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Funding opportunities, grants, and recognition awards.

grants for underserved students

Apr 15, 2019


Grants to Close the Opportunity Gaps Affecting Achievement

NWEA offers Educators for Equity Grants to foster academic growth among underserved students, including those who are economically disadvantaged and English learners. Proposed programs should be equity-focused, evidence-based, culturally relevant to students served, and explicitly designed to improve academic opportunities and outcomes.

Ocean Ecology Contest

Apr 01, 2019


Ocean Awareness Student Contest

Working at the intersection of ocean science and arts education, Bow Seat’s award-winning programming emphasizes creative thinking and making in exploring the natural world. In 2011 founder Linda Cabot and her daughters embarked on a journey to film a documentary—From the Bow Seat—about environmental issues impacting the Gulf of Maine. After her experiences at sea, Cabot wanted to inspire and encourage young people to think carefully about the ocean, so she began the annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association

In-service grant

Apr 01, 2019


Grants for In-Service Training in Mathematics

Supported by the Clarence Olander Fund and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the School In-Service Training Grants (PreK–5) provide financial assistance to elementary schools for in-service education in mathematics. For 2019–2020, grants of a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded for honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitute time, and conference or workshop registrations.

Art Competition

Apr 01, 2019


Awards in Recognition of Outstanding Students in the Arts

Through its YoungArts Competition, the National YoungArts Foundation awards grants of up to $10,000, as well as an invitation to take part in master classes and courses with world-renowned artists and professionals. Winners of the competition also become US Presidential Scholars in the Arts and receive a lifetime of professional support.

art competition students

Mar 15, 2019


Competition Honoring Outstanding Student Artwork

Hosted by Artists Network, Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition is open to artists anywhere in the world who work with traditional, two-dimensional media. The competition has five categories: Portrait/Figure, Still Life/Interior, Landscape, Abstract/Experimental, and Animal/Wildlife. To be eligible for an award in the Student/Beginner Division, young artists aged 16 years and older must not have been enrolled in a post–high school art program for more than six years and may not have pursued art on their own or in workshops or lessons for more than six years. The competition has five categories: Portrait/Figure, Still Life/Interior, Landscape, Abstract/Experimental, and Animal/Wildlife.


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