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TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS

Feb. 15—Holocaust fellowships: Applications are due for the Mandel Teacher Fellowship program, sponsored by the United States Holocaust Museum, for teachers of grades 7-12 who have taught the Holocaust for at least five years. Participants will attend a summer institute at the museum in Washington, and implement an awareness project at their schools. Contact: Daniel Napolitano, Coordinator, Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, USHM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 314-7853; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail: dnapolitano@ushmm.org; Web site: www.ushmm.org.

*March 1—Humanities institutes: Applications are due to attend Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers: Summer 2002, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Institutes are offered on 28 topics aimed at improving humanities teaching, and are held at various locations. Applicants must teach American, K-12 students. Contact: NEH, (202) 606-8463; e- mail: sem-inst@neh.gov; Web site: www.neh.gov/projects/si- school.html.

*March 1—Humanities institutes: Applications are due to conduct Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers: Summer 2002, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Institutes are offered on 28 topics aimed at improving humanities teaching. Contact: Joyce Ferguson, NEH Division of Education Programs, (202) 606-8463; Web site: www.neh.gov/grants/guide lines/seminars.html.

April 29—Essay contest: Submissions are due for an essay contest, sponsored by the Harry Singer Foundation. All teachers are eligible to submit essays on the topic, "What Do We Do When Adults Refuse to Be Good Role Models for Their Children?" A grand-prize winner will receive $5,000, and 10 other winners will receive $100. Contact: Essay Contest, HSF, PO Box 223159, Carmel, CA 93922; (831) 625-4223; fax: (831) 624-7994; e-mail: staff@singerfoundation.org; Web site: www.singerfoundation.org.

*April 29—Essay contest: Submissions are due for an essay contest, sponsored by the Harry Singer Foundation. All teachers are eligible to submit essays on the topic, "What Do We Do When Adults Refuse to Be Good Role Models for Their Children?" A grand-prize winner will receive $5,000, and 10 other winners will receive $100. Contact: Essay Contest, HSF, PO Box 223159, Carmel, CA 93922; (831) 625-4223; fax: (831) 624-7994; e-mail: staff@singerfoundation.org; Web site: www.singerfoundation.org.

May 1—History institutes: Applications are due for summer 2002 teacher institutes, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. All K-12 teachers are eligible for institutes covering early American history. Contact: Teacher Institute, Education Outreach, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187- 1776; (757) 220-7582; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: tbroyles@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/teach.

*May 1—History institutes: Applications are due for summer 2002 teacher institutes, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. All K-12 teachers are eligible for institutes covering early American history. Contact: Teacher Institute, Education Outreach, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187- 1776; (757) 220-7582; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: tbroyles@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/teach.

Open dates—Photography: Starlight Cameras, the makers of the pinhole camera and darkroom kit, gives a complimentary camera to a school every week. Pinhole cameras can be used to study image formation without a darkroom. To request a camera, darkroom kit, and instruction book, teachers must send a description of their photography program and their school address. Contact: Jim Kosinski, SC, PO Box 540, Cherry Valley, NY 13320; (607) 264-3480; e-mail: merlin@paintcancamera.com; Web site: www.paintcancamera.com.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS

March 1— Scholarships: Applications are due for the Padgett Business Services Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Padgett Business Services Foundation. Eligible students must be from the United States or Canada and must be graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. They must also be the son or daughter of a small-business owner. Regional scholarships of $500 each and one international scholarship of $4,000 are available. Contact: Padgett Business Services, 160 Hawthorne Park, Athens, GA 30606; (706) 548-1040; fax: (706) 543-8537; Web site: www.smallbizpros.com.

*March 29—Talent scholarships: Applications are due for Davidson Fellows Awards, sponsored by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Students under 18 must demonstrate achievement in one of five categories. Winners named Davidson Fellow Laureates will each receive $50,000 scholarships, and those named Davidson Fellows will each receive $10,000 scholarships. Contact: DITD, (775) 852-3483; Web site: www.davidson-institute.org.

*April 12—Greeting cards: Submissions are due for the 2002 Greeting Card Contest, sponsored by Pier 1 Imports and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Entries are accepted at the home office of Pier 1 Imports beginning March 1. They must be hand-drawn and portray the theme, "Children's Dreams of Peace." Two winning designs will be sold at Pier 1 and proceeds will be donated to UNICEF. Contact: Pier 1, (800) 245-4595; hearing impaired phone: (800) 754-3251; Web site: www.pier1.com.

*April 26—Essay contest: Submissions are due for an annual, national essay contest, sponsored by the NO-ADdiction Campaign. Middle school students submit 100-word essays and high school students submit 300-word essays describing why they have chosen not to smoke or use drugs. Forty middle school winners will each receive a $200 savings bond, and 20 high school students will each receive a $500 scholarship. Contact: NO-ADdiction, (800) 662-3342; e-mail: noad@aol.com.

Open dates—Caring award: The Caring Institute seeks nominations of students age 18 or younger who demonstrate extraordinary compassion, caring, and selflessness. Five winners will each receive a $2,000 college scholarship, an expenses-paid trip to Washington, and a place in the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans. Contact: CI, 320 A St. N.E., Washington, DC 20002; (202) 547-4273; e- mail: inquiry@caring- institute.org.

Open dates—Community service: Prudential Insurance's Spirit of Community Initiative is accepting applications for the Prudential Youth Leadership Institute, for high school students who demonstrate leadership potential in their communities. Participants in the program complete 30 hours of curriculum work and a community-service project that they choose, create, and implement. Contact: Points of Light Foundation, 1400 I St. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 729-8000; Web site: www.pyli.org.

Open dates—Creativity:Creative Kids magazine, a product of Prufrock Press, a publisher of literature to support the education of gifted children, requests submissions from students ages 8 to 14. Original cartoons, songs, stories of 800 to 900 words, puzzles, photographs, artwork, games, activities, editorials, poetry, and plays are accepted. Students whose materials are selected for publication will receive a free copy of the Creative Kids issue in which their work appears. Contact: Submissions Editor, CK, PO Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714-8813; (800) 998-2208; Web site: www.prufrock.com/mag_ck.html.

Open dates—Environmental newspaper:Greentimes, an environmental newspaper written by and for students, requests stories, opinions, comments, and ideas for publication. Contact: Elizabeth Gilmore, Greentimes, 55 Reservoir St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 868-5760; Web site: habitat@greenscreen.org.

Open dates—History journal:The Concord Review, the only quarterly journal to publish secondary students' academic work, accepts student essays on historical topics. Essays should be approximately 5,000 words, plus endnotes. Submissions chosen for publication are eligible for the Emerson Prize, a $3,000 award. Contact: CR, PO Box 661, Concord, MA 01742; (800) 331- 5007 or (978) 443-0022; e-mail: fitzhugh@tcr.org; Web site: www.tcr.org.

Open dates—Pen pals: World Pen Pals promotes international friendship and cultural understanding between young people around the world. Students in grades 4 through college are invited to request an overseas pen pal. Teachers may request a brochure on class participation. Contact: WPP, PO Box 337, Saugerties, NY 12477; (914) 246-7828.

Open dates—Student videos: CNN Student Bureau, CNN's student news- gathering and reporting program, publishes student-produced writing and videos. Participation is open to schools, colleges, and universities worldwide. Contact: CNNSB, 1 CNN Center, PO Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30348-5366; (800) 344- 6219; Web site: www.cnnfyi.com.

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