Awards are available for programs serving boys and girls in grades K-8 . Schools must design an eight-week program that runs before, during-, and/or afterschool and that is offered (to the best of the school's ability) to all students in eligible grades at least twice a week, with a culminating event completed by December 31, 2013. In addition, the program must have a commitment of at least twenty-five students in grades 4 through 8
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young HeroesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/30/2013
Each year, the Barron Prize honors twenty-five winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment. The goal of the Barron Prize is to celebrate such heroic young people—and to inspire others to do their part.

If you are an adult who has solid knowledge of a young person's heroic activities, and you are not related to the nominee, please tell us all about your young hero. That student coud be awarded $2,500, to be applied to his or her higher education or service project, along with other related prizes and honors.
NEA Friend of Education AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/1/2013
This award is the Association's highest honor and may be bestowed on an individual, organization, or group whose leadership, acts, or support have significantly benefited public education, education employees, and/or students on a national level.
Maitland P. Simmons Memorial for New TeachersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/30/2013
The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K-12 teachers (up to 25) in their
first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award
recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing opportunities for meaningful involvement
with NSTA and its activities. Priority will be given to applications from NSTA Student Chapters that have been in
existence and active for at least two years.
AWARD
The award consists of up to $1,000 to be used to attend the annual National Conference. Recipients will be invited
to attend a variety of workshops and presentations that are of particular interest to new teachers at the annual
National Conference. Awardees will be honored at the Teacher Awards Banquet held during the NSTA Conference.
ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible, a teacher must have taught less than five years full-time at the time of application and be an NSTA
member in good standing. To the extent possible, recipients must have been a student member of NSTA as a
preservice teacher.
Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future TeachersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/1/2013
The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools.

Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers. 
2014 Fund for TeachersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/30/2014
Fund for Teachers provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources
needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects;all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. We believe that supporting teachers’ active participation in their own professional growth, positively impacts student learning and achievement.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Employed full-time as a PreK-12th grade teacher and spends at least 50% of their work week in direct instruction with
students in a classroom or classroom-like setting;
• Intends to continue teaching in the consecutive school year; and
• Has at least three years teaching experience as a PreK-12th grade teacher.
Individuals may apply for up to $5,000 and teams may apply for up to $10,000
EPA’s Environmental Education Teacher AwardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/28/2014
EPA is welcoming applications from public school teachers (K-12) for the third annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education. The award recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers and their local education agencies nationwide for excellence in integrating environmental education into their lessons and connecting students with their communities and the natural world. Winners will receive $2,000 to support their professional development in environmental education and each winner's school will also receive a $2,000 award to help fund environmental education activities and programs that support the teacher.
The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/15/2014
The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures. The program is under the umbrella of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation.

Winning students will get to participate in an apprenticeship allowing them to help with the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program, including working with members of Steve Harvey's team and learning what it takes to run the Steve Harvey Morning Show and Family Feud. They also get an opportunity to meet and be mentored by Steve Harvey himself. The winning student will also be awarded a scholarship to help pay for college tuition.