TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
June 25—School boards: Applications are due for the extended-day learning opportunities program, sponsored by the National School Boards Associations. The NSBA selects districts with strong school board leadership and collaboration practices that support extended-day programs and profiles them in its upcoming publications, at the 2005 annual conference, and online. Recipients will also be recognized with a national award for excellence.
Contact: Elizabeth Partoyan, EDLO, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6734; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nsba.org/site/page_EDLO.asp? trackid=&cid=944&did=11324
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 in conserving 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. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 857-0666; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ase.org/gr eenschools/eaawardsus2004.pdf.
July 8—Call for proposals: Applications are due for proposals for the 2005 Northeast Conference, sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Workshops and presentations on topics such as, but not limited to, the teaching of literature and culture, foreign language teaching for middle school educators, sessions on Latin, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, and research implementation in the classroom are requested.
August 17—Call for proposals: Applications are due for proposals for the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Presentations on topics such as, but not limited to, academic counseling, art education, distance education, educational psychology, health education, kinesiology, music education, reading, science, and cross-disciplinary education are requested.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS
June 20—Writing: Applications are due for the 2004 Youth Honor Award Program from Skipping Stones Magazine, a multicultural publication based in Eugene, Ore. Students ages 7 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 on the environment.
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 are designed to assist students with a family income 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, 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, PO Box 297, Saint Peter, MN 56082; (507) 931-1682; Web site: www.thesalliemaefund.org.
Jul y 16—Scholarships: Applications are due for Presidential Freedom Scholarships. High school juniors and seniors who demonstrate strong leadership in their communities are eligible to apply for scholarships. Each applicant must serve at least 100 hours of community service and attend a public, private, or charter school within the United States or one of its territories. Winners will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.
Contact: James Metivier, PFS, 1150 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036; (866) 291-7700; fax: (202) 742-5393; e-mail: info@studentservicesscholarshi p.org; Web site: www.nationalservice.org/schol arships.
July 31—Libraries: Applications are due for the READ CD Poster Contest, sponsored by the American Library Association. K-12 educators, school library staff, students, and individuals that use the READ CD are eligible to apply. Participants must create a unique poster featuring READ CD. Winners will receive a $1000 ALA Graphics gift certificate and have their posters published in the September 2004 issue of American Libraries.
Contact: READ Poster Contest, ALA Graphics, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 280-2426; Web site: www.ala.org.
August 1—Writing: Applications are due for the 2004 Children’s Book Writing Contest from GiGi Books LLC, an audio books publisher. Students and teachers are eligible to submit original 400-word stories that help young children improve their reading skills, build character, and utilize critical thinking techniques. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 cash prize and have their story published both in print and as an audio book.
A version of this article appeared in the June 16, 2004 edition of Education Week