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Special Opps: Funding and More for October 29, 2015

by eCivis Research Team on October 29, 2015
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“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.”

Trees Rock! Contest Program

Scotties Facial Tissues is making a total of $34,000 available for awards to any individual or organization that submits a video on the “Trees Rock!” theme featuring children. Videos must feature individual students or groups of students in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grades. The funding agency is accepting video entries for its Trees Rock! program through 11:59:59 a.m. ET on November 13, 2015. The first-prize winners will receive $10,000 in cash and an entertainment and planning event guide valued at $4,000. Nine other entries will receive lesser prizes. Winners will be announced on or about December 14, 2015.

Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching Program

The Southern Poverty Law Center is accepting applications for awards of $2,500 from K-12 educators across the country. Applicants must demonstrate their credentials as excellent anti-bias educators and their record as teachers who have prepared students for an increasingly diverse society that will allow them to thrive in diverse settings, achieve academically, and work collaboratively. Five educators will receive awards through this program. Awards will be disbursed during an award celebration event in July 2016.

Excellence in Library Programming

The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Library Programming award, which provides $5,000 to recognize a cultural/thematic program implemented by the award-winning library. All types of libraries are eligible to apply, including public, academic, school, and special libraries; however, the program in question must have been held for a public audience and taken place between September 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015. Nominations must be submitted by December 1, 2015.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Lemelson Foundation are providing up to $10,000 for teams composed of high school students, educators, and mentors that invent and propose technological solutions to real-world problems. Applications are accepted from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators from across the United States. Up to 15 awards will be disbursed each year, and funds must be allocated for research, materials, and learning experiences related to projects. Initial applications must be submitted by March 7, 2016. By mid-March 2016, up to 35 teams will be selected to submit full applications, which will be due by September 6, 2016. Winners will be announced on October 18, 2016.

Foot Locker Scholarships

Foot Locker is accepting applications for scholarships of $20,000 that will be awarded to outstanding student athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports and school, and within their communities. One winner will be selected to win an additional $5,000 scholarship, which will be reserved for a student demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. Eligible applicants are current high school seniors entering four-year, accredited U.S. colleges or universities in the fall of 2016. Applicants must be current members in good standing of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports, and have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 throughout their school careers. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on December 17, 2016, and winners will be announced in April 2016.

The Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE) Student Grants

WFFE provides small grants of up to $500 to support well-focused stewardship and environmental education projects led by middle or high school students across the state of Washington. The goal of the program is to bring young people into the environmental movement through work with educators and support of students’ interest in environmental issues, exhibited through their service-learning projects. There is no specific due date, but applications will be reviewed every six to eight weeks.

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