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Educator and School Awards, Contests, Fellowships, and Other Deadlines

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:

Dec. 1—Charter schools: Applications are due for the National Charter School of the Year Award, sponsored by the Center for Education Reform. The center will review the schools using test scores, graduation rates, and other criteria to rank the entries. The winning school will receive $10,000. Contact: The Center for Education Reform, 1001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 204, Washington, D.C. 20036; e-mail:; Web site:

Dec. 1—Instruction: Applications are due for two educator fellowships in Italy, sponsored by the Creativity Workshop. Applicants must submit a 500-word proposal on inspiring and implementing creativity in the classroom, along with other materials, by e-mail only. One teacher will win free tuition and accommodations and one teacher will win free tuition only for a creativity workshop in Florence, Italy, July 13-22, 2007. Contact: The Creativity Workshop, 245 East 40th St., Suite 25H, New York, NY 10016; e-mail: educator; Web site:

Dec. 1—Literacy: Nominations are due for the 2007 Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Toyota and the National Center for Family Literacy. Educators who demonstrate exemplary efforts in family literacy are eligible to compete for the $5,000 prize and a trip to the National Conference on Family Literacy in Orlando, Fla. Contact: The National Center for Family Literacy, Attn: TOY, 325 West Main St., Suite 300, Louisville, KY, 40202-4237; Web site:

Dec. 4—Character education: Applications are due for the National Schools of Character, sponsored by the Character Education Partnership. Ten winning public and private schools and school districts will each receive $20,000 for their work in character education. Contact: Janice Stoodley, Character Education Partnership, 1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1011, Washington, D.C. 20036; e-mail:; Web site:

Dec. 31—Writing: Entries are due for What’s the Story?, sponsored by SRA/McGraw-Hill. Teachers and former teachers may submit original fiction or nonfiction stories or poems in English or Spanish. The works should be aimed at students in pre-K-6th grade and submitted online. Winning stories will be illustrated and published as individual books; cash prizes will also be awarded. To view official rules or submit entries, visit

Jan. 3—Math and science: Scholarship applications are due for the 2007 Honeywell Educators at Space Academy. Middle school math and science teachers may apply for complete tuition, airfare, accommodations, meals, and materials for the program, which features space-science educator curricula and participation in astronaut training in Huntsville, Ala. in July. Contact: Scholarship Office, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, P.O. Box 070015, Huntsville, AL 35807-7015; e-mail:; Web site:

Student Awards, Contests, and Scholarships

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:; Web site:

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; e-mail:; Web site:

Dec. 8—Reading: Entries are due for Letters About Literature, a national writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in partnership with Target. Students in grades 4-12 write a letter to the author of their choice. State-level winners receive cash and a Target gift card; six national finalists receive a trip to Washington and Target gift cards. Contact: Catherine Gourley, Project Director, The Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540-4920; e-mail:; Web site:

Dec. 12—Science & Technology: Registration deadline for eCYBERMISSION, a Web-based science, math, and technology competition sponsored by the U.S. Army. Teams of 6th-9th graders compete for U.S. savings bonds and other prizes. The submission deadline is Feb. 21. Contact: Rob Nock, Mission Control, (866) 462-9237; e-mail:; Web site:

A version of this article appeared in the October 25, 2006 edition of Education Week

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