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Earth Science Week Contests "Mapping My Community"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/17/2014
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).
Dollar General Foundation Adult Literacy GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/27/2014
Adult Literacy Grants award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas: Adult Basic Education; GED or high school equivalency preparation; or English Language Acquisition.  The maximum grant award amount is $15,000.
NOAA Funding Available for Formal Education K-12 ProjectsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/28/2012
The goal of this funding opportunity is to support K-12 education projects that advance inquiry-based Earth System Science learning and stewardship directly tied to the school curriculum, with a particular interest in increasing climate literacy. To address this goal, this solicitation will support service-learning and professional development projects related to NOAA's mission in the areas of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather and climate sciences and stewardship. A successful project will catalyze change in K-12 education at the state, regional and national level through development of new programs and/or revision of existing programs to improve the environmental literacy of K-12 teachers and their students. A successful project will also leverage NOAA assets, although use of non-NOAA assets is also encouraged. The target audiences for this funding opportunity are K-12 students, pre- and in-service teachers, and providers of pre-service teacher education and in-service teacher professional development. There is a special interest in projects that address reaching groups traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented in Earth System science. One group that has been identified as underserved is elementary level teachers and students.
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.

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.
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.

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.
Braitmayer Foundation Education GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/15/2011
The Foundation is interested in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: 1) Curricular and school reform initiatives. 2) Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. The Foundation is pleased to have its grants used as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sodexo School Engagement GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/15/2011
The Programs Funded Through This Grant Will Engage Teachers And Students, Grades K-12, In Learning About The Incidence Of Childhood Hunger In Their Community, And In Leading Meaningful Activities That Facilitate Access To Nutritious Food For All Children, Especially Those Most At Risk. The Sodexo School Engagement Grant Is Designed To Address The Need To Ensure That Every Child In The United States Grows Up With Access To Enough Nutritious Food. The Program Will Be Implemented Through A Service-learning “Semester Of Service” Focused On Childhood Hunger.
Melody Program GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/29/2011
Melody Program Helps K-12 School Instrumental Music Programs That Take Place During The Regular School Day
Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter SchoolsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/11/2011
The purpose of this competition (CFDA 84.282M) is to award grants to eligible applicants to enable them to replicate or expand high-quality charter schools with demonstrated records of success, including success in increasing student academic achievement. Eligible applicants may use their CSP funds to expand the enrollment of one or more existing charter schools by substantially increasing the number of available seats per school, or to open one or more new charter schools that are based on the charter school model for which the eligible applicant has presented evidence of success.


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.
P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/30/2011
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation For Children’s Education Has Grants Available Up To $1,000 To Be Awarded In 2011 To Educators Who Need Assistance To Further Their Program Goals. Applications May Be Made For A Grant Up To $1,000 To Support A New Or Evolving Program That Integrates The Arts Into Educational Programming. The Purpose Is To Aid And Support Teachers Who Wish To Establish An Effective Learning Tool Using The Arts In Teaching Children Who Learn Differently.
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.
National Center for Family Literacy and Better World Books Grants ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/19/2011
Wonderopolis — An Online Learning Destination For Educators And Families — Is Reigniting A Love Of Learning In Daily Life. Teachers Have Turned To Wonderopolis As A High-tech Resource For The Classroom That Fosters The Joy Of Learning In Children. Now, Your Organization Has The Opportunity To Receive A $500 Grant To Create New And Innovative Ways To Customize Wonderopolis In Your Community.
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.
Libri Foundation: Books for ChildrenUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/23/2011
The Libri Foundation Books for Children Grants donate new, quality, hardcover children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's department. The average total operating budget of a Books for Children grant recipient must be less than $40,000.
NSTA: Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science TeachingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/30/2011
The Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching recognize and honor full-time PreK-12 teachers of science who successfully use inquiry-based science to enhance teaching and learning in their classroom. Maximum award: $1,500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference, and $1,500 for the awardee.
Healthy People 2020 Community Innovations ProjectUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/5/2011
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit community-level projects that use Healthy People 2020 overarching goals, topic areas and objectives to promote improved heath at a community level. Proposed projects must address at least one of the Healthy People 2020 topics and incorporate at least one of the priorities that are linked to the Healthy People 2020 overarching goals. Priorities include opportunities for people of all ages to make choices for healthy living. Healthy living includes a wide range of topics, including physical activity & nutrition.
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.
School Library Book GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/31/2011
Eligibility: Schools. Fund uses: To promote a love of reading by providing books and reading materials to school libraries and students that need them. Contact: Alicia Reid, 202-263-4774; laurabushfoundation@cfncr.org.
Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the EnvironmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/30/2014
The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.

