A symbol (*) marks deadlines that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.
Student Scholarships And Awards
*Nov. 1--College scholarships: Submissions are due for the Target All-Around Scholarship, sponsored by Target Stores. Five $10,000 scholarships and more than 1,800 scholarships of $1,000 each are available to high school seniors or college students under age 24 who demonstrate a commitment to community service and volunteerism. Applications are available from local Target stores or online at www.target.com
Dec. 10--Character education: Submissions are due for the "Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul" Award, which will recognize projects designed by middle-level students using the book Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul. Projects will be judged on how they benefit the community and use character traits portrayed in the book. Three cash prizes, of $3,000, $1,500, and $500, will be presented to the libraries of the winners' schools. Contact: CSKS, PO Box 10879, Costa Mesa, CA 92627; (949) 645-5240; fax: (949) 645-3203.
*Dec. 17--Reading: Submissions are due for Letters About Literature 2000, the 17th annual writing competition sponsored by Weekly Reader and King's College. Students will be divided into grades 4-7 and grades 8-12, and judges will award $100 to five winning essays in each level. Contact: LAL 2000, King's College c/o The Graduate Reading Program, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.
Jan. 26--Peace: Submissions are due for the National Peace Essay Contest, sponsored by the United States Institute for Peace. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to compete for college scholarships. Contact: Education Program, USIP, 1200 17th St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 429-3854; fax: (202) 429-6063; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.usip.org.
Teacher Fellowships And Awards
*Oct. 15--Literacy: Applications are due for the Elva Knight Research Grant, sponsored by the International Reading Association. Up to seven grants worth up to $5,000 each will be awarded for research addressing significant questions in the disciplines of reading and literacy. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600;
Oct. 15--Math and science: Applications are due for a new grant program, sponsored by the Toshiba America Foundation, that aims to encourage better hands-on teaching of mathematics and science in elementary schools. Fifty grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to teachers of grades K-6. Contact: TFA, 126 E. 56th St., New York, NY 10022; (212) 588-0820; fax: (212) 588-0821; e-mail: [email protected].
Oct. 15--Teacher exchange: Applications are due for the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency. The program is open to administrators and teachers in K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities. Educators wishing to apply should be U.S. citizens, have full-time positions, with at least three years' experience, and be fluent in English. Participants in the program will continue to be paid by their home schools while teaching abroad. Contact: Tiffany Swanson, Outreach Specialist, USIA Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, 600 Maryland Ave. S.W., Suite 320, Washington, DC 20024; (800) 726-0479; Web site: www.usia.gov.
*Nov. 1--Continuing education: Submissions are due for the Target Teachers Scholarship, sponsored by Target Stores. Each of the company's 916 stores nationwide will award two $500 scholarships in its local community, and 96 scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded nationally. Applications are available from local Target stores or online at www.target.com.
Jan. 11--International education: Applications are due for the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, sponsored by the Institute of International Education. Teachers and administrators of grades 1-12 are eligble to apply for the three-week study visit to Japan, funded by the Japanese government. Those interested must provide proposals for sharing the experience with their schools and communities. Contact: IIE, 1400 K St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005-2403; (888) 527-2636; fax: (202) 326-7698; e-mail: [email protected].
*Jan. 15--Education administration: Applications are due for scholarships, sponsored by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. A total of $200,000 will be granted to cover full and partial tuition to independent school teachers and administrators seeking a master's degree in educational administration from Teachers College. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, TC, CU; (212) 678-3156; Web site: www.klingenstein.org.
*Jan. 15--Fellows program: Applications are due for the Joseph Klingenstein Fellows Program, sponsored by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. The institute seeks to gather eight to 12 teachers, with the goal of strengthening their careers through study and camaraderie. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, TC, CU; (212) 678-3156; Web site: www.klingenstein.org.
*Jan. 15--Summer institute: Applications are due for the Klingenstein Summer Institute, sponsored by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. The institute seeks to bring together 50 teachers who have two to five years of experience, with the aim of challenging them to explore different teaching styles and educational philosophies and issues. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, TC, CU; (212) 678-3156; Web site: www.klingenstein.org.
Jan. 20--Science education: Proposals are due for the Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Teachers, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association. The grants will provide up to $10,000 to pay for one-year programs designed to foster science education. The program is open to K-12 science teachers. Contact: Toyota TAPESTRY Grants, c/o NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852.
Feb. 11, 2000--Holocaust education: Applications are due for the Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Division of Education of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Mandel Associated Foundations. Up to 25 secondary school educators will be named fellows and will attend a five-day summer seminar. Contact: Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, Education Division, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 488-0456; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ushmm.org
*March 1, 2000--American history: Applications are due for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship, sponsored by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. At least one fellowship, designed to strengthen instruction about the U.S. Constitution, is awarded annually to secondary school teachers of American history, social studies, or American government. Contact: James Madison Fellowship Program, PO Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; fax: (319) 337-1204; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.jamesmadison.com.
Oct. 1--Humanities: Nominations are due for summer stipends, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $4,000 awards will support full-time work on projects that are intended to make a significant contribution to the humanities. Projects must last two full months and run between May 1 and Sept. 30, 2000. Contact: NEH Fellowships and Summer Stipends, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Room 318, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8551; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.neh.gov.
Vol. 19, Issue 5, Page 38