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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

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. 11, 2000—Discover Card scholarships: Applications are due for the Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships, co-sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators. Nine scholarships will be available in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in overseas schools with U.S. citizens or resident aliens. Up to $27,500 will be awarded per individual. The contest is open only to high school juniors. Contact: Discover Card Tribute Award Program/AASA, 1808 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; phone: (703) 938-8725; Web site; www.aasa.org/discover.htm.

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: essay_contest@usip.org; Web site: www.usip.org.

*Feb. 15—Journalism: Applications are due for the Messenger-Anderson Scholarships, sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. A total of $240,000 will be given to high school seniors and undergraduate college students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degrees in journalism at an accredited four-year colleges or universities. Contact: NGLTF, 1700 Kalorama Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20009-2624; (202) 332-6483; Web site: www.ngltf.org.

March 31—News writing: Submissions are due for the "News of the Century" contest, sponsored by Copernicus Interactive and USA Today Education, in which students are asked to write a newspaper that covers all of the major events of last 100 years. Entries will posted on-line, and winning entries will be included in a special publication. Contact: Andrew Edson, Rivkin & Associates, (212) 213-718; Web site: www.education.usatoday.com.

June 31—Social responsibility: Submissions are due for the essay and art contest "What Do You Want That Money Can’t Buy?," sponsored by the Center for a New American Dream. Contestants, who must be 17 years old or younger by the deadline, will compete for two $1,000 scholarships. Contact: CNAD, 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 900, Takoma Park, MD 20912; (301) 891-3683; fax: (301) 891-3684; e-mail: newdream@newdream.org; Web site: www.newdream.org.

TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Jan. 11, 2000—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, financed 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: fm@fiie.org.

*Jan. 14—International studies: Applications are due for the Toyota International Teachers Program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., and the Institute for International Education. Educators from California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and West Virginia, will be chosen to participate in a two-week seminar in Japan. Contact: 2000 Toyota International Teacher Program, IIE, 1400 K St., N.W., Washington, DC 20005-2403; (877) 832-2457; e-mail: toyotateach@iie.org.

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—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: bcasana@ushmm.org; Web site: www.ushmm.org.

March 1—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; Web site: www.jamesmadison.com.

*April 1—Internet: Applications are due for the "Building Effective Roadmaps for the Information Superhighway," contest, sponsored by N2H2, and the Computer Learning Foundation. Three Internet-research lesson plans will be selected, and the winning teachers will each be awarded a computer. Contact: N2H2, 900 4th Ave., Suite. 3400, Seattle, WA 98164; (800) 971-2622; fax: (206) 334-1556; Web site: www.n2h2.com.

*April 10—Science education: Applications are due for Scholastic’s Ms. Frizzle Award 2000, sponsored by Scholastic Inc. The program recognizes proposals from teachers of grades K-6, for creative science education projects. Contact: Scholastic Entertainment, 555 Broadway St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 343-7500; fax: (212) 965-7490; Website: www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus.

May 15—Disadvantaged students: Applications are due for the Jordon Fundamentals Grant Program, sponsored by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education and the Jordon shoes, a sub-brand of Nike. Teachers and paraprofessionals who serve students in grades 6-12 in low-income public schools are encouraged to apply for the 400 awards of $2,500 each. Contact: NFIE, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036-3207; (202) 822-7840; fax: (202) 822-7779.

OTHER DEADLINES

Jan. 14, 2000—Publications and audio/visual media: Applications are due for the annual EdPress Distinguished Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Association of Educational Publishers. The publications and audiovisual-media category gives awards in 64 categories according to audience: adults, young adults, and children. Contact: EdPress, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701; (856) 256-4610; fax: (856) 256-4926; e-mail: edpresse@ticomm.net.

Jan. 14—Curriculum/instructional materials: Applications are due for the 1999 Distinguished Achievement Awards for curriculum/instructional materials, sponsored by the Association of Educational Publishers. Entries are accepted for pre-K, primary, middle school, high school and adult materials, including books, posters, videos, and classroom aids. Contact: EdPress, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701; (856) 256-4610; fax: (856) 256-4926; e-mail: edpresse@ticomm.net.

Jan. 14—Publications and audiovisual media: Applications are due for the 1999 EdPress Distinguished Achievement Awards for outstanding writing, editing, art, and design in print publications and audiovisual media. Entries are accepted in 64 categories and are split between into three categories according to audience: children, young adults, and adults. Contact: EdPress, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701; (856) 256-4610; fax: (856) 256-4926; e-mail: edpresse@ticomm.net.

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