Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) works to educate students and the general public on the importance of free speech to a thriving democratic society. FIRE’s Free Speech EssayContest is now open to juniors and seniors in US high schools, including homeschooled students, and US citizens attending schools overseas.
The Albert H. Small Normandy Institute will take 15 student–teacher teams on a free learning experience of a lifetime. The Institute is an intensive program to learn about the D-Day Campaign of 1944 and the sacrifices made by young Americans to defeat tyranny.
Middle school and high school students can compete for up to $100,000 in a contest sponsored by C-SPAN, by producing a documentary on what it means to be an American. This national video documentary competition encourages students to think critically about issues that affect their communities and the nation. The documentary videos entered into the Student-Cam competition should be five or six minutes in length and focus on areas such as constitutional rights or historic events, explaining how the right or event defines the American experience. C-SPAN will award prize money to 150 students of winning documentaries and more than 50 teacher advisers. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.