Educator and School Fellowships, Contests, Awards, and Other Deadlines
April 28—Technology: Applications are due for an essay contest, sponsored by A VerMedia Technologies Inc. Teachers and administrators are asked to submit 300-word essays on how a new document camera would benefit their classrooms. The five prizes of document cameras range from $500 to $1,500 in value. Contact: For full contest details visit www.aver.com/contest.shtml; submit essays to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 29—Teachers: Applications are due for the 2006 All-USA Teacher Team, sponsored by USA Today. Up to 20 teachers will each receive a $2,500 cash award—$500 for the teacher and $2,000 for the school to spend based on the teacher’s recommendation. K-12 teachers at public and private schools with at least four years of full time teaching experience are eligible for nomination. Contact: Carol Skalski, c/o USA Today, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22108-9995; (703) 854-5890; e-mail: email@example.com; http://allstars.usatoday.com.
April 30—Education reform: Applications are due for the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation Prizes for Excellence in Education. The awards recognize one scholar and one education leader who have made major contributions to education reform. Each award includes a $25,000 cash prize. Contact: Jennifer Leischer, Prize Coordinator, The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, 1701 K St. N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 223-5452; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.edexcellence.net.
May 1—Libraries: Applications are due for the Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement (TEAMS) Awards, sponsored by Thomson Gale. Three K-12 public or private schools that emphasize collaboration between teachers and library media specialists will be selected for the awards, which include a $2,500 cash prize. Applications will be accepted beginning April 15. Contact: Vanessa Birch, Thomson Gale Corporate Communications Manager, Thomson Gale, 27500 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331; (800) 877-GALE; e-mail: Vanessa.Birch@thomson.com; Web site: www.galeschools.com/TEAMS.
May 1—Teachers: Application are due for the 2006 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards, sponsored by the Turnaround Management Association and the John William Butler Foundation. Three to five teachers with at least five years of teaching experience will each receive a $5,000 cash award and travel and lodging expenses to the TMA Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 11-14. Contact: Laura Ivaldi, Director of Continuing Education Services, TMA; (312) 242-6030; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.turnaround.org/about/awards.asp.
Student Scholarships, Contests, and Awards
April 30—Community service: Applications are due for the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Ten youths ages 8 to 18 will each be honored with a $2,000 award to honor their leadership and courage in public service. Contact: The Barron Prize, 545 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.barronprize.org.
May 1—History and social studies: Applications are due for the 2006 Holocaust Remembrance Project, sponsored the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation Inc. Students are asked to write 1,200-word essays about why it is important to remember the Holocaust, and how they can prevent violence, discrimination, and prejudice in today’s world. Thirty prizes of up to $10,000 in scholarship money will be awarded, and the 10 first place winners will also win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in June. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their essays online. Contact: Holocaust Remembrance Project, c/o Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation Inc., 201 N Franklin St., 11th Floor, Tampa, FL 33602; (866) 452-2737; e-mail email@example.com; Web site: www.holocaust.hklaw.com.
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