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  • April 25--Secondary school principals: Applications are due for the National Principal of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Teachers, students, parents, and community members may nominate middle-level and high school principals of grades 6-12. One winner in each state will be selected by N.A.S.S.P. state affiliates and will advance to national competition, in which the winner will receive a $7,500 grant. Contact: N.A.S.S.P., 1904 Association Dr., Reston Va. 22091; (703) 860-0200.

April 28--Library research: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Online and Dial-in Access to a Statewide Multitype Library Database Demonstration Project, which provides grants for research and demonstration programs related to the improvement of libraries. An estimated one award of $2.5 million will be awarded to an institution of higher learning or a public or private agency, institution, or organization. Contact: Neal Kaske or Louise V. Sutherland, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 404, Washington, D.C. 20208-5571; (202) 219-1315.

  • April 29--Environmental education: Applications are due for the Global Youth Forum, sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Program. Students under 25 years of age who are interested in the environment are eligible to apply to attend the forum, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: Terry Marshall, G.Y.F., 1420 K St., N.W., 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 371-0200.

April 29--Technology education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Fund for Innovation in Education: Technology Education Program, which provides assistance to develop materials for educational television and radio programming for use in elementary and secondary education. An estimated 20 awards ranging from $5,000 to $200,000 each will be awarded to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher learning, private schools, and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions. Contact: Beverly Coleman or Adria White, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 502, Washington, D.C. 20208-5644; (202) 219-2116.

April 30--Art: Applications are due for the 1994 National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute. Teachers of all subjects in grades K-12 are invited to apply for the six-day summer-enrichment workshops, and are encouraged to apply in teams of two or three. A total of 150 teachers will be selected to participate in the program, which will focus on modern art and take place in three separate sessions from July through August. Contact: T.I., Education Division, N.G.A., Washington, D.C. 20565; (202) 842-6261.

  • May 1--Crafts education: Applications are due for the Create-a-Craft School Grant Program, sponsored by the Association of Crafts and Creative Industries. Public school districts are eligible to apply to receive a library of 17 demonstration videotapes for students, an overview videotape for educators, project guides, and other craft resources. Contact: A.C.C.I., C.C.S.G.P., 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., P.O. Box 2188, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2188; (800) 294-5680.

May 1--Humanities teachers: Applications are due for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Teacher-Scholar Awards. Full-time teachers of humanities subjects are invited to apply for funding for one academic year of full-time independent study in history, literature, the classics, foreign languages, or other disciplines of the humanities. Contact: N.E.H.T.S.A., 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 302, Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 606-8377.

May 1--Music: Applications are due for the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp Scholarship, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Two scholarships of $250 each will be awarded to instrumentalists, and two scholarships of $125 each will be awarded to voice students, to attend the high-school-camp sessions of the Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University. Contact: Robert W. Hartwell, Director, S.C.F.M.C., E.K.U., Richmond, Ky. 40475; (606) 622-3161.

  • May 1--Student essay contest: Entries are due for the Vegetarian Resource Group's essay contest on vegetarianism. Students should submit an essay of approximately two to three pages, based on research, interviews, and/or personal beliefs. A $50 savings bond will be awarded in each of three categories: ages 8 and under, ages 9-13, and ages 14-18. Contact: V.R.G., P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, Md. 21203.
  • May 2--Scholarships for Hispanic students: Applications are due for the Academic All-Stars Scholarship Competition, sponsored by Telemundo Group Inc., a Spanish-language television network. Eligible are Hispanic students who plan to enter college in the fall of 1994, face financial hardship, will have at least a 3.0 grade-point average upon graduation, and demonstrate community involvement. Five national winners will receive scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Contact: T.G., 2470 West Eighth Ave., Hialeah, Fla. 33010; (305) 884-9611.
  • May 2--Teacher dissertations: Entries are due for the 12th annual competition for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award, sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators. The award will recognize exemplary doctoral-level research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. Contact: Gerald H. Krockover, Purdue University, School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Education, 1442 Liberal Arts and Education Bldg., West Lafayette, Ind. 47907-1442.
  • May 13--Parent training: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Parent Information and Training Programs, to provide coordination and technical assistance. An estimated one award of $75,000 will be awarded to a private, nonprofit organization. Contact: Beverly Brightly, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3322, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2649; (202) 205-9561.

