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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.newdream.org.
*Oct. 2—Science and technology: Submissions are due for the second annual Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition. Six regional competitions will be held in November, in which one individual and one team in each region will be awarded $3,000 scholarships; all regional runners-up will be awarded $1,000 scholarships. In Decemeber, a national competition will be held in which five individual and five team runners-up will be awarded $20,000 scholarships. The national team and individual winners will receive a $100,000 scholarship. All team will divide the prize money equally. Contact: The Siemens Foundation, 186 Wood Ave. South, Iselin, NJ 08830; Web site: www.siemens-foudnation.org.
TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
June 30—Math and science: Applications are due for the Digital Age Math and Science Teaching Grants, from MathSoft Inc., an education software developer. The grants are available to educators and schools that would use the MathSoft StudyWorks software and materials. Applicants must submit a proposal of at least 1,000 words detailing how they would use StudyWorks in their 7th to 12th grade classrooms. Schools sponsoring winning teachers receive 25 copies each of StudyWorks Mathematics Deluxe and Science programs. Winning educators qualify for a $200 stipend each toward the cost of attending math, science, or technology conferences. Applications also will be reviewed after Sept. 30. Contact: MS Inc., 101 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02142; (617) 577-1017; fax (617) 577-8829; e-mail email@example.com; www.mathsoft.com/studyworks.
June 30—Technology: Applications are due for grants from Wolfram Research Inc., the producer of the software program Mathematica, to support K-12 teachers who use Mathematica to develop computer-based classroom materials. Recipients will receive Mathematica training at Wolfram Research’s corporate headquarters in Champaign, Ill., copies of Mathematica software for their schools, and technical support. The number of grant recipients varies. Contact: (800) 441-MATH, ext. 703; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wolfram.com/company/prog rams/hsgp.
*July 1 Crafts: Submissions are due for the third annual National Creative Lesson Plan Contest for Teachers, part of National Craft Month, sponsored by the Hobby Industry Association. Each interested educator must submit a K-8 lesson plan that incorporates crafting and core curricula. The most creative proposal will earn a $500 gift certificate for school craft supplies; finalists win $50 certificates. The number of winners depends on the number and quality of entries. Contact: NCM Lesson Plan, PO Box 217, Rockaway, NJ 07866; Web site: www.i-craft.com/teachers/con test.html.
*July 1—Journalism: Applications are due for the 2000 National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program, sponsored by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. High school journalism teachers with at least three years’ experience are invited to apply. A student from the winning teacher’s school will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Contact: DJNF, PO Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300; (609) 452-2820; fax: (609) 520-5804; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.dowjones.com/newsfund.
*July 3—Teacher preparation: Applications are due for a national awards program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, to honor outstanding teacher education programs. Contact: Sharon Horn, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Room 506-E, Washington, DC 50508-5644; (202) 219-2203; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 15—Volunteerism: Applications are due for the second annual Nickelodeon Bright Orange Teacher Contest, open to teachers of grades 1-8 and sponsored by the Nickelodeon cable-television channel. Applicants must submit lesson plans that incorporate the Nickelodeon child-volunteer initiative “The Big Help.” The winning teaching will receive $5,000, a computer for personal use, and on-air recognition; his or her school will receive a computer, school supplies, and a television and VCR. Contact: Nickelodeon, PO Box 979, New York NY 10108; Web site: www.teachers.nick.com.
*July 31—Chadwick’s teacher award: Applications are due for Chadwick’s of Boston’s “Teacher of the Year” Award, which carries a cash prize and a gift certificate for the Chadwick’s of Boston clothing catalogue. The competition is open to all K-12 schoolteachers. Contact: CBTYA, 946 Great Plain Ave., PO Box 151, Needham, MA 02492 (508) 583-8110.
*Aug. 1—Math and science: Applications are due for the Toshiba America Foundation grants, which support school-based, teacher-led projects that improve high school or middle school mathematics, science, and technology education. Grants typically average $9,000. Contact: Program Office, TAF, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; fax: (212) 588-0824; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.toshiba.com/about/taf.html.
*Aug. 1—Regional studies: Applications are due for the Stories in the Land teaching fellowships, sponsored by the Orion Society, an award-winning publisher and environmental education organization. Elementary and secondary educators in the United States and Canada are eligible for the yearlong fellowships. Application materials include a project proposal that outlines the curriculum and its objectives, a personal statement, and a letter of support from the school’s chief administrator. Contact: Meagan Ledendecker, Education Coordinator, OS, 195 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230; (413) 528-4422; fax: (413) 528-0676; Web site: www.orionsociety.org.
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: www.smarterkids.org.
*Sept.1—American music: Applications are due for the third annual American Music Education Initiative, sponsored by the National Music Foundation. The program recognizes K-12 teachers of any subject who use American music in their classrooms. Applicants submit lesson plans, which are judged on clarity of objectives, adaptability, effectiveness, and innovation. Three finalists will receive grants of $1,000 each; five semifinalists will receive $500 each. The foundation will publish the lesson plans of winners in its online database. Contact: Thomas Heaney, Director of Programming, NMF, 5728 Majors Blvd., Suite 601, Orlando, FL 32819; (800) USA-MUSIC; Web site: www.nmc.org.
Open dates—Environment: Greentimesgreenscreen.org.*Open dates—Environment: 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Open dates—History essays: 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: email@example.com; 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—Television: CNN Newsroom & WorldView, Turner Broadcasting’s news and features program for schools, airs student-produced videos. Students may submit reports of no more than 21/2 minutes on any topic, although they are encouraged to focus on CNN’s monthly themes. Participation is open to schools enrolled in the CNN Newsroom & WorldView classroom program. Contact: CNN Newsroom Program, 1 CNN Center, PO Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30348-5366; (800) 344-6219; www.learning.turner.com.
*Open dates—Television: CNN Newsroom & WorldView, Turner Broadcasting’s news and features program for schools, airs student-produced videos. Students may submit reports of no more than 21/2 minutes on any topic, although they are encouraged to focus on CNN’s monthly themes. Participation is open to schools enrolled in the CNN Newsroom & WorldView classroom program. Contact: CNN Newsroom Program, 1 CNN Center, PO Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30348-5366; (800) 344-6219; www.learning.turner.com.
A version of this article appeared in the June 21, 2000 edition of Education Week