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Nov. 15—Science teaching: Applications are due for the 2001 Gustav Ohaus Awards for Innovations in Science Teaching, sponsored by Ohaus Corp., a manufacturer of science laboratory scales, and the National Science Teachers Association, for teachers with innovative ideas for improving science education. One $1,000 prize and one $750 prize are given in four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. Contact: NSTA, Ohaus Awards Program, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (888) 400-NSTA or (703) 243-7100; Web site:

Nov. 16—School/business partnerships: Applications are due for the School/Business Partnership Awards, sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and the Employment Management Association Foundation, which funds projects to enhance work force quality. Awards of $5,000 each will be made to up to five school/business partnerships that link curriculum to the workplace. Contact: Wanda Flowers, EMAF, 1800 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3499; (703) 535-6078; fax: (703) 739- 0399; e-mail:; Web site:

Nov. 23— Photography: Submissions are due for the Environmental Education Photo Contest, sponsored by the LaMotte Co., provider of environmental-education equipment. Teachers or students submit photographs showing students working with current LaMotte testing equipment; entries must include a brief description of how students use the equipment. First-, second-, and third-prize winners are awarded $500, $250, and $100 merchandise certificates for LaMotte equipment, respectively; honorable mention winners receive $50 certificates. Contact: LaMotte Co., PO Box 329, Chestertown, MD 21620; (800) 344-3100 or (410) 778- 3100; e-mail:; Web site:

Dec. 15—Education research: Applications are due for post-doctoral fellowships for education research, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association and the U.S. Department of Education office of educational research, for educators. Fellowships are for up to three years and will be effective Sept. 1, 2002. Contact: AERA/OERI Fellowships, AERA, 1230 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036- 3078; Web site:

Dec. 15—Gifted education: Proposals are due for pre-conference professional development seminars and for conference presentations for Beyond IQ: Paradoxes and Oxymorons in the Lives of Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children, a conference sponsored by the Gifted Conference Planners. The conference will be held on May 4-5, 2002, for parents, educators, and mental health professionals, in Wakefield, Mass. Contact: Josh Shaine, GCP, (978) 597-0977; fax: (801) 729-5081; e-mail: giftedconferenceplanners; Web site: dconferenceplanners.

Dec. 20—Career education: Applications are due for the annual awards of the American Association for Career Education. Awards are available in 16 categories for innovation in practices, programs or publications for career education. Contact: Pat Nellor Wickwire, President, AACE, 2900 Amby Place, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2216; (310) 376-7378; fax: (310) 376-2926.

*Jan. 10—Women’s fellowships: Applications are due for the Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships, sponsored by the American Association for University Women, for female public school teachers. Fellowships of up to $5,000 are available for teachers to attend the Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Institute, a professional development workshop to improve girls’ learning, in July 2002. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Department 60, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716, ext. 60; Web site: a/ertfbd.html.

Feb. 15—Holocaust fellowships: Applications are due for the Mandel Teacher Fellowship program, sponsored by the United States Holocaust Museum, for teachers of grades 7-12 who have taught the Holocaust for at least five years. Participants will attend a summer institute at the museum in Washington, and implement an awareness project at their schools. Contact: Daniel Napolitano, Coordinator, Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, USHM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 314-7853; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail:; Web site:

Open dates—Photography: Starlight Cameras, the makers of the pinhole camera and darkroom kit, give a complimentary camera to a school every week. Pinhole cameras can be used to study image formation without a darkroom. To request a camera, darkroom kit, and instruction book, teachers must send a description of their photography program and their school address. Contact: Jim Kosinski, SC, PO Box 540, Cherry Valley, NY 13320; (607) 264-3480; e-mail:; Web site:


Oct. 31—College scholarships: Applications are due for merit-based scholarships for college- bound seniors, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Fifty national scholars receive $20,000 scholarships. Another 200 regional scholars receive $4,000 each. Contact: CCSF, (404) 733-5420 or (800) 306- 2653.

