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June 26--Gifted and talented: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Jacb K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program. The awards are intended to support a national research and development center to study the education of gifted and talentedd children and youth. An estimated $1.75 million will go for one award to an eligible state educational agency or institution of higher education. Contact: Beverly Coleman, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5573; (202) 219-2280; TDD: (800) 877-8339.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Oct. 31--Foreign-language fellowships: The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for its 1996 summer-fellowship program for foreign-language teachers, grades K-12. A stipend of $3,750 will be provided for six weeks' study abroad. Applicants must have three years' full-time teaching (K-12) experience; at least one-half of the teaching schedule in foreign languages during each of those years; be employed by a school in the United States or a U.S. school abroad; and have the intent to teach foreign languages at least five more years. Former winners of the program and teachers of English as a second language and bilingual education are not eligible. Contact: N.E.H. Fellowship Program for F.L. Teachers K-12, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn. 06320-4196; (203) 439-2282; fax: (203) 439-5341.
Sept. 15--Environmental award: Phillips Petroleum Company is inviting entries for its Phillips Environmental Partnership Awards. The program is a nationwide competition that helps fund local environmental projects. Awards range from $500-$5,000 to winners in five categories: Wildlife and habitat, water, parks and schoolgrounds, recycling, and other. Contact: P.P.C., PEP Program, 16D1 PB, Bartlesville, Okla. 74004.
Sept. 25--Policy award: Advocates for Youth is inviting nominations for its Policymaker Leadership Awards. The awards are in recognition of outstanding leadership by state and local policymakers in promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Elected and appointed policymakers are eligible and may be nominated in one of five categories: adolescents pregnancy prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, adolescent HIV/AIDS prevention and education, promotion of reproductive health services in school-based or -linked health center, adolescent reproductive rights. Contact: Policy Leadership Award, A.Y., 10265 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 347-5700.
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