Grants, awards & freebies

Grants, Awards & Freebies — Sept. 6, 2018

Calling all high school math and science teachers

The Knowles Teacher Initiative is requesting applications for the 2019 Knowles Teaching Fellows Program. The program is an intensive and cohesive five-year program that supports early-career high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Fellows receive access to a comprehensive suite of benefits that are valued at approximately $150,000, including stipends, grants for professional development, classroom materials, National Board Certification, mentoring from veteran teachers and teacher educators, support for teacher-led initiatives, and membership in a nationwide community of more than 300 science and math educators. Eligibility: Early-career, secondary science and mathematics teachers.

DEADLINE: Nov. 25.
CONTACT:; Teaching Fellows Program

Help feed your students

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative, in partnership with Amazon, is soliciting applications for the Breakfast After the Bell program. The program supports schools with the purchase of equipment, materials and promotional initiatives facilitating Breakfast After the Bell delivery models (such as Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go, or Second Chance Breakfast) in an effort to increase student participation in school breakfast. Grants range up to $7,500. Schools that apply must participate, or plan to participate, in the National School Breakfast Program and either be implementing, or be prepared to implement, a Breakfast After the Bell delivery model. Only one application per school is permitted.

DEADLINE: Rolling. The online application will remain open until all grants are awarded.
CONTACT:; No Kid Hungry

Supporting art

The P. Buckley Moss Teacher Grant program provides funding for art supplies for teachers. These grants are given annually and may be up to $1,000 each. The purpose of the grant is to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into education in the school classroom setting, with a special focus on those who learn differently. The criteria for being considered for a Teacher Grant is the development and implementation of a “hands-on” visual art learning tool. The goal is to develop a project within schools serving all children (including students who learn differently) from grades pre-K to 12 that integrates art into educational programs. This grant is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish or maintain an effective learning tool using the visual arts within the school day. Teachers who are awarded grants must have incorporated art projects into other curricula including math, science and geography.

DEADLINE: Sept. 30.
CONTACT: Moss Foundation

Saving money through First Book

First Book, with support from Target, will offer new softballs, soccer balls, bean bag toss games, playground balls and more on the First Book Marketplace. The marketplace is an e-commerce site where educators serving children growing up in low-income families can access high-quality new books, educational resources and supplies at the lowest possible costs or for free. In addition, funding from Target also will provide credits that educators can use to access sports equipment from the First Book Marketplace site.

CONTACT: FirstBook

Tackling environmental challenges

Scholastic is soliciting entrants for the Lexus Eco Challenge. The challenge is a STEM contest for grades 6–12. Student teams are asked to tackle environmental issues related to land, water, air and climate, and to create practical solutions. Awards range up to $500,000. Eligibility: Public and private middle and high schools, as well as home school teams. Teams must have a teacher adviser (a full-time teacher employed by the school, not a volunteer) who selects a team of five to 10 students. The team then chooses an environmental topic from a prepared list that impacts its community, then implements an action plan and reports on the results.

DEADLINE: Oct. 15.
CONTACT: Scholastic Lexus Eco Challenge

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