The 2012-2013 school season is here! Old and new faces, new learning challenges and the ever present limited budget forces teachers and students to become increasingly creative at finding resources that will aid the instruction and learning process. Outlined below are several current opportunities for teachers or students seeking funding for educational purposes.
ING has announced its Unsung Heroes program in support of teachers across the United States. Educators are able to submit competitive grant applications outlining innovative projects and methodologies into their classrooms.
Up to 100 successful applicants will receive a $2,000 grant award to underwrite their proposed project as well as an additional professional development awards ranging from $5,000 – $25,000.
Interested individuals must be full-time educators, principals, paraprofessionals or in a role directly linked to student instruction to qualify. They must also be currently employed at a public or private school. For more information, go to the ING education award website at www.unsungheroes.com. Awards are granted on a rolling basis with the submission date of April 30, 2013.
Grants for the Arts
The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City of Detroit is now accepting grant submissions from 501c3 arts organizations located in Wayne County. Awards are open to all disciplines and may range from $500 – $4,000. The deadline for consideration is October 1, 2012. Projects that are funded must take place between January 1 through September 30, 2013.
For more information, call 313.224-1155 or visit detroitmi.gov/artsandgrants.
Math Moves U
Math Moves U is a grant and scholarship program underwritten by the Raytheon Company. The program targets math for grades 6,7 and 8. Middle-school students must submit an essay responding to the question, “How does math put the action in your passion?” Essay responses should highlight the importance of math in any activity the student cares about most.
The Raytheon Company will provide up to 150 awards of $1,000 to successful essayists as well as a matching $1,000 grant to the student’s school mathematics program. The matching grant must be applied to enhance math studies at the student’s school.
Engineering Is Elementary Science Grants
Raytheon Company is sponsoring a professional development program targeting science teachers of grades 1 through 5. Selected teachers will participate in Engineering is Elementary (EIE) workshops, an innovative science enrichment program that will equip educators to introduce engineering and technology in their elementary classrooms. Up to 20 awards of $3,000 will be awarded.
Go to www.mathmovesu.com to review submission details and deadlines for both the Math and Science grant opportunities.
Dr. Pepper is sponsoring a nationwide $750,000 scholarship giveaway for the 2012 college football season. Participation is open to any student age 18 or older. All contestants must submit a one-minute video explaining, “How I will make an impact in my life, my community and the world if awarded a Dr. Pepper scholarship…”
Dr. Pepper will award fifteen $2,500 scholarships throughout the college football season. Another 25 grand prize winners (age 25 years or under) will be selected to attend an end-of-season football game for a half-time throwing contest where the first place winner will receive a $100,000 scholarship and the second place winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship.
For more information, go to www.drpepper.com.