TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
June 1—Technology: Applications are due for the Innovative Use of Franklin Learning Devices in the Classroom Awards, sponsored by Franklin Electronic Publishers. The awards honor educators who find unique ways to use electronic learning aids. Winners will receive learning devices for their classroom.
June 30—Facilities: Applications are due for the Alliance to Save Energy’s Earth Apple Awards. The awards honor K-12 schools that involve students to conserve energy in their school buildings. To be eligible, a school must submit records that show activities in which students have helped conserve energy within their school facility during the school year. Every school that enters will win a prize. Grand prize winners will receive laptops, tool kits, digital cameras, and camcorders.
Contact: Kerry Quinn, ASE, 1200 18th St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 857-0666; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ase.org/greenschools/eaawardsus2004.pdf
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
June 20—Writing: Applications are due for the 2004 Youth Honor Award Program from Skipping Stones Magazine, a publication based in Eugene, Ore., that covers multicultural issues. Students ages seven to 17 will be asked to write essays, poems, and plays and submit photographic or painted art that encourages multicultural and environmental awareness. Ten award winners will receive a subscription to the magazine and five books about environmental issues.
Contact: SS, PO Box 3939, Eugene, OR 97403; (541) 342- 4956; Web site: www.skippingstones.org.
June 30— Scholarships: Applications are due for college scholarships from the Sallie Mae Fund. The scholarships assist students with family incomes of $35,000 or less. High school students meeting the above criteria who have been accepted at a Title IV eligible two-year or four-year university, or vocational or technical school are eligible to apply. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000.
Contact: SMF, Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America, One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297, Saint Peter, MN 56082; (507) 931-1682; Web site: www.thesalliemaefund.org.
A version of this article appeared in the May 26, 2004 edition of Education Week