A symbol (*) marks deadlines that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Sept. 15--Sociology of education: The Sociology of Education Association is calling for presentations on the theme "Stratification of Educational Opportunities in an Era of Waning Affirmative Action," for its annual conference, Feb. 21-23, 1997, in Monterey, Calif. The organization invites papers that will advance research in the sociology of education, particularly concerning the social effects of changes in the conceptualization and implementation of affirmative action in educational institutions and issues of faculty as well as student stratification. Contact: Melissa Herman, Stanford University, Sociology Department, Bldg. 120, Stanford, Calif. 94305-2047; (415) 723-1692; fax: (415) 725-6471; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.; or Russell Rumberger, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93106; (805) 893-3385; fax: (805) 893-7264; e-mail: email@example.com.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Oct. 1--Poster contest: Entries are due for the "Building a Peaceful World" poster contest, sponsored by the Lions Club International. Students ages 11-13 are asked to depict their interpretation of the theme in pencil, crayon, pen, marker, paint, or chalk. Schools and youth groups interested in participating must be sponsored by a local Lions club. The grand-prize winner will receive a trip to New York City with two family members and a cash award of $1,500. Contact: LCI, (800) 288-8846.
* Oct. 15--Playwriting competition: Entries are are due for the 1997 Young Playwrights Festival National Playwriting Competition, sponsored by Young Playwrights Inc. The competition is open to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents ages 18 or younger. The choice of style, subject matter, and length is up to the writer. Every writer who submits a play will receive a written evaluation of his or her play by a theater professional. Selected writers will be awarded a free trip to New York City to participate in YPI's spring 1997 conference, a weeklong playwright-development program; their plays will be considered for professional off-Broadway production. Contact: 1997 Young Playwrights Festival, Dept. X, 321 W. 44th St., Suite 906, New York, N.Y. 10036; (212) 307-1140.
Oct. 31--Coca-Cola scholarships: Applications are due for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation college-scholarship program, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Co. The awards are open to high school seniors in the United States who attend school in a participating Coca-Cola bottler's territory. Scholars are evaluated on the basis of leadership in their schools and communities, academic achievements, and motivation to succeed. Fifty-one national scholars will receive awards of $20,000 each; 101 regional scholars will receive $4,000 awards. Contact: Coca-Cola, (800) 306-COKE; Web site: http://www.cocacola.com/scholars.
TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
* Oct. 30--Teacher education: Applications are due for the Performing Arts Center and Schools: Partners in Education Institute to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., May 7-11, 1997. The institute is designed to promote school-community partnerships in the performing arts, with special focus on the education of teachers. Up to 14 two-person teams, consisting of a representative from the performing arts center and from a neighboring school system, are selected for participation. Contact: Performing Arts Centers and Schools Program, JFKCPA, Washington, D.C. 20566-0004; (202) 416-8806; fax: (202) 416-8802.
* Nov. 15--Science-teacher award: Entries are due for the Philips Media Hands-On-Science Teacher Award, sponsored by Philips Media and the National Science Teachers Association. The award recognizes teachers who best use computers to enhance their science teaching and their students' hands-on learning. K-8 science teachers are eligible. Entrants are asked to submit a description of their innovative use of computers and hands-on-learning manipulatives in the classroom. The grand-prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and $750 toward attending the NSTA's national convention in New Orleans, La., in April 1997. Ten runner-ups will each receive $100, a one-year NSTA membership, and their choice of science software from Philips Media. Contact: NSTA Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100; Web site: http://www.nsta.org or http://www.philipsmedia.com/teacherslounge.
* Dec. 1--Taft educators' scholarship: Applications are due for the William Howard Taft University educators' scholarship program. The award, valued at $10,650, will include all tuition, registration, and application fees in the university's independent-study Doctor of Education program. The program does not require any seminar or classroom attendance; students may keep their full-time jobs and live anywhere. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree and two years' teaching or educational-administration experience. Contact; WHTU, 201 E. Sandpointe Ave., Office 330, Santa Ana, Calif. 92707-5703; (800) 882-4555.
