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September 26, 2006 5 min read

Nov. 1—Technology: Applications are due for the Teach Tech Awards, sponsored by the International Organization of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools and The School at Columbia. The contest recognizes teachers at laboratory schools who creatively use technology to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. Ten finalists will each win $500 cash awards and the winning teacher will win a $5,000 cash prize. Contact: Gardner Dunnan, e-mail: gpd6@columbia.edu; Web site: www.nals.net.

Oct. 25—Public service: Applications are due for the 2007 Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth, sponsored by the National Child Labor Committee. Five professionals and five volunteers will be honored for their work to improve the lives of children and youths in their communities. Contact: NCLC 2007 Lewis Hine Awards, Selection Committee, 1501 Broadway, Suite 1908, New York, NY 10036; (212) 840-1801; Web site: www.nationalchildlabor.org/lewishine.html.

Oct. 31—School gardens: Applications are due for the 2006 Organic School Garden Awards, sponsored by The Rodale Institute. All K-12 schools with organic gardens are invited to submit student essays and posters about their gardens. Three cash prizes of $250, $500, and $1,000 will be awarded. Contact: The Rodale Institute, Organic School Garden Awards, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530; www.kidsregen.org.

Nov. 1—Technology: Applications are due for the Teach Tech Awards, sponsored by the International Organization of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools and The School at Columbia. The contest recognizes teachers at laboratory schools who creatively use technology to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. Ten finalists will each win $500 cash awards and the winning teacher will win a $5,000 cash prize. Contact: Gardner Dunnan, e-mail: gpd6@columbia.edu; Web site: www.nals.net.

Nov. 3—Education research: Letters of inquiry are due for the William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Program. Researchers, policymakers, and educators can apply for up to $175,000 to support the supply of, demand for, and use of research on improving youth outcomes. Two to four fellowships will be awarded this year. Contact: William T. Grant Foundation, 570 Lexington Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 752-0071; Web site: www.wtgrantfoundation.org.

Nov. 15—Reading: Applications are due for the Presidential Award for Reading and Technology 2007, sponsored by the International Reading Association and Plato Learning. The program honors K-12 educators who use technology in reading instruction. One winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and an all-expenses paid trip the IRA Annual Convention in Toronto in May. Nine regional winners will each receive a $500 cash award. Contact: Executive Office, IRA, P.O. Box 8139, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19714-8139; e-mail: exec@reading.org; Web site: www.ira.org.

Nov. 17—Arts education: Letters of Intent are due for the Arts Teachers Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Surdna Foundation. Twenty teachers in public high schools that focus on the arts will receive awards of up to $5,000 to be used for artistic development. A complimentary grant of $1,500 will be given to each recipient’s school. Contact: Kimberly Bartosik, Arts Teachers Fellowship Program, Surdna Foundation, 330 Madison Ave., 30th Floor, New York, NY 10017; (212) 557-0010 ext. 254; e-mail: artsfellowship@surdna.org; Web site: www.surdna.org/programs/artsteachersfellowships.html.

Nov. 30—Environmental education: Applications are due for the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm Environmental Education Awards, sponsored by the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks and Fujifilm. The awards honor educators and student groups that are working to protect and preserve the environment. Eight winning groups will each receive a $10,000 award to support their projects, among other prizes. One environmental educator will receive a $5,000 cash award. Contact: SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm Environmental Education Awards, c/o SeaWorld Orlando, Education Department, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, FL 32821; (877) 792-4332; Web site: www.swbg-animals.org/conservation-matters/eea.

STUDENT AWARDS, CONTESTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Oct. 25—Community service: Applications are due for the 2007 Brick Awards, sponsored by Do Something. The awards honor six youths ages 18 or younger and three youths ages 19-25 for their leadership on health, environmental, or community-building service projects. Winners ages 18 or younger will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for the community organization of their choice. Each winner in the 19-25 category will receive a $10,000 community grant. Four of the twelve winners will each be selected for an additional $15,000 in awards. Applications are online at www.dosomething.org/brick.

Oct. 31—Community service: Applications are due for the 2007 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The awards honor the community service of students in grades 5-12. One high school student and one middle student in each state and the District of Columbia will receive an award of $1,000. Ten National Honorees will each receive an additional award of $5,000, and a $5,000 grant for the charity of the recipient’s choice. Contact: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, 751 Broad St., 16th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102; (973) 802-4568; e-mail: spirit@prudential.com; Web site: www.prudential.com/spirit.

Nov. 1—Community service: Applications are due for the 2007 Nestlé Very Best in Youth awards. Youths ages 10-18 who have made contributions to their communities, especially through reading initiatives, can apply for the awards. Twenty-five winners will each receive an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the awards ceremony, a $600 cash award, and $1,000 to donate to a charity. Contact: Nestlé USA, 800 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203; (818) 549-6677; Web site: www.nestle-verybestinyouth.com.

Nov. 24—Community service: Applications are due for the Youth Leaders for Literacy program, sponsored by the National Education Association and Youth Service America. The $500 grants support youth-led literacy service projects that are to take place in March and April. Contact: Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants, NEA Public Relations, 1201 16thSt. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; e-mail: readacross@nea.org; Web site: www.nea.org/readacross/volunteer/index.html.

Nov. 30—Global service: Applications are due for the NetAid Global Action Awards. The program honors high school students who have organized and led projects to increase global awareness or fight global poverty. Winners will each receive $5,000 for college or a charity of their choice. Contact: NetAid, 75 Broad St., Suite 2410, New York, NY 10004; (212) 537-0500; fax: (212) 537-0501; email: gaa@netaid.org; Web site: http://netaidregister.dreamhosters.com.

A version of this article appeared in the September 27, 2006 edition of Education Week

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