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Jan. 31--Social studies: Nominations are due for the Middle States Council for the Social Studies 1993-1994 awards, recognizing educators in the field of the social studies. Nominators must be members of the M.S.C.S.S., and nominators and nominees must be educators. Contact: Edward J. Rielly, 25 Clay Ave., Apt. 406, Scranton, Pa. 18510-2192.

Feb. 1--Music: Applications are due for the Interlochen scholarship program, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Two partial scholarships of $1,635 each will be awarded for eight weeks of summer music study at Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Mich. The scholarship competition is open to students in grades 10-12 who are currently studying piano, voice, or orchestral instruments. Contact: Van Mills, 2710 Leland Dr., Jackson, Mich. 49203; (517) 782-8703.

Feb. 1--Music: Applications are due for the Stillman-Kelley Scholarship for the Southeastern region, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. The first-place winner will receive $1,000, and the second-place winner $500, for further music study. Applicants must not have reached their 17th birthday by March 1 of the year of auditions. Contact: N.F.M.C., 1336 North Delaware St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46202; (317) 638-4003.

Feb. 1--Science: Entries are due for the ExploraVision competition, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and Toshiba. Students in grades K-12, working in teams of three or four under the supervision of a teacher, are invited to submit a description paper and a story board illustrating technology at work in the community. Four winning teams will receive savings bonds ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Contact: N.S.T.A., E.V. Awards, 1742 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009; (202) 328-5800.

Feb. 3--Students with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Children With Severe Disabilities Program, for model in-service training projects to prepare personnel to educate students with severe disabilities in general-education classrooms. An estimated three awards ranging from $155,000 to $170,000 each will be awarded to a public or nonprofit private organization or institution. Contact: Dawn Hunter, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4620, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2644.

Feb. 11--Science and technology: Entries are due for the NYNEX Science and Technology Awards, sponsored by the NYNEX Foundation and administered by the National Science Teachers Association. Teams of two to four high school students from New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are invited to devise practical solutions to community problems using science and technology. The three top teams will receive will be awarded development grants totaling $250,000 to bring their winning ideas closer to reality. Contact: (800) 9X-TEAMS.

  • Feb. 11--Vocational education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Cooperative Demonstration Project--Community Education Employment Centers program, which provides financial assistance for projects to improve access to high-quality vocational-education programs for disadvantaged youths in both urban and rural areas. An estimated four grants of about $500,000 each will be awarded to state and local education agencies, postsecondary educational institutions, and other public or private institutions. Contact: Kate Holmberg, Special Programs Branch, Division of National Programs, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S.E.D., Switzer Building, Room 4512, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-7327; (202) 205-5563.
  • Feb. 15--Violence prevention: Proposals are due for institutes and workshops for "Violence Prevention and Building Our Diverse Communities,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association for Mediation in Education, to be held July 22-27 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Contact: NAME, 205 Hampshire House, Box 33635, U.M., Amherst, Mass. 01003-3635; (413) 545-2462.
  • Feb. 18--Community involvement: Applications are due for the second annual Community Award for Excellence in Education, sponsored by the National Alliance of Business and Scholastic Inc. The award recognizes communities that have demonstrated progress in educating all children successfully through the improvement of schools. The winning community will be honored in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., and featured in Scholastic's America's Agenda magazine. Contact: C.A.E.E., c/o Center for Excellence in Education, N.A.B., 1201 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005-3917; (800) 787-1212.
  • Feb. 28--Fiction contest: Submissions are due for the 15th annual fiction contest, sponsored by Highlights for Children magazine. Three winners will receive $1,000 each for the best previously unpublished action/adventure fiction for children. Stories should not exceed 900 words, and should not contain violence, crime, or derogatory humor. Contact: F.C., H.F.C., 803 Church St., Honesdale, Pa. 18431; (717) 253-1080.

Feb. 28--Geography: Entries are due for the fifth annual American Express Geography Competition, sponsored by the American Express Philanthropic Program, for students in grades 6-12. Eighteen teams of students will share the $100,000 in prize money. Contact: (800) 395-GLOBE.