Deadlines: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects
January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects each year. 
Earthwatch Institute: FellowshipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/1/2013
The Earthwatch Institute offers educators fully-funded fellowships for hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and conservation on one of over 100 projects around the world. Maximum award: fully-funded fellowship. Eligibility: elementary, middle, and high school educators and administrators of any discipline. Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted.
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
Whole Kids FoundationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/31/2013
School Gardens are a vital educational tool. Every seed planted sprouts a New opportunity for Kids to cultive health eating habits. Teaching kids to garden Helps them learn about complex Topics like sustainability and Conservations, food system and community awareness.
Do Something Seed GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/31/2012
There is no deadline date!  This grant is targeted toward project ideas and programs that are just getting started. These grants can be used to jump-start your Program or to realize your Ideas for the first time. These are grants for All types of community action projects that you care about and are important to your community!
Heathy Breakfast-4-KidsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/15/2012
The Healhy Breakfast-4-Kids (HB4K) goal is to create and improve access to breakfast in schools nationwide as a means to lessen the huge negative impact of hungry children across our nation. The grants will support high  needs schools for the purpose of implementing universal breakfast in te classroom programs.
Field Trip GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/1/2012
Target Corporation is offering to fund school field trips that connect school curriculum to out-of-school experiences to K-12 schools nationwide.
Http://sites.target.com/slte/en/company/page.jap?contentld=WCMPO4-031880
Parent-Child Education ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/15/2011
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to promote positive parenting skills and behaviors, school readiness, parental school involvemenr, adult education, community economic development for a simultaneous impact on both parents and children in order to break the cycle of property.
Http://bit.ly/IR8odb
Florida Agricurure in the Classroom, Inc. 2012-13 Teacher GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/1/2012
Florida Agriculture In the Classroom, Inc's Teacher Grant program strives to Fund classroom projects that teach Florida school children about the importance of agriculture and introduce themro agriculture producers and representatives in their area.
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. 2012 Volunteer GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/1/2012
Florida Agriculture In the Classroom, Inc's Volunteer Grant program strives to fund classroom projects that teach Florida school children about the importance of agriculture and introduce them to agriculture producers and representatives in their area.
Annie's Garden GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/15/2012
Annie’s offers grants to school gardens that connect children directly to real food. These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies.
General Mills Champions for Healthy KidsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/30/2013
Launched in partnership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, this has become a flagship program of the General Mills Foundation, distributing more than $5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. Through the Champions for Healthy Kids program, the General Mills Foundation will award 50 grants of $10,000 to nonprofit organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth.
Teachers AskUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/20/2013
Teachers, Disney has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to help you get the classroom resources you need to bring your environmental projects to life.
Disney Friends for Change GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/10/2013
the Disney Friends for Change grants program is designed to help young people in the United States make lasting, positive change in the world. The program will support community-service projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others.

Grants of $1,000 will be awarded for youth-led service projects that demonstrate youth leadership, creativity, and a commitment to making a positive community impact. Service projects can be in any field, including the environment, human services, the arts, and athletics.

Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 in all fifty states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. (Youth younger than 13 years of age must have an adult prepare and submit their application.)

Lowe's 2013 Toolbox for Education Grant ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/15/2013
Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation has announced the opening of its Spring 2013 Toolbox for Education grant cycle. The program supports projects that encourage parent involvement in local schools and build stronger community spirit.

