June 1—Social studies: Applications are due for the Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award. The award supports scholarly inquiry into significant social studies issues. Each winner receives a commemorative gift and conducts a presentation session at the National Council for Social Studies conference. Contact: NCSS, Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award, 8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800; fax: (301) 588-2049; Web site: www.ncss.org.
June 2—Science: Applications are due for the Science Class Challenge contest from the Consumer Aerosol Products Council. Teachers in grades four to nine who are interested in learning about aerosols and the environment are eligible to apply. Applicants must develop a creative classroom activity about the Earth’s ozone layer. Up to 40 winners will receive awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 and pizza parties for their classes. Contact: CAPCO - SCC, 99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 310, Alexandria, VA 22314; fax: (703) 740-1777; Web site: www.nocfcs.org.
June 15—At- risk students: Applications are due for the Jordan Fundamentals Grants, sponsored by the Jordan brand, a division of NIKE, Inc. The grants, which are administered by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, a national nonprofit educational support and student aid organization based in St. Peter, Minn., honor teachers who creatively instruct and support economically disadvantaged students in grades six through 12.
Teachers in schools where at least 40 percent of the student population qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are eligible to apply. One-year grants ranging from $400- $2,500 are available. Contact: Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program, CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, PO Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082; (507) 931-1682; email: email@example.com; Web site: www.nike.com/nikebiz.jhtml? page=26&item=jordan
June 20—Science: Applications are due for “Real World Chemistry Curriculum” field tests, sponsored by the Center for Science Education, an arm of the Education Development Center, a nonprofit organization based in Newton, Mass., that develops elementary and secondary school curriculum. High school teachers in grades nine and 10 are eligible to apply for the 18-week field test of the curriculum. Contact: Jud Hill, CSE, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02458-1060; (800) 225-4276 ext. 2642; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Web site: www2.edc.org/cse/work/fou ndationscience
June 30—Instruction: Applications are due for the Chadwick’s of Boston National Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by the West Bridgewater, Mass.-based catalog company. The award recognizes the impact and accomplishments of teachers nationwide who have shown support for their students and communities. Teachers from grades K-12 in the United States are eligible for nomination. Ten regional winners will each receive a $300 gift certificate and a $500 cash prize for their schools. The national winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a $1,000 cash prize for his or her school. Contact: CB, Teacher of the Year Award, c/o Mail Boxes Etc., 946 Great Plain Avenue, Box 151, Needham, MA 02492; e-mail: email@example.com.
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 each 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.
J une 30—Social studies: Applications are due for the National Social Studies Programs of Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding social studies programs in the United States. Each state’s social studies council must nominate the programs. State deadlines vary. Each winner receives a commemorative gift, a certificate, and will be allowed to conduct a presentation about their program at the annual National Council for the Social Studies conference. Contact: NCSS, Social Studies Programs of Excellence, 8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800; fax: (301) 588-2049; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.ncss.org.
July 1—Journalism education: Applications are due for the 2003 National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program, sponsored by the Princeton, N.J.-based Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. The awards recognize high school journalism teachers who demonstrate excellence in showing students how to produce quality publications. Eligible teachers must have at least three years of experience teaching journalism. The winner will receive a laptop computer. In addition, a student from the winner’s high school will receive a $1,000 college scholarship for journalism studies. Contact: DJNF, PO Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300; (609) 452-2820; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://DJNewspape rFund.dowjones.com/fund/aboutdjnf.asp.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
May 31—Leadership: Applications are due for the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. The prize recognizes young people who demonstrate leadership qualities by performing service work that helps improve or protect the community or the environment. Students ages eight to 18 are eligible. Each winner receives a $2,000 cash prize. Contact: The Barron Prize,P.O. Box 17, Boulder, CO 80306-0017; Web site: http://barronprize.org/criter ia/index.html.
May 31—Writing: Applications are due for the “My Teacher is the Best” essay contest, sponsored by the Public Education Network’s GiveKidsGoodSchools.com campaign. Students in grades six, seven, and eight attending public schools, including public charter schools, are eligible to apply. Each student will be asked to write a 250-word essay about his or her favorite teacher. The winner will receive a laptop computer. Contact: PEN, 601 13th St. N.W., Suite 900 North, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-7460; e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.GiveKidsGoodSchools.com.
June 2—Scholarship: Applications are due for the 2003-2004 Arts Recognition and Talent Search Gold Award scholarships. High school seniors are eligible to apply. More than 100 students will be chosen to participate in the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts’ annual 2004 ARTS Week in Miami, Fla. Twenty students will be selected to receive $10,000 scholarships. Contact: NFAA, Arts Recognition and Talent Search, 800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 500, Miami, FL 33131; (305) 377-1140; fax: (305) 377-1149; Web site: http://www.artsawards.or g/application/apply.htm.