August 11—Teachers: Applications are due for proposals for the 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education. Research papers, abstracts, panel discussions and workshops targeted at a variety of education topics are eligible for submission, including academic advising, art education, business education, curriculum development, distance education, early childhood, technology, health, kinesiology, music, science, and cross-disciplinary education. Contact: HICE, PO Box 75036, Honolulu, HI 96836; (808) 949-1455; fax: (808) 947-2420; e-mail: education@hiceducationorg; Web site: www.hiceducation.org/cfp_edu.htm .
August 20—School safety: Applications are due for Demonstration Grants for Student Drug Testing from the U.S. Department of Education. Local educational agencies and organizations interested in developing or evaluating school-based drug testing programs for students are eligible to apply. Seven grants averaging $300,000 are available. Contact: Heather Carkuff, USDE, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3E250, Washington, DC 20202-6450; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25—Native American education: Applications are due for Demonstration Grants for Indian Children from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants are awarded to projects that seek to test, develop or improve educational opportunities for Native American students in preschool, elementary and secondary school. State and local educational agencies, Indian tribes, federally supported elementary and secondary schools for Native American students, and Native American organizations are eligible to apply. Eight awards totaling $2.4 million are available. Contact: Cathie Martin, USDE, Office of Indian Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202-6335; (202) 260-1683; e-mail: Cathie.Martin@ed.gov.
August 25— Native American education: Applications are due for Indian Education Professional Development Grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants support teacher training for Native Americans. State and local educational agencies and Native American institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. Eight grants averaging $310,500 are available. Contact: Cathie Martin, USDE, Office of Indian Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202-6335; (202) 260-1683; e-mail: Cathie.Martin@ed.gov.
Sept. 1— Special education: Applications are due for
the McMurray ARTS Center and Autism Arts Conference Connection Contest.
Teaching professionals, parents, school psychologists, and researchers
are asked to submit essays in three categories concerning the value of
The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the conference of their choice. Contact: MARTSC, Autism Arts Conference Connection Contest, PO Box 423, Eastpointe, MI 48021-0423; e-mail: ESSAYautism@autismarts.com.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
Sept. 1—Scholarships: Applications are due for Start Something Scholarships from Target and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Scholarships support student educational interests and focus on helping them achieve educational goals. U.S. students ages eight to 17 are eligible to apply. Scholarships ranging from $100 to $5,000 are available. Contact: Start Something; (800) 316-6142; Web site: http://startsomething.ta rget.com/info/index.asp.
—By Marianne Hurst
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