May 18--Educational technology: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Technology, Educational Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program, to support the projects and centers for advancing availability, quality, use, and effectiveness of technology, educational media, and materials in the education of children and youths with disabilities. An estimated five awards of $200,000 each will be awarded to institutions of higher education, state and local education agencies, public agencies, and private nonprofit or for-profit organizations. Contact: Darlene Crumblin, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3525, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2641; (202) 205-8953.

May 30--Special education: Entries are due for the Special Educator of the Year Contest, sponsored by Edmark Corporation. Certified teachers or therapists are invited to submit a two- to three-page description of an innovative instructional program that uses an Edmark educational product. One winner will receive a personal computer plus a $2,000 Edmark gift cerificate, and five runners-up will each receive a $1,000 Edmark gift certificate. Contact: E.C., 6727 185th Ave., N.E., P.O. Box 3218, Redmond, Wash. 98073-3218; (800) 362-2890.

  • June 1--Crafts education: Applications are due for the Create-a-Craft School Grant Program, sponsored by the Association of Crafts and Creative Industries. Public school districts are eligible to apply to receive a library of 17 demonstration videotapes for students, an overview videotape for educators, project guides, and other craft resources. Contact: A.C.C.I., C.C.S.G.P., 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., P.O. Box 2188, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2188; (800) 294-5680.
  • June 3--Community service: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Urban Community Service Program, to provide grants to urban academic institutions to work with private and civic organizations in devising and implement solutions to problems in their communities. An estimated four to five grants of $220,000 each will be awarded to nonprofit municipal universities and other higher-education institutions. Contact: Patricia W. Gore, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Portals Bldg., Courtyard Level, Washington, D.C. 20202-5251; (202) 260-3262.
  • June 10--Education innovation: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Fund for Innovation in Education Program, to award grants to support projects that show promise of identifying and disseminating innovative educational approaches at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. An estimated 20 grants of $300,000 each will be awarded to state educational agencies and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions. Contact: Bryan Gray, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 522, Washington, D.C. 20208-5524; (202) 219-1496.
  • June 13--Disability issues: Entries are due for the EDI (Equality, Dignity, and Independence) Awards, sponsored by the National Easter Seal Society. Journalism, advertising, photography, and television professionals are eligible to submit a summary of an original work published between June 1, 1993, and May 31, 1994, that furthers public understanding of disability issues. Contact: N.E.S.S., 230 West Monroe St., Suite 1800, Chicago, Ill. 60606; (312) 726-6200.
  • July 1--Chemistry: Applications are due for travel grants from the American Chemical Society. Grants of up to $500 can be used to cover travel expenses for high school teachers to attend either an A.C.S. or National Science Teachers Association regional or national meeting in 1995. Contact: A.C.S., Education Division, Room 806, 1155 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 872-6328.
  • July 1--Crafts education: Applications are due for the Create-a-Craft School Grant Program, sponsored by the Association of Crafts and Creative Industries. Public school districts are eligible to apply to receive a library of 17 demonstration videotapes for students, an overview videotape for educators, project guides, and other craft resources. Contact: A.C.C.I., C.C.S.G.P., 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., P.O. Box 2188, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2188; (800) 294-5680.
  • Sept. 1--Golf scholarships: Applications are due for the Chrysler Junior Golf Scholarship Program. Forty $1,000 educational scholarships will be awarded to students ages 12-18 planning to attend college. Students should have an interest in golf, but winners will be selected based on academic achievements and extracurricular activities and applicants need not be competitive golfers. Contact: Regina Borgia, C.J.G.S.P., (212) 484-7412.
  • October 31--Foreign-language teaching: Applications are due for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Fellows Program for Foreign-Language Teachers. Foreign-language teachers of grades K-12 who have spent at least three years in full-time teaching prior to the fellowship summer are eligible to apply. Recipients receive a $3,750 stipend for six weeks study abroad to improve their linguistic and cultural proficiency. Contact: N.E.H.-F.P.F.L.T., Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn.; (203) 439-2282.

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