March 1--Arts education: Applications are due for the Reston Prize, sponsored by Arts Education Policy Review, to recognize the best policy paper on the relationship between K-12 arts education and higher education. Applicants should submit a previously unpublished manuscript of 3,500 to 4,000 words. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the review. Contact: R.P., A.E.P.R., Heldref Publications, 1319 18th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-1802.

March 1--Arts education: Applications are due for the Young Writers' Award, sponsored by Arts Education Policy Review, to recognize the best policy paper on any subject concerning K-12 arts education. Entrants must be under 35 years old and submit a previously unpublished manuscript of 3,500 to 4,000 words. Winners will receive a $500 prize and publication in the review. Contact: Y.W.A., A.E.P.R., Heldref Publications, 1319 18th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-1802.

  • March 1--Epilepsy scholarship: Applications are due for the third annual Parke-Davis Epilepsy Scholarship Program. High school seniors with epilepsy who have excelled in both academics and extracurricular activities are encouraged to apply. Fourteen winners will share $42,000 in grants and attend a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Contact: Susanna Silverman, P.D. E.S.P., c/o Intramed, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10036; (800) 972-7503.

March 1--History and social studies: Applications are due for the 1994 James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards, for in-service high school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies and for graduating or recently graduated collegians who wish to become secondary school teachers of these subjects. The $24,000 awards cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board associated with study leading to master's degrees in American history or political science or education with concentrations in the framing, principles, and history of the U.S. Constitution. Stipends cover five years of part-time study by teachers or two years of full-time study by recent baccalaureates. At least one fellowship is awarded annually to a recipient in each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, taken together, the other territories. Contact: James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, Iowa, 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; fax: (319) 337-1204.

March 1--School libraries: Applications are due for the 1994 Leadership Development Grant, sponsored by the International Association of School Librarianship, to encourage school-library leadership in developing countries. The grant will enable the winner to attend the 1995 I.A.S.L. conference in Nigeria. Contact: The Secretariate, I.A.S.L., P.O. Box 19856, Kalamazoo, Mich. 49019.

March 1--Music: Applications are due for the Brevard Music Center Scholarship, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. One $1,850 scholarship will be awarded for six weeks of summer study at the music center in Brevard, N.C. The competition is open to students of band and orchestral instruments who must have reached their 13th but not their 21st birthday by March 1 of the contest year. Contact: Mrs. Robert E.L. Freeman, 30 Heathwood Circle, Columbia, S.C. 29205; (803) 256-1090.

March 1--Summer seminars: The Division of Fellowships and Seminars of the National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for summer seminars on a variety of texts in the humanities. Full-time or regular part-time teachers of grades 7-12 at public, private, or parochial schools are invited to apply for one seminar. For each seminar, 15 teachers will be awarded stipends of $2,450, $2,825, or $3,200 each, depending on the length of the seminar. Contact: Public Information Office, N.E.H., 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 606-8443.

  • March 1--Teacher recognition: Applications are due for the third annual Teacher Induction Program, sponsored by the National Teachers Hall of Fame. Candidates eligible for induction must have classroom-teaching experience in prekindergarten through 12th grade, and must be, or have been, certified public or nonpublic school teachers. Five teachers will be selected for induction at a ceremony in Emporia, Kan. Contact: N.T.H.F., 1320 C of E Drive, Emporia, Kan. 66801; (800) 96-TEACH or (316) 341-5660.
  • March 11--Indian education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Formula Grant Program of the Indian Education Act of 1988, to supplement projects that meet the special-education and culturally related academic needs of American Indian children. An estimated 1,203 awards ranging from $580 to $1,430,000 each will be awarded to local educational agencies, certain schools operated by Indian tribes, and organizations that received funds under this program in fiscal 1988. Contact: Sandra Spaulding, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2177, Washington, D.C. 20202-6335.
  • March 11--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Knowledge Dissemination and Utilization Program, to support activities that will insure that rehabilitation knowledge generated from projects and centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research is fully utilized to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. An estimated one award of $250,000 will be awarded to a public or private nonprofit or for-profit agency or organization. Contact: Dianne Villines, U.S.E.D., Switzer Building, Room 3417, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-2704; (202) 205-9141; TDD: (202) 205-8887.


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