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National Weather Association Invites Applications for K-12 Meteorological Projects
The National Weather Association is accepting applications for its Education Fund grants, which support projects aimed at improving K-12 education in meteorology and related sciences. The program will award grants of up to $750 to help teachers purchase scientific materials for the classroom, school, or community; launch new school or community science outreach and education programs; enhance or expand existing meteorology/science education programs; and/or attend accredited courses, workshops, or conferences related to meteorology that will significantly enhance their teaching activities. Priority will be given to projects that show the most creativity and have the potential for greatest impact. The program is open to teachers, program directors, school district supervisors, and other individuals or groups proposing to improve the education of K-12 students in meteorology. Link to Complete RFP

National Science Teachers Association Invites Nominations for Shell Science Teaching Award
The National Science Teachers Association, with support from the Shell Oil Company, is inviting nominations for the Shell Science Teaching Award, an annual program that recognizes an outstanding K-12 classroom science teacher who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science teaching. The award includes a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to attend NSTA’s national conference; two finalists will also receive all-expenses-paid trips to the conference. Nominees must be classroom teachers whose responsibilities include teaching science. In addition, nominees must have a minimum of eight years of experience (not including the current school year) as a teacher of science and must teach in a private or public school in the United States, a U.S. territories, Department of Defense schools, or Canada. Link to Complete RFP

Northrop Grumman Foundation Invites Submissions for Science Lab Makeovers
The Northrop Grumman Foundation is welcoming submissions to its Fab School Labs online contest, a program that provides public middle schools with an opportunity to turn their dream of a state-of-the-art science lab into reality. To that end, five winning schools will be provided with up to $100,000 each. The contest is designed to drive students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by giving public middle school teachers and school administrators the chance to create the STEM lab of their dreams and provide students with learning tools and technologies that stimulate as well as teach. Teachers, principals, and school administrators are encouraged to submit an application, along with photos and video to help tell their story. After semi-finalist schools are chosen, their videos will be posted online for the public to vote on. The winning schools will team up with Fab School Labs contest partner Flinn Scientific, Inc. to design a state-of-the-art lab complete with all the tools, resources, and furnishings needed. Link to Complete RFP 

P. Buckley Moss Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts-Integrated Education Programs
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation is accepting is grant applications from pre-K-12 educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program in the 2017-18 school year. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming. The purpose of the program is to assist teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children. Pre-K-12 educators working in schools that serve all children (including students who learn differently) are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit a completed original application, plus 4 additional copies, by September 30, 2016. (Facsimiles or email submissions will not be accepted, nor will incomplete application packets.) Application packets will be accepted starting July 1. To be accepted, application packets must be postmarked no later than September 30. Link to Complete RFP 

Family Travel Forum Seeks Submissions for Teen Travel Writing Scholarships
The Family Travel Forum invite applications for a scholarship program designed to encourage teens to share their travel experiences in words and images.The 9th annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship is open to junior high and high school students between the ages of 13 and 18. To be considered, applicants must submit a travel blog piece of no more than six hundred words. All entries must also contain at least one photo, digital artwork, or video clip. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 cash grant, with cash prizes awarded to the second- ($500) and third-place ($250) winners as well. The work of twenty honorable mention nominees will be rewarded with travel gifts. In addition, all of the top blog pieces will be posted on Family Travel Forum website. Link to Complete RFP

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