Oct. 31—Community spirit: Applications are due for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for middle and high school students who have demonstrated outstanding initiative or leadership in their communities. Schools may select one honoree for every 1,000 students enrolled. One high school student and one middle school student in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are named state honorees and receive $1,000 awards, silver medallions, and expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. Ten national honorees receive an additional $5,000 each, gold medals, and trophies for their schools. Contact: NASSP, Department of Student Activities, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537; (703) 860-0200 or (800) 253-7746; fax (703) 476-5432; e- mail:; Web site: pirit.

Nov. 1—Scholarships: Applications are due for Target All- Around Scholarships, sponsored by the Target Corp., for high school seniors and graduates ages 24 or younger. Scholarship criteria include volunteer and community service. Five students receive $10,000 each, and more than 2,000 others win $1,000 scholarships. Contact: Target All-Around Scholarship Program, (800) 316-6142; Web site:

*Dec. 1—Essay contest: Submissions are due for the Letters About Literature 2002 Essay Contest, sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Weekly Reader Corporation, for students in grades 4-12. Participants from two age groups, Level 1 for grades 4- 7 and Level 2 for grades 8-12, choose books and write letters to the authors describing how the books affected them. Various cash prizes are given at the state and national levels. Contact: LAL Essay Contest, Level 1 or Level 2, PO Box 609, Dallas, PA 18612; Web site: .html.

*Feb. 4—Technology contest: Submissions are due for the Exploravision Awards, sponsored by Toshiba and the National Science Teachers’ Association, for K-12 students in the U.S. and Canada. Groups of 2-4 students research aspects of technology and describe possible future innovations of those technologies. Each student from the four first-place teams will receive a $10,000 U.S. EE Savings Bond; second-place winners will each receive a $5,000 U.S. EE series bond. The national finalists will also receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington for an awards ceremony. Contact: Toshiba/NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) EXPLOR-9; e-mail:; Web site:

*March 1—Scholarships:Applications are due for the Padgett Business Services Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Padgett Business Services Foundation. Eligible students must be from the U.S. or Canada and must be graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited postsecondary institution. They must also be the son or daughter of a small business owner. Regional scholarships of $500 each and one international scholarship of $4,000 are available. Contact: Padgett Business Services, 160 Hawthorne Park, Athens, GA 30606; (706) 548-1040; fax: (706) 543-8537; Web site:

Open dates—Caring award: The Caring Institute seeks nominations of students age 18 or younger who demonstrate extraordinary compassion, caring, and selflessness. Five winners will each receive a $2,000 college scholarship, an expenses-paid trip to Washington, and a place in the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans. Contact: CI, 320 A St. N.E., Washington, DC 20002; (202) 547-4273; e- mail: inquiry@caring-

Open dates—Community service: Prudential Insurance’s Spirit of Community Initiative is accepting applications for the Prudential Youth Leadership Institute, for high school students who demonstrate leadership potential in their communities. Participants in the program complete 30 hours of curriculum work and a community-service project that they choose, create, and implement. Contact: Points of Light Foundation, 1400 I St. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 729-8000; Web site:

Open dates—Creativity:Creative Kids magazine, a product of Prufrock Press, a publisher of literature to support the education of gifted children, requests submissions from students ages 8 to 14. Original cartoons, songs, stories of 800 to 900 words, puzzles, photographs, artwork, games, activities, editorials, poetry, and plays are accepted. Students whose materials are selected for publication will receive a free copy of the Creative Kids issue in which their work appears. Contact: Submissions Editor, CK, PO Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714- 8813; (800) 998-2208; Web site:

Open dates—Environmental newspaper: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; Web site:

Open dates—History journal: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:; Web site:

Open dates—Pen pals: World Pen Pals promotes international friendship and cultural understanding between young people around the world. Students in grades four 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—Student videos: CNN Student Bureau, CNN’s student newsgathering and reporting program, publishes student-produced writing and videos. Participation is open to schools, colleges, and universities worldwide. Contact: CNNSB, 1 CNN Center, PO Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30348-5366; (800) 344- 6219; Web site:


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