Shannon Foundation Extends Grant Application Deadline to June 1

Shannon Foundation

Due to COVID-19, the Shannon Foundation has extended the application deadline for a 2020-21 Shannon Grant to June 1, 2020. Open the grant application »

Also, please note that teachers have until August 1, 2021, to implement and submit reports for current projects funded for the 2019-20 school year. Continue reading

Apply for a Shannon Foundation Grant by April 17

Shannon Foundation

The Shannon Foundation wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas for achieving excellence in the classroom. The Foundation offers Level 1 grants up to $750 to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities. Level 2 grants up to $5,000 are offered to school teams, led by a coordinating teacher or building administrator, for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels. Open the grant application »

Completed applications must be signed by the school principal and may be submitted electronically or by postal mail. All submissions must be received by April 17, 2020. Continue reading

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Sponsoring High School Essay Contest – Submissions Due April 15

National League of Women Voters

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has announced their 2020 Student Essay Content: The Right to Vote.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women and expanding on the principle of equality. Students in grades 9-12 are are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the following questions: Continue reading

Interested in Applying for a Bama Works Grant?

Bama Works: Dave Matthews Band Gives Back

The Bama Works Fund, a grant created by the Dave Matthews Band to support community initiatives in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area, is currently accepting applications. There are two deadlines: February 1 (decision in mid-June) and August 1 (decision in mid-December). The award can be up to $10,000, which could help make your educational ideas a reality!

If you are interested in applying, please contact Helen Dunn, ACPS Legislative & Public Affairs Officer, to discuss your proposal. Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: Feb. 1

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Success Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Continue reading

Nominate a Deserving Educator for a 2019-2020 Golden Apple Award by Jan. 27

Golden Apple

Once again, Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry is sponsoring the Golden Apple Awards for outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems!

Who is eligible? Eligible candidates are current public or private school teachers in Albemarle County or Charlottesville City, preschool through grade 12, who have not received a Golden Apple Award in the past three years. Continue reading

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – Application Deadline for Students in Grades 5-12: Nov. 5

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has kicked off its annual search for America’s top youth volunteers. This unique youth recognition program, founded 25 years ago by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honors middle level and high school students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Learn more about the awards »

Applications for the 2020 awards are now open to students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year. The application deadline is November 5, 2019. Learn how to apply »

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: Oct. 15

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Success Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Continue reading

I Love My Librarian Award – Nominate Your Favorite Librarian by Oct. 21

I Love My Librarian Award

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.

If a librarian has made a difference in your life or school community, be sure to nominate them for this special national award! Nominations for the 2019-20 award are open through October 21. Continue reading