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Grant Title: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and
Organization: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Grades K-12 math or science teachers (K-6 and 7-12 in
Value: Up to 108 awards of $10,000 each
Each year, the President of the United States recognizes outstanding mathematics
and science teachers by bestowing upon them the Presidential Awards for
Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Awards are given to
teachers in each state and four U.S. jurisdictions, including Washington, D.C.;
Puerto Rico; Department of Defense Schools; and the U.S. territories (American
Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S.
Virgin Islands). The PAEMST program is administered by the National Science
Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House. The 2007 PAEMST program will
honor 7th thru 12th-grade mathematics and science teachers. Each awardee
receives a $10,000 award from NSF and gifts from a broad range of donors.
Awardees and their guests are honored during events that take place in
Washington, D.C., over the course of a week-long celebration. These events
include an awards ceremony, celebratory receptions and banquets, and
professional development programs.
Grant Title: Computers for Learning
Organization: The federal government
Value: Surplus computers
Through its Computers for Learning program, the federal government has placed
hundreds of thousands of surplus computers in schools across the country on a
needs-first basis. Schools register and request equipment on the Computers for
Learning web site, and federal agencies match their surplus equipment to schools
with those needs. Most, but not all, of the available computers are
Windows-based PCs rather than computers made by Apple. Most of the donated
machines are older models, but as the government continues to upgrade its
computer systems, the number of surplus Pentium computers will sharply increase.
Computers and equipment are not refurbished by the government before being
shipped to schools, nor are they covered by warranty.
Contact: (202) 501-3846, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Title: CyberLearning Matching Grants
Organization: National Education Foundation
Value: Up to $10 million
CyberLearning, a project of the National Education Foundation, aims to help
bridge the digital divide by giving K-12 schools, colleges, universities,
government agencies, and nonprofit organizations the opportunity to receive
matching grants to access more than 1,000 online courses in information
technology (IT), management, and SAT preparation. Applicants must write a
one-page proposal that describes their target population and how they would use
the courses to improve the IT, management, or SAT skills of this population,
including students, teachers, and staff. One-year matching grants ranging from
$30,000 to $10 million are awarded to applicants based on the poverty level of
the target populations or communities. Recent awards include $50,000 to Seattle
Shoreline Community College, $250,000 to the New Haven School District in
Connecticut, and $4,000,000 to the New Jersey State Department of Education to
train 75,000 disadvantaged high school students and teachers.
Contact: Claudia Kay, (703) 823-9999, email@example.com
SunWise School Program
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Eligibility: Grades K-8 educators
Value: Curriculum materials
The SunWise School Program is an environmental and health education program that
aims to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from
overexposure to the sun. Through the use of classroom-, school-, and
community-based components, SunWise seeks to develop sustained sun-safe
behaviors in schoolchildren. SunWise Partner Schools receive materials that
facilitate cross-curricular classroom learning.
Grant Title: The GLOBE Program
Organization: The National Science Foundation
Eligibility: U.S. school teachers
Value: Professional development
The GLOBE program, which stands for Global Learning and Observations to Benefit
the Environment, is a hands-on, school-based science and education program. It
was formed through a partnership between several organizations including the
National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the
Environmental Protection Agency. The program teaches students how to research
environmental topics while encouraging them to share their findings via the web.
Specifically, the program provides resources for students to monitor the
environment through the use of soil samples, atmospheric readings, land cover,
and phenology. Teachers also benefit from this program through free training at
GLOBE workshops, complementary educational videos, and continuous access to a
teacher's help desk.
Grant Title: The Upward Bound Program
Organization: U.S. Department of Education
The Upward Bound Math and Science Program is designed to prepare high school
students for postsecondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields
of math and science. Secondary schools are eligible for this grant if there are
no other applicants capable of providing an Upward Bound project in the area.
The grant is targeted for institutions of higher education, public and private
agencies and organizations, including community and faith-based organizations.