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Student Scholarships And Awards
Feb. 19--Engineering: Submissions are due for the "Bridges Across America" design competition, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Holt Education, and the K'NEX Education Division. Students in grades K-12 are asked to build the lightest bridge--using K'NEX materials--that supports the most weight. Prizes include computer equipment and $1,200 in classroom gift certificates for the winning students and their schools. Contact: K'NEX Education Division, PO Box 700, Hatfield, PA 19440-0700; (888) ABC-KNEX; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.knex.com.
March 1--Art: Submissions are due for the Whootie Owl Art contest, sponsored by Whootie Owl Productions. Student artists, ages 6-12, should create an illustration for any story from the Whootie Owl's "Stories to Grow By" World Wide Web site. Every student who submits an illustration will receive a free audiocassette of the stories. Contact: Elaine Lindy, WOP, Whootie Owl's Art Contest, PO Box 600344, Newtonville, MA 02460-0004; (617) 244-0106; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.storiestogrowby.com.
*March 1--Restaurant industry: Applications are due for undergraduate scholarships from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The foundation offers college scholarships for high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the restaurant industry. Eligible seniors should have a minimum grade point average of 2.75, taken a food-service course or worked a minimum of 250 hours in a restaurant, and have gained admission to a restaurant- or hospitality-related postsecondary program. Contact: Scholarship Program, NRAEF, 250 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60606; (800) 765-2122, ext. 733.
*June 15--Drug-abuse prevention: Submissions are due for the "Say No to Drugs" essay contest, sponsored by the Piano Princess, a musical group that performs a show called "Get High on Music Not Drugs." Students ages 8 to 17 are asked to write a 500-word essay about why they chose to stay drug- and alcohol-free. The first-place winner will receive $500, the second-place winner will get $300, and the third-place winner will receive $200. Contact: PP, 88 Petersburg Road, Petersburg, NJ 08270.
Teacher Fellowships And Awards
Feb. 12--Holocaust studies: Applications are due for the Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The program seeks to develop a national corps of skilled secondary school teachers who can serve as leaders in Holocaust education in their schools. Fellows are expected to use this experience to create outreach projects in their schools, communities, or professional organizations. History, social studies, and English teachers, as well as library or instructional-media specialists, are encouraged to apply. All applicants must teach at a school in the United States. Contact: Barbara Casana, MTFP, Education Division, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 314-7826; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ushmm.org.
March 1--Ecology: Entries are due for the 1999 Rainforest Workshop scholarship drawing, sponsored by Rainforest Workshops. The workshops offer teachers the opportunity to engage in research with orinthologists, marine biologists, canopy researchers, geographers, and biodiversity experts in the Amazon, Belize, Costa Rica, and Kenya. All K-12 educators are encouraged to enter for a $1,000 workshop scholarship. Contact: Frances Gatz, RW, 801 Devon Place, Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 669-6806; e-mail: [email protected].
*March 1--Teacher seminars: Applications are due for summer teacher institutes, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanitites. K-12 administrators, teachers, and librarians who are selected to participate in a seminar or institute will be awarded a stipend to cover travel costs, books, and research and living expenses. Contact: NEH, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8282.
*May 16--Performing arts: Applications are due for the "Teaching Shakespeare in the Classroom" teacher-training institute, sponsored by the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. The three-day institute is an interdisciplinary, performance-based approach that integrates history, social customs, literature, language arts, and the visual and performing arts. The cost of the institute ranges from $300 to $500. Contact: Celeste KSF, 1114 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40203; (502) 583-8738; fax: (502) 583-8751; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.kyshakes.org.
March 15--Public policy: Applications are due for the Ian Axford Fellowships in public policy, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund of New York. The fellowship gives American educators at the midcareer level the opportunity to study, travel, and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand. The program aims to reinforce links between New Zealand and the United States, improve public-policy development, and build a network of public-policy experts on both sides of the Pacific. Contact: Robin Osborn, CFNY, 1 E. 75th St., New York, NY 10021-2692; (212) 606-3809; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.cmwf.org.
April 1--Human rights: Nominations are due for the Pearl S. Buck Award, sponsored by Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The award, which honors the college's most famous alumna, recognizes women whose lives and achievements reflect the late author's commitment to human dignity and understanding. Nominees for the award should exhibit a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding, human rights, children, or the artistic portrayal of a culture. The award has a $10,000 honorarium. Contact: RMWC, Pearl S. Buck Committee, Office of the President, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503-1526.
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