TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
September 30—International education: Applications are due for Excellence in International Education Prizes from the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Asia Society. The awards recognize programs that attempt to close the international knowledge gap and make American students more aware of other world regions, languages, and cultures. K-12 schools, and colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Five winners will each receive $25,000 and have their programs documented in a national best practices guide.
Contact: Marta Castaing, Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021; (212) 327- 9301; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.InternationalEd.org.
October 15—Epidemiology: Applications are due for the Young Epidemiology Scholars teacher competition sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The contest is open to individual high school teachers and teacher teams. Applicants are asked to develop epidemiology curricula to help educate students about patterns of disease within populations. Eighteen regional winners will each receive $5,000 awards. Six finalists will then be selected as national winners and receive an additional $15,000 each.
Contact: Web site: www.collegeboard.com/yes.
Octob er 15—Mathematics: Applications are due for the Coins in the Classroom Lesson Plan contest, sponsored by the United States Mint. The contest is open to all teachers in the U.S. Contestants must submit a creative lesson plan that involves the use or history of coins and addresses national teacher standards. The first prize winner will receive a 2003 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin.
Contact: U.S. Mint, Coins in the Classroom Contest, 801 Ninth St. N.W., Washington, DC 20220; Web site:
October 15— Science: Applications are due for the Robert H. Carleton Award from Dow Chemical and the National Science Teachers Association. The award recognizes an individual who has provided leadership in science education at the national level. The award is open to K-12 and college science teachers who are NSTA members. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash award, a medallion, and an all-expense paid trip to the NSTA’s national convention. Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 243-7100; Web site: www.nsta.org.
October 15—Science: Applications are due for two new awards from the National Science Teachers Association and partners Delta Education and Vernier Software and Technology. The Delta Education Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-Based Science Technology will recognize three teachers in grades K-12 who successfully utilize inquiry-based science to improve learning in the classroom. Each winner will receive a $1,500 cash award and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the organization’s national convention.
The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize seven science teachers in grades K-12 who utilize data collection technology via computer in the classroom. Each winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, $1,000 in equipment, and $1,000 toward expenses to attend the organization’s national convention.
October 15—Space education: Applications are due for the Space Educator Awards from the National Science Teachers Association and the Space Foundation. The awards recognize middle school science teachers who demonstrate excellence in a space science education program. The award is open to full-time science teachers in grades 4-12 who teach in the United States and Canada. Applicants must have at least three years of teaching experience. Each winner will receive a $1,000 award and $500 to attend the NSTA national convention, and a full tuition fellowship to attend the Space Discovery Graduate Course in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Contact: Estes/SF/NSTA Space Educator Award, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201; Web site: www.nsta.org.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
October 1—Arts education: Applications are due for Arts Recognition and Talent Search Awards from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. The award recognizes talented high school seniors who excel in music, acting, film, photography, and the visual arts. Winners become eligible for college scholarships ranging from $100 to $25,000.
Contact: NFAA, 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 500, Miami, FL 33131; (305) 377-1140; Web site: www.nfaa.org.
October 1—Animal education: Applications are due for the 2003 Youth Wildlife Art Contest from the National Rifle Association. Students are asked to submit original works of art depicting non-endangered wildlife. The competition is open to students in grades K-12. Each first place winner will receive a $100 cash award.
Contact: NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 267-1531; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nrahq.org/youth/wildl ife.asp.
October 1—Technology: Applications are due for the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology. The competition is open to high school students in the United States. Students are asked to develop individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology. Winners will receive college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
Contact: Siemens Westinghouse Competition, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6730, Princeton, NJ 08541; (800) 626-9795 ext. 454; Web site: www.siemens-foundation.org.