June 18, 2003 2 min read
Teacher Fellowships, Contests, and Awards
Student Scholarships, Contests, and Awards


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 high-quality publications. To be eligible, teachers must have at least three years’ 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:; Web site: http://DJNewspape r

July 11—Health: Applications are due for Samuel Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health grants from the American Dental Association Foundation. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to oral-health programs that improve dental hygiene and education for children. Programs administered by schools, nonprofit organizations, and mobile dental clinics are eligible to apply. Contact: Robert Czarnecki, ADA Foundation, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2616; (312) 440-2547; e- mail:; Web site:

July 18—Parent involvement: Applications are due for Parental Information and Resource Center grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. Grants support programs that develop and strengthen parents’ involvement in their children’s education as well as improve connections between parents and schools. About 40 three-year grants, totaling $21 million, are available. Contact: Patricia Kilby-Robb, U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E209, FOB-6, Washington, DC 20202-6254; (202) 260-2225; e-mail:; Web site: /portfolio/pirc/html.

August 11—Teachers: Applications are due for proposals for the 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education. Research papers, abstracts, panel discussions, and workshops in a variety of education fields are eligible for submission, including academic advising, art education, business education, curriculum development, distance education, early childhood, technology, health, kinesiology, music, science, and cross- disciplinary education. Contact: HICE, PO Box 75036, Honolulu, HI 96836; (808) 949-1455; fax: (808) 947-2420; e-mail:; Web site: .


July 1-English: Applications are due for the Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. The program recognizes students, teachers, and schools for producing high-quality literary publications. High school, junior high, and middle school students are eligible to apply. Winners will be honored by the NCTE. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (800) 369-6283; Web site: u dent_awards/magazine.shtml.