TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
November 12—Community involvement: Applications are due
for the Gleitsman Foundation's 2004 Citizen Activist Award. The award
honors teachers, administrators, education activists, and citizens who
have helped improve K-12 education. Honorees will share a $100,000
Contact: GF, PO Box 6888, Malibu, CA 90264; Web site: www.gleitsman.org/citiz en/nomination.html.
November 15—Science: Applications are due for the Shell
Science Teaching Award, sponsored by the Shell Oil Co. The award will
recognize one science educator who demonstrates outstanding learning
techniques in science. Classroom science teachers of grades K-12
teaching full time within the United States or Canada are eligible to
apply. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize and an all-expenses paid
trip to the National Science Teachers Association's annual
Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 243-7100; Web site: www.nsta.org/192.
November 17— Higher education: Applications are due for
the College Board 2004 Inspiration Awards. The awards recognize three
public high schools that demonstrate excellence in academic growth and
successfully help disadvantaged students achieve their higher education
goals despite social, cultural, and economic challenges. Public high
schools in the United States with more than 40 percent of students
participating in the federal free or reduced-price lunch program are
eligible to apply. Winners receive a $25,000 award.
Contact: Office of Public Affairs, CB, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023; (212) 713-8052; fax: (212) 713-8184; e-mail: [email protected] ; Web site: www.collegeboard.org/inspi rationawards.
December 1—Service learning: Applications are due for
the Boyer Center's Best Practices 2004 Service Learning Award. The
award recognizes service-learning programs in elementary schools that
connect curriculum and the community. Three winners will each receive a
Contact: Donald Murk, BC, Messiah College, 1 College Ave., Grantham, PA 17027; (717) 796-5077; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.boyercenter.org.
December 1— History: Applications are due for the 2004
OAH Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Precollegiate Teaching Award, sponsored by
the Organization of American Historians. The award recognizes
precollegiate teachers who seek to improve history education as well as
teacher and student development in history. The winner will receive a
$750 cash award, a one-year membership in the OAH, and the
organization's Magazine of History. Precollegiate history or
social studies teachers are eligible to apply.
Contact: OAH, 112 N. Bryan Ave., PO Box 5457, Bloomington, IN 47408-5457; (812) 855-7311; Web site: www.oah.org.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
October 31—Community involvement: Applications are due
for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential
Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
The awards honor middle and high school students who perform
outstanding community service.
Teachers, guidance counselors, and volunteer groups may nominate students in grades 5-12. Ten national winners will each receive a $5,000 prize and $250,000 in toys and clothing donated in their names to needy children.
Contact: Scott Peterson, PF, 751 Broad St., Newark, NJ 07102; (973) 802-4568; fax: (973) 802-4718; Web site: www.prudential.com/sprit.
No vember 15—Science: Applications are due for the Team
America Rocketry Challenge, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries
Association and the National Association of Rocketry. Teams of three to
15 students will be asked to design, build, and fly model rockets
carrying eggs. Middle and high school students attending public or
private schools in the United States are eligible to apply. The top 100
teams in the country will compete in a national "fly- off" in May 2004.
The top 10 teams will share a $50,000 prize.
Contact: AIA, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1700, Arlington, VA 22209; Web site: www.rocketcontest.org.
December 1—Science: Applications are due for the
Sydney's Star Invention Contest, sponsored by Simon & Schuster
Children's Publishing. Students from the United States and Canada in
grades 1-8 are asked to submit a creative idea, working prototype or
invention, or a design that they believe could change the world.
Four grand-prize winners will receive one-year subscription to Science Weekly, have their ideas illustrated by author Peter Reynolds, and receive autographed copies of his children's book Sydney's Star for themselves and their school library.
Contact: S&SCP, Marketing Department, Sydney's Star Contest, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10020; Web site: www.fablevision.com/sydney.
December 1—Scholarship: Applications are due for the
Teachers Against Prejudice essay contest. Middle and high school
students are asked to write a 600- to 750-word essay examining how
television, music, and the media portray diverse groups and the impact
those outlets have on stereotypes and prejudice. Two first-place
winners will each receive a $150 savings bond. Two second- place
winners will each receive a $75 saving bond.
Contact: TAP, PO Box 8644, New Haven, CT 06531; e-mail: [email protected] dice.org; Web site: www.teachersagainstprejudice.org .
December 8—Community involvement: Applications are due
for the Good-Neighbor Service-Learning Awards, sponsored by Youth
Service America and the State Farm Insurance Foundation. The awards
recognize students and teachers who act as community leaders. Students
ages 5 to 25, teachers, and service-learning coordinators in the United
States are eligible to apply. One hundred grants of $1,000 each will be
awarded to implement service-learning projects for National Youth
Service Day 2004, on April 16-18.
Contact: Good Neighbor Service-Learning Awards, c/o Toyasha Vaughn, Grants Manager,YSA, 1101 15th St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ysa.org/Awards/ overview_parent.cfm.
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