January 12, 2000 4 min read

A symbol (*) marks deadlines that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.


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:; Web site:

*March 1—Stock market: Registration is due for the Stocks That Rock! Competition, in which students manage a $100,000 “virtual” stock portfolio, sponsored by Junior Achievement and MainXchange. The competition runs between Feb. 1 and March 31. Contact: MainXed, 2 N. Dean St., Englewood, NJ 07631; (201) 569-4343; fax: (201) 568-3922;

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:

*May 1—Food service: Applications are due for the National Restaurant Association’s undergraduate merit scholarship for high school seniors. Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 and a minimum of 250 hours of restaurant or food-service-related work. Contact: NRA, 250 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60606; (312) 715-1010; fax: (312) 715-1362;

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., Ste. 900, Takoma Park, MD 20912; (301) 891-3683; fax: (301) 891-3684; e-mail:; Web site:


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. 1— Special education: Applications are due for the 2000 Shaklee Teacher of the Award, sponsored by the Shaklee Institute for Improving Special Education. Applicants must teach children with special needs and complete a series of questions about their experience, research, and successs. Winners receive $1,000 each and a pewter statue, and will be invited to attend an expenses-paid summer seminar. Contact: SIISE, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8935; fax: (316) 634-0555; Web site:; e-mail:

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:; Web site:

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; e-mail:; Web site:

*March 1—Leadership: Applications are due for the Leadership Grant Program sponsored by the National Education Association’sNational Foundation for the Improvement of Education. Up to 50 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to improve professional development at schools. Contact: NFIE, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7840; fax: (202) 822-7779; Web site:

*March 15—Curriculum: Applications are due for the Excellence in Teaching Cabinet Grant, sponsored by Curriculum Associates. Winners will receive a $1,000 implementation grant for a submitted project, and up to $500 worth of Curriculum Associates materials. Contact: CA, PO Box 2001, North Billerica, MA01862; (978) 667-8000; fax: (978) 663-0521; e-mail: cainfor@curriculumassoc

*Aug. 31—Technology: Applications are due for the SMARTer Kids Foundation Grants, to be used in the form of discounts on SMART products, a line of classroom materials. Grants must be used by Sept. 30 of this year. Contact: SMARTer Kids Foundation, 1177 11th Ave. S.W., Suite 600, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2R 1K9; (403) 228-8565; Web site:

A version of this article appeared in the January 12, 2000 edition of Education Week