Ranging from $2,000 to $5,000,Toolbox for Education grants are awarded in support of projects that have a permanent impact on a school community, such as facility enhancement (indoor or outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean-up projects.

Lowe's will only consider grants for projects that can be completed within a year of receipt of the grant. A Toolbox grant can be used as part of a large-scale project like a playground, as long as the grant will be used to complete a phase of the project that can be completed within a twelve months of the award.

2014-15 InvenTeam Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/28/2014
the InvenTeam initiative provides opportunities for high school students to cultivate their creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving abilities and apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

InvenTeams comprised of high school students, teachers, and mentors receive grants of up to $10,000 to invent technological solutions to a problem of their choice. Projects can range 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 a day) when brainstorming ideas.

Youth Running ProgramsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/13/2013
The Saucony Run for Good Program has been created to encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children.

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is committed to informing the public about the cause and prevention of childhood obesity and provides funding to optimize the impact and success of community organizations that promote running and healthy-lifestyle programs for youth.

The foundation awards between ten and twenty grants a year for programs that encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children.

 
Toyota USA FoundationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K‐12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and environmental science.

A high priority is placed on the following:
Creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers.
Programs which are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approach; and, Cost‐effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort.

The Toyota USA Foundation reviews applications continually and does not have deadlines. The review process can take up to six months.
Toyota USA FoundationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/20/2013
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K‐12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and environmental science.

A high priority is placed on the following:
Creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers.
Programs which are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approach; and, Cost‐effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort.

The Toyota USA Foundation reviews applications continually and does not have deadlines. The review process can take up to six months.
Pioneer Drama ServiceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/30/2013
The Pioneer Drama Service is accepting video contest entries from middle and high schools to support drama programs nationwide.

Through The Show Must Go On contest, Pioneer Drama will award more than $10,000 in scripts and royalties to middle and high schools for three-minute videos created by students and staff that demonstrate why "the show must go on" on at their school. Videos should demonstrate what the drama club or program is like now and why it wants to win the contest. In addition, entries should address how the drama club or program helps the school and students, the obstacles has it overcome, and how putting on a play will touch other lives.

A Grand Prize-winner from each category, middle and high school, will be selected to receive $2,000 worth of Pioneer Drama scripts and royalties.
World We Want Foundation Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/18/2013
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference through a range of social action activities, including community service projects, service-learning projects, and social ventures. Qualified applications must have a project team of one or more youths, a partner organization that supports and sponsors the team, and a project mentor to guide and advise the team
Keeping Music Alive program!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/1/2013
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation is now accepting applications from underfunded music programs for in-kind donations of musical instruments.

Through its Keeping Music Alive program, the foundation will donate musical instruments to music programs that serve low-income communities and have little or no budget for musical instruments. Priority is given to programs serving the most students within a school population.

Public, private, and charter schools are invited to apply; however, schools must be eligible for funds under Title 1 and/or serve a population where at least 50 percent of the kids qualify for the National Lunch Program. Schools also must have an established instrumental music program (concert band, marching band, jazz band, and/or orchestra) that takes place during the regular school day and is at least three years old. Schools that offer Orff/classroom music only are not eligible to apply.

Pre-qualification forms must be received no later than August 1, 2013.
American Society of Plant BiologistsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/6/2013
the American Society of Plant Biologists to support education and outreach activities designed to advance knowledge and appreciation of plant biology.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to support education and outreach projects targeting youth, students, and the general public, including but not limited to the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative instructional materials or strategies in K-12 or undergraduate settings, science centers, and museums, and afterschool science clubs; projects that promote professional development in the area of plant biology for educators; professional development related to education and outreach for plant biologists and plant biologists in training; educational exhibits or displays in science museums, science centers, libraries, and other public venues; multimedia educational resources; and education and outreach collaborations between plant biologists and educators.

Annie's School GardensUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/31/2013
Annie’s offers grants to school gardens that connect children directly to real food.
These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies.
Target Field Trip GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/1/2013
Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private or charter school in the United States that maintains a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals or classified staff of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.

