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Lemelson-MIT Grant

The Lemelson-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Programs, based in Cambridge, Mass., has awarded 10 schools a total of $78,000 in grants. The grants will be used to help high school students explore science, technology, and engineering through the lens of invention by connecting them with mentors in the field. The recipients are listed below alphabetically.

Agawam High School, Agawam, Mass.; Arlington High School, Arlington, Mass.; East High School, Anchorage, Alaska; Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, Pa.; Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami; Linn-Mar High School, Marion, Iowa; Norfolk Technical Vocational Center, Norfolk, Va.; North Miami Beach Senior High School, North Miami Beach, Fla.; Paso Robles High School, Paso Robles, Calif.; and Perry Hall High School, Baltimore.

Lumina Foundation Grants

The Lumina Foundation for Education, based in Indianapolis, recently awarded 16 organizations $1,033,600 in grants to support college-access programs for at-risk students.

The winners are listed below alphabetically.

Action Center for College Educational Services and Scholarships, Boston; Aid for College Opportunities, Springfield, Ohio; Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Whiting, Ind.; Cathedral Trustees, Inc., Indianapolis; Community Education Coalition of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Columbus, Ind.; Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center, Inc., Indianapolis; Fulfillment Fund, Los Angeles; Japanese Community Youth Council, San Francisco; Lund Family Center, Inc., Burlington, Vt.; Marin Education Fund, San Rafael, Calif.; National Heritage Foundation, Falls Church, Va.; Philadelphia Futures for Youth, Philadelphia; Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.; The Regents of the University of California, Irving, Calif.; University of Portland, Portland, Ore.; and the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.


DHHS Dating Violence Grant

The Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded a 17-month, $246,323 grant to Break the Cycle, a Los Angles-based nonprofit organization committed to educating middle and high school students about domestic violence. The funds will be used to enhance the organization’s dating violence education program.

Teacher Preparation Grant

The Stevens Institute of Technology, based in Hoboken, N.J., recently announced the receipt of a $1.5 million grant from the U.S Department of Education. The grant will be used at community colleges to help improve K-12 teacher preparation, and for technology and Internet-based curricular materials.

The grant is part of the federal government’s Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology program. Twenty- five grants totaling $30 million were awarded.



Applications are due Feb. 1 for grants from the American Honda Foundation. Grants support K-12 and higher education programs, including but not limited to science, environmental, and mathematics education.

K-12 teachers, schools, and school districts are eligible to apply. Grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 are available. Contact: AHF, P.O. Box 2205, Torrance, CA 90509; (310) 781-4090; fax: (310) 781-4270; Web site: subsection=foundation.

Applications are due Feb. 1 for library media grants from the Follett Software Company. Grants support library media specialists utilizing technology in school libraries within the United States. Recipients in grades K-12 will receive one grant of $1,000, and a $500 grant for their school library. Contact: AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL60611; (800) 545-2433 ext. 4383; Web site:


Applications are due Feb. 1 for grants from the National Education Association’s Foundation for the Improvement of Education. Grants support professional development in the areas of leadership, learning, and innovative collaboration efforts. One-year grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are available. K-12 public school teachers, and education support staff members with less than seven years of experience are eligible to apply.

Contact: NEA Foundation, 1201 Sixteenth St. N.W., Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822- 7840; Web site:

Applications are due Feb. 2 for fine arts grants from the National Education Association’s Foundation for the Improvement of Education. Grants support programs by fine arts teachers that address at-risk students. Arts teachers in grades 6-12 may apply for funding via their local NEA affiliates. Applicants must be members of the NEA and work in at-risk public secondary schools in the United States.

Ten one-year grants of up to $2,000 each will be awarded. Contact: NEA, 1201 Sixteenth St. N.W., Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7840; Web site:


Applications are due Feb. 2 for grants from the American Councils for International Education. Grants support teachers interested in improving secondary education in Eurasia. Recipients will spend two to three weeks with a Eurasia teacher demonstrating new teaching techniques and experiencing native culture. Middle and high school teachers who have been honored for excellence in teaching at the national, state, or local levels during the past eight years are eligible to apply. Thirty-six grants are available.

Contact: Marilee Muchow, ACIE, 1776 Independence Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 833- 7522; fax: (202) 293-0037; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due Feb. 5 for grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Grants support research on education finance, leadership, and management.

Organizations, universities, and other applicants that have the capacity to conduct scientifically valid research relevant to U.S schools are eligible to apply.

Contact: Jon Oberg, IES, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20208; (202) 208-7281;; Web site:

Applications are due Feb. 19 for charter school grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. Grants are awarded in three separate categories and are intended to increase national understanding of charter schools as well as improve the number of charter schools by assisting with program design and implementation. State and local education agencies, and charter school developers that come from states with statutes specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools may apply.

There are 18-22 three-year State Education Agency awards ranging from $500,000 to $8 million per year available, and 50-75 three-year non-SEA awards ranging from $10,000 to $150,000 per year.

Contact: Rik Lanzendorfer, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3C148 FB6, Washington, DC 20202; (202) 205-9786; e-mail:; Web site:

A version of this article appeared in the January 21, 2004 edition of Education Week


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