TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
April 1—Environmental education:Applications are due for the inaugural annual Landscapes for Learning Awards, sponsored by the National Gardening Association and Fine Gardening magazine. The annual awards recognize programs that demonstrate youth education in an outdoor garden. Ten winners will each receive a $250 gift certificate, a collection of Taunton Press garden books and videos, and a subscription to the magazine. Contact: Landscape for Learning Awards, NGA, 1100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403; (800) 538-7476; fax: (802) 864-6889; Web site: www.kidsgardening.com.
April 1—Social studies: Applications are due for the Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year awards, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies. The award honors one exceptional social studies teacher in grades K-6 and 5-8, and two teachers in grades 7-12. Winners each receive a $2,500 award, a one-year membership in the NCSS, and the opportunity to make a presentation at the group’s annual conference. Contact: Ana C. Post, NCSS, Manager of Recognition Programs and Special Projects, 8555 16th St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (800) 296-7840 ext. 114; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.socialstudies.org/awards.
April 15—Achievement: Applications are due for the Gold Medallion Awards, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association. The awards recognize excellence in educational public relations. Winners will be honored nationally at the NSPRA national seminar. Contact: NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; Web site: www.nspra.org.
April 17—Conservation: Applications are due for the ChevronTexaco Conservation Awards. The awards recognize volunteers, educators, business professionals and organizations that assist in the management and protection of national resources. Six winners will each receive a $10,000 prize and round-trip airfare and hotel expenses to Calgary, Canada, to receive the award. Contact: ChevronTexaco Conservation Awards, 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, Rm. A2327, San Ramon, CA 94583; (925) 842-2691; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.chevrontexaco.com/co n servationawards.
April 21—Professional development: Applications are due for the Carole Fine Professional Development Internship, sponsored by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, a Naperville, Ill.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping schools. Teachers in grades pre-K-12 with at least two years of classroom experience are eligible to apply. The winner will participate in a six-week paid internship for professional development in a nonacademic setting. In addition, the winner will receive a housing stipend and free registration, and travel expenses to attend a national education conference. Contact: Carole Fine Professional Development Internship, c/o Tim Schalke, NCREL, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563; (800) 356-2735; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.ncrel.org.
May 1—Arts education: Applications are due for the 2003 P. Buckley Moss Foundation and Moss Society National Teachers Awards. The awards honor teachers and programs who utilize the arts to teach children with learning disabilities and special needs. The first-place winner will receive a $2,500 cash award and a $2,500 award for his or her school or program. Contact: P. Buckley Moss Foundation, 601 Shenandoah Village Drive, Box 1B, Waynesboro, VA 22980; (540) 932-1728; Web site: www.mossfoundation.org.
June 30—Leadership: Applications are due for the USA Today All-USA Teacher Team. The program recognizes 20 teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching under a variety of situations. K-12 teachers with at least four years of teaching experience are eligible to apply. Winners and their schools will share a $2,500 cash award. Contact: All-USA Team Teacher, Carol Skalski, USA Today, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, Third Floor, McLean, VA 22108; (703) 854-5890; Web site: www.education.usatoday.com.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
April 15—Teacher education: Applications are due for Summer Academy Scholarships to cover tuition for Kagan professional development institutes and workshops at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Scholarships will be awarded to one practicing K-12 teacher, counselor, or principal and one student-teacher currently enrolled in a college teacher education program. Apply online at www.kaganonline.com/Scholarship .
April 18—Fellowship: Applications are due for the 2003 G. Richard Tucker Fellowship from the Center for Applied Linguistics. The fellowship is open to graduate students in the United States and Canada. Applicants must have had at least one year of full-time graduate study. The fellowship pays a stipend and includes a four-week residency at CAL in Washington. Contact: Grace S. Burkart, CAL, 4646 40th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 362-0700; e-mail: email@example.com.
April 25—Journalism education: Applications are due for the New York Times Magazine Writing and Photography contest. High school students interested in writing and photography are eligible to apply. The grand-prize winner in each category and two runners-up will be published in the June 1 issue of the Sunday magazine. Grand-prize winners will also receive a $1,000 award and the photography-contest winner will receive an Olympus digital camera. Contact: NYT, Magazine Writing & Photography Contest, Attn: Contest Editor, 229 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036; (212) 556-3520; Web site: www.nytimes.com/magcontest.