Target Field Trip Grant funds are best used for visits to art, science and cultural museums, community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials and supplies.

Online applications will be accepted between August 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. CT and October 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CT. We recommend you complete and submit your application as early as possible to avoid high traffic on the site as the deadline approaches. Only one submission per individual educator will be accepted. Maximum award: $700.

Air force Association Science GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/18/2013
The Air Force Association believes that one of the most significant means to affect student learning is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational needs of students. Each school year, the Association awards grants of up to $250 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning.
Environmental Excellance AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/1/2013
Each year we are inspired by stories of teachers and individuals making a difference for wildlife and wild places by inspiring our next generation of conservation leaders. They share our passion for helping to protect the world we share through education. Since 1993, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has recognized the outstanding efforts of educators across the country who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment by creating a conservation ethic in today's youth. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Environmental Educator of the Year provides national recognition, funding and a big “thank you” to the efforts of these exceptional environmental education leaders.

The Environmental Educator of the Year could be an outstanding youth or adult that has made outstanding efforts to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders.  Nominees can be formal or informal educators, but all must have demonstrated successes in motivating others to help preserve and protect our environment.  Nominees must be U.S. citizens and have a majority of their education success within the U.S.
The recipient of the Environmental Educator of the Year will receive $10,000 and an all expense paid trip to the 2014 National Science Teachers Association Conference.  They will be honored at an awards banquet at the conference.


Air Force Association: Science GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/10/2013
The Air Force Association believes that one of the most significant means to affect student learning is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational needs of students. Each school year, the Association awards grants of up to $250 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning.
Seeds for EducationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/15/2013
Project goals should focus on enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development, and increase the educational value of the site. Creativity in design is encouraged, but must show complete and thoughtful planning. The use of, and teaching about, native plants and the native-plant community is mandatory, and the native plants must be appropriate to the local ecoregion and the site conditions (soil, water, sunlight). The Project Coordinator should be knowledgeable and committed.

Examples of appropriate projects are:

•Wildflower gardens with habitat for butterflies or other pollinators
•Rainwater gardens that capture run-off and feature native plant communities
•Groves of trees or native shrubs that support birds and other wildlife
Cash awards range from $100 to $500. Funds are restricted to the purchase of native plants and seed for the grant-award year.
Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grants for Grades 6–8 TeachersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/8/2013
The purpose of this grant is to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that actively engage students in tasks and experiences to deepen and connect their content knowledge. For 2014-2015, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6–8. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium. Materials may not be calculators, computers, or related equipment.
The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Proposals must address the following: one or more of the Content Standards: number and operations, geometry, measurement, algebra; plan for developing and evaluating materials; and the anticipated impact on students’ learning.

The applicant must be a current (on or before October 15, 2013) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 15, 2013) NCTM PreK–8 school membership and currently teach mathematics in grades 6–8 at least 50 percent of the school day. Project activities are to be completed between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply
Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants for Grades 9–12 TeachersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/8/2013
The purpose of this grant is to create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. For 2014–2015, grants with a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 9–12. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium.
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. 
American Association of School Librarians Invites Applications for Innovative Reading ProjectsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/1/2014
The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, is accepting applications from school librarians for the AASL Innovative Reading Grant program.

One grant in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to support the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially among struggling readers.

Projects should promote the importance of reading and facilitate literacy development by supporting current reading research, practice, and policy. In addition, projects must be specifically designed for children (grades K-9) in the school library setting, encourage innovative ways to motivate and involve children in reading, and demonstrate potential to impact student learning.

American Electric Power Applications for 2014-2015 PreK-12 Classroom ProjectsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/28/2014
American Electric Power is accepting applications from pre-K-12 teachers for minigrants to support funding for classroom projects during the 2014-15 school year.

Through the Teacher Vision grant program, AEP supports projects that have an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to projects that promote science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency.