* Jan. 10--Eleanor Roosevelt teacher fellowships: Applications are due for the Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships, sponsored by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. The fellowships, which range from $1,000 to $10,000, are available to K-12 women public school teachers interested in transforming the nation's classrooms into gender-equitable learning environments. Teachers must have at least three years' full-time experience; part of the applicant's teaching assignment must be in math, science, or technology. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must plan to teach for at least three years after the fellowship year. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Dept. 92, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716 ext. 92.
* Jan. 31--Environmental awards: Entries are due for the 1997 "A Pledge and a Promise" Environmental Awards, sponsored by the Anheuser-Busch Theme Parks. The program is open nationwide and offers three awards for school groups in four categories--K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and college-level--for projects that improve the environment. Project entries will be judged on students' accomplishments in four areas of environmental improvement. A total of 13 awards will be presented, including a first-place award of $12,500, a second-place award of $5,000, and a third-place award of $2,500. In addition, a grand prize of $20,000 will go to the school-group entry in any of the four categories that excels in overall creativity, innovation, and positive environmental impact. Contact: "A Pledge and a Promise" Environmental Awards, Sea World Education Department, 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando, Fla. 32821; (407) 363-2389; Web site: http://www.bev.net/education/SeaWorld.
* Feb. 1--Wright fellowship: Applications are due for the Wright Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University, for secondary school teachers of science. The yearlong fellowship offers teachers time to pursue projects related to their field while in residence at the university in Medford, Mass. A salary of $35,000 plus benefits and a moving stipend are included. Contact: Ronnee Yashon, Educational Coordinator, WCSE, TU, 4 Colby St., Medford, Mass. 02155; (617) 628-5000, ext. 5394; fax: (617) 627-3995; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/index.html.
March 1--James Madison fellowship: Applications are due for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship, sponsored by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. The fellowship is awarded to in-service secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies in grades 7-12, and to graduating or graduated collegians who wish to become secondary school teachers in those subjects. Each year at least one award of up to $24,000 covers tuition, fees, books, room, and board associated with study leading to a master's degree in American history, 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. Contact: JMFP, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; fax: (319) 337-1204; e-mail: email@example.com.
* Oct. 18--Education-reporting awards: Nominations are due for the Benjamin Fine Awards for Outstanding Education Reporting, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Entries must have been published in a newspaper or magazine between Oct. 16, 1995, and Oct. 14, 1996. The grand-prize winner will receive $1,500. Contact: Robert Prouty, Public Relations, NASSP, Department E, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Va. 20191; (703) 860-7331; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 23--Fulbright scholarships: Applications are due for the 1997-98 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program, sponsored by the United States Information Agency, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and the Institute for International Education. The awards are intended for graduate study abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the beginning date of the grant. All applicants are required to have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out their proposed study or research. Full grants provide round-trip international travel, maintenance for the duration of the grant, a research allowance, and tuition waivers. Contact: U.S. Student Programs Division, IIE, (212) 984-5330.
* Dec. 1--Early-childhood teaching awards: Nominations are due for the Kohl/McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards. The awards are open to full-time teachers in the six-county Chicago metropolitan area (Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, and Will counties) who have taught full-time for at least three years. Contact: Kohl/McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards, (312) 335-KIDS.
Dec. 20--Career-education awards: Entries are due for the American Association for Career Education Citations for Career Education Initiatives--Programs, Practices, and Publications That Work, sponsored by the American Association for Career Education. The Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Career Education are offered each year for student, staff, and employee education and training, management, counseling, assessment, evaluation, and research, as well as curriculum design and delivery, career-resource centers, partnerships, coalitions, collaboratives, and various publications. Contact: Pat Nellor Wickwire, 2900 Amby Place, Hermosa Beach, Calif. 90254-2216; (310) 376-7378.