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U.S Dept. of Education.

Improving Literacy Through School Libraries.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 28, 2011.

The purpose of this program is to improve student reading skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists.

Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$600,000.

Eligibility:LEAs, including charter schools and State-administered schools that are considered LEAs under State law, in which at least 20 percent of the students served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line based on the most recent

satisfactory data available from the U.S. Census Bureau at the time this notice is published.

Project Period: Up to 12 months

Estimated Number of Awards: 50.



U.S Dept. of Education

Talent Search (TS) Program

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 28, 2010.

The purpose of the TS Program is to identify qualified individuals with potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and undertake a program of postsecondary education. TS projects publicize the availability of, and facilitate the application for, student financial assistance for persons who seek to pursue postsecondary education and encourage persons who have not completed programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete these programs.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and secondary schools, for planning, developing, or carrying out one or more of the services identified under this program.

Range of Awards:


Project Period: Up to 60 months.

Estimated Number of Awards: 464


Discovery Education


Enter daily for a chance to win an Ultimate Cool School Science Day Assembly – a spellbinding assembly for your school that is not only fun and interactive, but also underscores the importance of science literacy. Students will be amazed as they participate in interactive demonstrations and conduct mind-blowing experiments with a leading science guru and personality. Teachers will discover “cool” new hands-on activities and stimulating resources that will excite students in a special professional development workshop.

Eligibility: The Ultimate Cool School Science Day” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is offered only in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”) and is open only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age and older and who are employed, during the Term of the Sweepstakes and when prize is awarded, as teachers at an accredited public, private or parochial elementary school in the United States containing any class with students from Kindergarten through Grade 6, that has a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt designation.

Entries accepted through February 24, 2011

Number of Prizes: 1 (Science Assembly for School)


American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Collaborative School Library Award

Purpose: To recognize and encourage collaboration and partnerships between school librarians and teachers in meeting goals outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs through joint planning of a program, unit, or event in support of the curriculum and using school library resources.

Eligibility: The applicants will be a school librarian and teacher(s) who have worked together to execute a project, event, or program to further information literacy, independent learning, and social responsibility using resources of the school library. The application will address the degree to which the project meets the standards outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.

A cash award of $2,500 will be given to the recipient’s school library

Deadline: February 7, 2011



Christopher Columbus Foundation

Christopher Columbus Awards

Purpose: To challenge students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply a scientific method to create innovative solutions.

Eligibility:Open to all students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade,

Awards: Eight finalist teams and their coaches will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World and a $25,000 grant.

Deadline: February 7, 2011.


Horace Mann

Horace Mann Scholarship Program for Educators

Teachers: Are you looking to further your education? Horace Mann is giving away $30,000 in scholarships to educators.

Educators applying for the scholarship need to fill out school and community activities on the application and respond to an essay question in 300 words or less. This year’s essay question is: 19th century educator Robert M. Hutchins wrote, “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” How are you preparing your students for a lifetime of education?

Eligibility: The application process is open to any full-time K-12 teacher, librarian or teacher’s aide. At time of application and at the time the scholarship is awarded, entrants must have at least two years K-12 teaching experience and work at least 30 hours a week at a U.S. public or private school. Scholarship winners must enroll in a two- or four-year accredited college or university.

Residents of Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York and Hawaii are not eligible.

Deadline: The on-line application for the Educator Scholarship closes at CST on March 1, 2011.


American Historical Association

Beveridge Family Teaching Prize (K-12)

Purpose: Established in 1995, this prize honors the Beveridge family’s longstanding commitment to the AHA and K-12 teaching. Friends and family members endowed this award to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The prize will be awarded on a two-year cycle rotation: in even-numbered years, to an individual; in odd-numbered years, to a group.  The next prize will be awarded to an individual.

Eligibility: the candidate must be a K-12 teacher.  The individual can be recognized either for individual excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field.

Award: The prize carries a cash award plus travel expenses to the AHA annual meeting in January 2012 at which it is awarded.

Deadline: March 15, 2011

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