STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
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-foundation.org.
TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
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: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; email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.