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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
*September-November--U.S. government: Deadlines for applications for the United States Senate Youth Program, sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, vary by state from September to November. Students in grades 11 and 12 who are involved in student government are invited to apply for a $2,000 college scholarship and one week's paid stay in Washington. Contact: WRHF, United States Senate Youth Program, 90 New Montgomery St., Suite 1212, San Francisco, CA, 94105-4504; (415) 543-4057 or (800) 841-7048; fax: (415) 243-0760.
Sept. 24--Science and technology: Submissions are due for the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition, sponsored by the Siemens Foundation. The competition is open to individual high school seniors and to teams of students who develop independent research projects in the physical or biological sciences or in mathematics. Seniors have the opportunity to win more than $1 million in college scholarships and other awards. Contact: SF, 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019-6022; (212) 258-4000; Web site: www.siemens-foundation.org.
*Dec. 10--Character education: Submissions are due for the "Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul" Award, which will recognize projects designed by middle-level students using the book Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul. Projects will be judged on how they benefit the community and use character traits portrayed in the book. Three cash prizes, of $3,000, $1,500, and $500, will be presented to the libraries of the winners' schools. Contact: CSKS, PO Box 10879, Costa Mesa, CA 92627; (949) 645-5240; fax: (949) 645-3203.
*Jan. 26--Peace: Submissions are due for the National Peace Essay Contest, sponsored by the United States Institute for Peace. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to compete for college scholarships. Contact: Education Program, USIP, 1200 17th St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 429-3854; fax: (202) 429-6063; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.usip.org.
TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Sept. 15--Parent involvement: Nominations are due for the Dorothy Rich Awards, sponsored by the Home and School Institute's MegaSkills Education Center. The award recognizes educators who work with parents to help children learn. Nominees must have a record of demonstrated experience of working in family-school efforts. Two recommendations should accompany the nominations. Contact: HSI, 1500 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 466-3633; fax: (202) 833-1400; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.MegaSkillsHSI.org.
Oct. 15--Math and science: Applications are due for a new grant program, sponsored by the Toshiba America Foundation, that aims to encourage better hands-on teaching of mathematics and science in elementary schools. Fifty grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to teachers of grades K-6. Contact: TFA, 126 E. 56th St., New York, NY 10022; (212) 588-0820; fax: (212) 588-0821; e-mail: [email protected].
Oct. 15--Teacher exchange: Applications are due for the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency. The program is open to administrators and teachers in K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities. Educators wishing to apply should be U.S. citizens, have full-time positions, with at least three years' experience, and be fluent in English. Participants in the program will continue to be paid by their home schools while teaching abroad. Contact: Tiffany Swanson, Outreach Specialist, USIA Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, 600 Maryland Ave. S.W., Suite 320, Washington, DC 20024; (800) 726-0479; Web site: www.usia.gov.
*Jan. 11--International education: Applications are due for the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, sponsored by the Institute of International Education. Teachers and administrators of grades 1-12 are eligble to apply for the three-week study visit to Japan, funded by the Japanese government. Those interested must provide proposals for sharing the experience with their schools and communities. Contact: IIE, 1400 K St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005-2403; (888) 527-2636; fax: (202) 326-7698; e-mail: [email protected].
*Jan. 20--Science education: Proposals are due for the Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Teachers, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association. The grants will provide up to $10,000 to pay for one-year programs designed to foster science education. The program is open to K-12 science teachers. Contact: Toyota TAPESTRY Grants, c/o NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852.
*Feb. 11, 2000--Holocaust education: Applications are due for the Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Division of Education of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Mandel Associated Foundations. Up to 25 secondary school educators will be named fellows and will attend a five-day summer seminar. Contact: Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, Education Division, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 488-0456; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ushmm.org.
Oct. 1--Humanities: Nominations are due for summer stipends, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $4,000 awards will support full-time work on projects that are intended to make a significant contribution to the humanities. Projects must last two full months and run between May 1 and Sept. 30, 2000. Contact: NEH Fellowships and Summer Stipends, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Room 318, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8551; e-mail: [email protected] ; Web site: www.neh.gov.
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