February 09, 1994 9 min read

From Federal Sources

National Endowment for the Humamities 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20506

African history. To support a collaborative project on contemporary African history, for 25 elementary and secondary school humanities teachers and administrators from the Boston area: $146,430 to Boston University, Boston, Mass.

African-American studies. To support a three-week residential summer institute on integrating the African-American experience into the curriculum, for 20 high school social-studies teachers from Illinois: $122,938 to the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

American government. To support a four-week summer institute on the fundamental concepts of American government, for 40 8th-grade teachers of American history: $100,408 to California State University, Los Angeles, Calif.

American literature. To support a two-year collaborative project on classic and contemporary works of American literature, for 126 high school English teachers in central Ohio: $150,000 to Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio.

Children’s museum. To support renovation and expansion of the exhibitions center and collections storage and the defrayal of fund-raising expenses: $400,000 challenge grant to the Children’s Museum, Seattle, Wash.

East Asian studies. To support a four-week summer institute on the relationship between the individual and society in three East Asian countries, for 30 elementary and secondary school humanities teachers: $183,000 to the Oregon International Council, Salem, Ore.

Egyptian studies. To support a three-week summer institute and lecture series on ancient Egypt, for 20 elementary and secondary school humanities teachers from Long Island and Westchester County schools in New York and selected schools in Arizona: $84,820 to Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, N.Y.

Folk studies. To support a four-week institute on folk tales and the oral tradition, for 40 elementary and middle school teachers: $195,000 to Bank Street College of Education, New York City.

History. To support a permanent staff position and information materials: $300,000 challenge grant to National History Day, College Park, Md.

Humanities. To support an endowment that will provide instruction for high school and college faculty members on humanities subjects: $250,000 challenge grant to Dixie College, St. George, Utah.

Latin American studies. To support a three-week summer institute on Latin American culture through Spanish colonial art, for 25 elementary and secondary school humanities teachers from the New York metropolitan area: $75,825 to the Brooklyn Museum, New York City.

Literature and opera. To support a masterwork-study project on children’s literature and opera, for 11 elementary and middle school teachers in the St. Louis area: $20,532 to the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, St. Louis, Mo.

Reading. To support a four-week summer institute on the relationships between reader and writer in selected classic and contemporary short stories and poems, for 32 teachers of grades K-12 from eastern Massachusetts: $136,751 to the Brookline Public Schools, Brookline, Mass.

South Asian studies. To support a four-week institute on South Asia, for 30 9th- and 10th-grade teachers from New York State: $127,500 to the American Forum, New York City.

Southern history. To support a four-week summer institute on historical memory in Southern culture, for 30 elementary and secondary school humanities teachers from North Carolina: $168,000 to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

U.S. history. To support a masterwork-study project on community in modern U. S. history, for 12 elementary and secondary school teachers and social-studies administrators from the Albany area: $28,000 to the Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, N.Y.

U.S. history. To support a two-year project comprising two summer institutes and follow-up sessions on U.S. history and Maryland, for 30 Maryland middle and high school teachers: $104,500 to the Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Md.

World history. To support a two-year collaborative project on world history that comprises consecutive, four-week summer institutes, for 30 St. Louis middle and high school history teachers: $92,500 to the International Education Consortium, St. Louis, Mo.

ÿFDÄÄFrom Private Sources

Carnegie Corporation of New York 437 Madison Ave. New York, N.Y. 10022

Education research. To further fund the School-Based Management Research Project, a study of 10 school districts in North America and Australia: $250,000 to Priscilla Wohlstetter, associate professor of educational administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

Public policy. For a public-policy project to promote the well-being of children: $383,000 to the Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colo.

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund P.O. Box 300 Princeton, N.J. 08543-0300

Journalism. To operate a summer institute in which high school English teachers will design academic courses that employ journalistic writing techniques: $15,000 to the High School Press Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.

The fund also recently awarded 33 grants totaling $128,000 for the operation of summer workshops for minority high school journalism students. The recipients are listed below by state:

Alabama. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Arizona. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff; University of Arizona, Tucson. California. Bakersfield College, Bakersfield; California Chicano News Media Association, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Jose branches; San Francisco State University, San Francisco. District of Columbia. Howard University, Washington.

Florida. Florida A&M University, Tallahassee; University of Miami, Miami. Georgia. Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta. Illinois. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston; Youth Communication, Chicago. Kentucky. University of Kentucky, Lexington; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. Massachusetts. University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Michigan. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Wayne State University, Detroit. Missouri. University of Missouri, Columbia. New Jersey. Rider College, Lawrenceville. New Mexico. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. New York. New York University, New York City; Queens College, Flushing.

Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Pittsburgh. Tennessee. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, with Tennessee State University, Nashville. Texas. San Antonio College, San Antonio; Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. Virginia. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Washington. University of Washington, Seattle. Wisconsin. Marquette University, Milwaukee.

Manhattan Institute 52 Vanderbilt Ave. New York, N.Y. 10017

Alternative education. To improve the quality of public education in New York City by expanding the Community School District 4 model for alternative schools, and to create up to 75 new alternative schools in five districts: $1 million to the Center for Educational Innovation, New York City.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust 703 Broadway Vancouver, Wash. 98660

Education reform. To support research by the Center for Educational Policy: $200,000 to the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

NEC Foundation of America Old Sod Farm Rd. #8 Melville, N.Y. 17747

Science and technology. To expand the National Engineering Design Challenge academic program and competition: $70,000 to the Junior Engineering Technical Society, Alexandria, Va.

ÿFDÄÄFrom Corporate Sources

American Honda Foundation P.O. Box 2205 Torrance, Calif. 90509-2205

Career development. For the Conservation Career Development Program, to provide volunteer opportunities in conservation and natural-resource management for high school students: $50,000 to the Student Conservation Association, Washington, D.C.

Minority students. For the “Ladders of Hope’’ program, an endowment fund that will supply college grants to minority students in Los Angeles: $50,000 per year, for three years, to the United Negro College Fund, New York City.

Science and art. To support “Children Investigate the Environment,’' a program that introduces urban, lower-income elementary and middle school children to environmental studies by integrating science and art: $20,000 to the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Calif.

Science and mathematics. To raise the awareness of minority students about the opportunities that exist in professions using science, mathematics, and related disciplines: $33,334 to New Mexico Mesa Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.

Medtronic Foundation 7000 Central Ave., N.E. Minneapolis, Minn. 55432-3576

American Indian students. For the scholarship fund for American Indian students: $2,000 to the American Indian Council, Minneapolis, Minn.

American Indian students. For the scholarship fund for American Indian students studying science or engineering: $1,500 to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Boulder, Colo.

American Indian students. For scholarships for Native American students: $2,000 to the Native American Scholarship Fund, Albuquerque, N.M.

Health education. For health education about the heart in inner-city schools: $8,000 to the American Heart Association, Minneapolis, Minn.

Health education. For health booklets for the early-childhood program: $2,100 to Independent School District #281, Robbinsdale, Minn.

Hispanic students. For scholarships for Hispanic students interested in engineering, mathematics, or medical studies: $1,500 to the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Novato, Calif.

Junior Achievement. Toward general support for the Junior Achievement program: $5,000 to Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Minneapolis, Minn.

Minority scholarships. For scholarships for minority students studying engineering: $1,500 to the National Council for Minorities in Engineering, New York City.

Science and mathematics. For scholarships for students of science and math: $2,000 to the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth, St. Paul, Minn.

Science and technology. For a microcomputer-based laboratory physics project: $1,000 to the Lakewood Community College Foundation, White Bear Lake, Minn.

Teaching. To support the Fridley Teacher Venture Fund and the “All Parents Teach’’ program: $3,500 to Education Ventures, Minneapolis, Minn.

Tutoring. For the Shared Ministries Tutorial Program: $10,000 to the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Minneapolis, Minn.

Fifteen Minnesota schools and educational organizations participating in the Medtronic Foundation’s K-12 STAR (Science and Technology Are Rewarding) Education Initiative have been awarded a total of $222,730 in grants. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below:

Anoka Hennepin School District 11, Coon Rapids: $9,825; Blake School, Minneapolis: $2,500; Breck School, Minneapolis: $48,000; Center for Early Learning and Living of Science (CELLS), Minneapolis: $20,000; Development Corporation for Children, Minneapolis: $4,000; Eisenhower Elementary School, Hopkins: $9,800; Hancock Hamline Collaborative Magnet School, St. Paul: $8,625; Henry Sibley High School, West St. Paul: $7,400; Independent School District #834, Stillwater: $4,000; Minneapolis Public Schools, Alternative Middle School, Minneapolis: $640; Minneapolis Public Schools, Kenney Elementary School, Minneapolis: $7,500; Minneapolis Public Schools, Waite Park Elementary School, Minneapolis: $6,900; Minnesota Zoo, Minneapolis: $31,250; Sci/Math, St. Paul: $50,000; University of Minnesota, Continuing Education and Extension: $12,650.

A version of this article appeared in the February 09, 1994 edition of Education Week as Grants