Special consideration will be given to projects that incorporate matching funds, community resources, and interdisciplinary or team-teaching projects. Funds may not be used for stipends or meals.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Strengthen Secondary EducationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/9/2014
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations supports innovative professional development programs that strengthen teachers in grades 9-12 and their teaching.

Projects may cover a wide range of initiatives intended to improve teaching. For example, projects might be designed to improve professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers, strengthen teaching skills, support practical research in teacher and high school education, or encourage innovative use of technology and new techniques for presentation of classroom materials in high schools.

Projects should aim to develop solutions with potential for wide application or replication by others.
Fiskars Corporation Orange Thumb Community Garden Grants and MakeoversUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/31/2013
The Fiskars Corporation , a global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden, and outdoors, has announced that it is accepting applications for 2014 Project Orange Thumb garden grants and makeovers in the United States and Canada.

Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb program provides tools, materials, and other support to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources.

The program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States and registered charities in Canada. Previous Project Orange Thumb grant recipients are not eligible for new awards.

Ten recipients will receive $5,000 in cash and tools, and one applicant will receive a complete garden makeover.

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
2014 Youth Garden Grant AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/6/2013
National Gardening Association is proud to announce the 2014 Youth Garden Grant award. This year’s award is brought to you by supporters of the National Gardening Association and generous contributions from Ames True Temper, High Mowing Seeds, Rustic Cedar, and Bonnie Plants, who will be supplying materials to the award winners. Twenty award winners will receive $1,000 in supplies and funding.
2014 White House K-12 Film FestivalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/29/2014
The White House is looking for videos that highlight the power of technology in schools. Films should address how kids currently use technology in classrooms or schools, and/or the role technology will play in education in the future. Maximum award: Finalists will have their short films shown at the White House; finalist videos may also be featured on the White House website, YouTube channel, and social media pages. Eligibility: students K-12.
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.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship Program Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/28/2014
The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship is for students pursuing majors related to health. This scholarship is based on your major (minors are not considered).

Recipients will receive a $2,500 award. See link attached for eligibility requirements.

LeTendre Education Fund ScholarshipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/15/2014
LeTendre scholarship funds are available to students who are homeless or who have been homeless during their K-12 school attendance, and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement.

According to federal law, a person who “lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence” is considered homeless. This includes people living in shelters, cars, motels, campgrounds, or places not meant for human habitation, as well as children and youth who are living with friends or relatives temporarily because they lack permanent housing.

Students who have not reached their 21st birthday by September 1, 2014, and who have completed no more than two years of college are eligible to apply. Applicants may be high school seniors, students enrolled in a GED or other alternative education program, or recent graduates/GED recipients.





There will be a minimum of two $1,500 scholarships awarded annually. The scholarship is a one-time award. Additional financial support may be available for scholars in subsequent years.

Horatio Alger National Scholarship ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/24/2014
As one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others.

The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.

Applications arre taken from August 1- October 24, 2014
Blacks at Microsoft ScholarshipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/1/2014
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.

2014-15 Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/1/2014
The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students provides financial awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their pursuit of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.
Recipients receive individual awards of up to $5,000 per academic year. Scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an accounting education (e.g.; tuition, fees, room and board, and/or books and materials only). Scholarship payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

The American Legion General ScholarshipUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/1/2014
Student must be direct descendent, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild or a legally adopted child of a member in good standing of The American Legion Department of Florida; or a deceased U.S. veteran who would have been eligible for membership in The American Legion, student must be in his or her senior year and attending a Florida high school, parents must be Florida residents.

