Global Citizen Scholarship – Student Applications Due Nov. 1

Education FirstHigh School Teachers: The 2018 Global Citizen Scholarship is a competitive (and free!) scholarship opportunity open to any student in grades 9-12 (excluding previous participants). Recipients will earn a free trip to the technology-focused Global Leadership Summit in Berlin, Germany, next July, where they’ll collaborate with other young, passionate leaders to design solutions for the evolving technological landscape, and even compete to have those solutions featured in Stockholm’s Nobel Museum. Continue reading

2017 Student Art Contest: Imagine a Day Without Water – Enter by Oct. 16

Imagine a Day Without WaterWith rain levels lower than in past years, staff and students are encouraged to conserve water in our schools and at home by minimizing nonessential water use. To help students connect to the importance of water, students in grades 1-8 are invited to enter the 2017 “Imagine a Day Without Water” Student Art Contest. Poster entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, October 16. (If you are a teacher with a large number of posters, you can arrange for a pick up at your school.) Contest flyer and entry form »

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NEA Foundation Grants – Next Deadline: October 15

The NEA FoundationThe National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers two grant opportunities for educators: Student Achievement 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. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Continue reading

Virginia License Plate Design Contest: Take Action Against Distraction – Enter by Dec. 15

DMV Take Action Against DistractionIn 2016, 13 Virginians were killed and more than 800 injured in crashes involving a distracted teen driver. That’s why Virginia DMV is launching a statewide license plate design contest for high school students (grades 9-12). The “Take Action Against Distraction” License Plate Design Contest aims to start the conversation and raise awareness about distracted driving. Also, it provides an opportunity for students to share their visual arts skills for a worthy cause and potentially save a life. Entries will be accepted from November 1 – December 15, 2017. Contest details »

VSBA Announces 5th Annual Student Video Contest – Deadline: Oct. 4

VSBA LogoThe Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) invites Virginia high school students to participate in their 5th annual Student Video Contest. This year’s contest theme is “Choice,” and students are asked to submit a 30-second video about all the choices students have when it comes to a public education in Virginia. Submissions will be judged on how well they address the topic as well as the quality of the production and the creativity of the video. The submission deadline is October 4, 2017. For more details, visit the VSBA’s Annual Convention web page and scroll down to “Student Video Contest.”

Note: Each participating student must complete a release form.

Apply for a GreenWorks! Grant by September 30

PLT GreenWorksProject Learning Tree (PLT) offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.

To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT training, either in-person or online. The annual deadline to apply is September 30. Funding will be distributed in December 2017.

Toshiba Grants for K-12 Educators

Toshiba LogoToshiba America Foundation accepts grant applications from K-12 teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.

Elementary teachers (K-5):  Apply by October 1 for a $1,000 grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into your classroom. Learn how to apply »

Secondary teachers (6-12): Toshiba accepts grant requests for $5,000 or less on a rolling basis. Requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year on May 1 and November 1. Learn how to apply »

Win a Free Professional Learning Trip to Milan

Education FirstProfessional Learning. In Italy. With Anthony Bourdain. For Free. Education First, in conjunction with The Virginia School-University Partnership (VSUP), is offering you and a colleague a chance to attend their Global Leadership Summit in Milan this July, with keynote speaker Anthony Bourdain—for free. This trip includes a four-night stay, airfare, and a two-day leadership conference on The Future of Food. Enter now for your chance to win »

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James Patterson’s $1.75 Million Giveaway to Support Classroom Libraries – Enter by July 31

Scholastic Reading ClubThanks to the generosity of James Patterson, Scholastic Reading Club is excited to announce that teachers (PK-12) have a chance to win a $500 grant to help build their classroom libraries. Plus, winners will receive 500 Bonus Points from Scholastic Reading Club. A total of 3,500 teachers and classrooms will be selected to win. Teachers: Enter here »

Entries will be accepted until July 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Continue reading