Current Funding Opportunities
Creative Communication's Poetry Contest was created to recognize student writers in grades K-12. Students may submit a poem on any appropriate subject. For each contest deadline, the top 10 entries in each grade division (K-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12) will receive a $25 check, special recognition in a book, and a free copy of the anthology that will be created from the contest. In addition, teachers with 5 or more students who give permission for publication will receive a free copy of the anthology that includes their student writers. Teachers may also apply for one of 50 $250 grants awarded by Creative Communication each year.
Deadline: April 8, 2013
The Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge is a national science competition for students in grades 5-8. The Challenge is designed to encourage the exploration of science among America’s youth and to promote the importance of science communication. To enter, students must submit a video entry online that demonstrates his or her understanding of scientific concepts. Ten finalists will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota to compete in the final challenge in October 2013. The winner will receive $25,000 and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”
Deadline: April 23, 2013
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation provides up to $10,000 for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Eligible applicants must be employed by schools or non-profit organizations, have direct and regular contact with students in grades preK-12, and work with students from low-income households. Deadline: April 13, 2013
Sponsored by ING, the ING Unsung Heroes K-12 Education Awards will select 100 teachers (based on their creative, innovative classroom projects and unique educational programs) to receive $2,000. Of the 100 finalists, 3 will be selected for additional financial awards, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.
Deadline: April 30, 2013