General Scholarship: 1st - $2,500; 2nd - $2,000; 3rd - $1,000, 4th - 7th - $500
JROTC Cadet of the YearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/1/2014
Student must be enrolled in Florida high school and member of Air Force, Army, Marine, Navy or Coast Guard JROTC, parents must be Florida residents, must be in senior year of school, and must be chosen by JROTC commanding officer. Only one application per JROTC unit will be accepted.
High School Oratorical ContestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/1/2014
Student must be enrolled in state accredited high school program in grades 9-12.  Parents must be Florida residents.  This is a speech contest.
Application: No application necessary.  Contact local American Legion Post to enter or Department Headquarters, PO Box 547859, Orlando, FL 32854-7859; carol@floridalegion.org  phone: 407-295-2631 x235.
2014 ScottsMiracle-Gro GRO1000 Grassroots Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/17/2014
ScottsMiracle-Gro also provides GRO1000 Grassroots Grants to help foster community spirit and public service. Grassroots Grants of up to $1,500 are awarded to local communities to help bring edible gardens, flower gardens and public green spaces to neighborhoods across the United States.
2014 Mantis Tiller AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/7/2014
Mantis has provided the Mantis Awards to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities.
This year, NGA will select 25 outstanding applicants to receive Mantis tillers/cultivators. Any non-profit garden program may apply. In the past, winners have included schools, churches, correctional facilities, parks departments, youth camps, community gardens, and many others. These are groups turning minimal resources into bountiful gardens with far-reaching benefits, from increasing their community’s access to fresh nutritious foods to educating the public about the importance of gardening in our nation’s history.

Target - Arts, Culture & Design in SchoolsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/14/2014
Each Arts, Culture & Design in Schools Grant is $2,000. We accept grant applications between noon CST March 1 and noon CST April 30 each year. Target funds in-school arts programs that enhance students' classroom curricula by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs and workshops in schools. Programs must take place between September 2014 and August 2015.

Application period open from 12:00 noon, CST, March 1, 2014 to 12:00 noon, CST, April 30, 2014
Dollar General Summer Reading GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/27/2014
Summer Reading Grants provide funding to local nonprofit organizations and libraries to help with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs. Programs must target Pre-K through 12th grade students who are new readers, below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities.

2014 Siemens Competition Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/1/2014
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students, kicks off May 1, 2014.

Students who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Today, the Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students.

■Thursday, May 1, 2014: Registration Opens with Guidelines and Forms available.
■Tuesday, September 30, 2014:  All Competition Materials Due (Research Reports and additional Required Materials).
2014 AES Engineering ScholarshipUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/6/2014
This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Amount of award: $500.00
MUSIC IS REVOLUTION MINI-GRANTUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Music Is Revolution Foundation administers a mini-grant program for Music Is Revolution activities designed by teachers to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. Mini-grants up to $500 are available to teachers for music education activities of all types.  Public school teachers of children in grades K-12 may apply for funding.  Only projects that clearly contain a music education focus – that is, projects based on the concept of music education, through musical experiences, initiating students into a sense of their social, academic, and cultural identity, and humanizing them through the emotional, cognitive, and/or physical impact of music will be considered.

Applications for mini-grants are reviewed three times each year. Deadlines are January 15, April 15 and October 15.

Applications received after a deadline will be reviewed in the subsequent grant cycle. Applicants will be notified about the status of their mini-grants within 60 days of
each deadline.
The Lawrence FoundationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/30/2014
The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.

They award both program and operating grants and do not have any geographic restrictions on our grants.

 Eligible organizations include public schools, libraries, and nonprofits that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 Deadlines: April 30 and November 1 each year.
Bright House Networks Classroom Innovators GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Classroom Innovators Grants is an ongoing program to assist educators with classroom needs.

The program is available to educators who teach K-12 curriculum at public and private schools, or at an afterschool nonprofit program that are within Bright House Networks service areas.

Recipients are eligible to receive up to one grant per year, of no less than $250 and no greater than $500, to assist in their efforts to move students toward a brighter future through innovative learning. Multiple grants per cycle may be awarded within a Bright House Networks service area. Completed applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.

 Recipients will be notified within 30 days of submitting their completed application to Bright House Networks.

Fruit Tree 101Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
“Fruit Tree 101” is a program that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come.

The orchard donations involve, on average, a 12-20 tree minimum (not currently offering single trees) to public or nonprofit schools near existing irrigation sources (e.g. spigot or sprinklers).

The trees, materials, orchard installation design work, and onsite environmental curriculum with students are all donated, free of charge for the benefit of the school and its students
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