Grant and Award Opportunities
Action For Nature has created the Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8-16. If you are passionate about protecting the environment and are working on a project to research, take action and/or teach others about environmental preservation, you could win public recognition, cash prizes and certificates for your outstanding efforts! The deadline is fast approaching so check the criteria & requirements and make your submission today!
Siemens and other organizations invite you to participate in their We Can Change the World Challenge. Challenges are specific to Elementary, Middle and High School level classes, so find the right challenge for your class and start working on your entry! Prizes include fully funded class trips, Discovery Channel school assemblies, scholarship money for students, and more!
Con Edison is launching its 2012 Get Out the Vote Poster Design Contest to encourage and demonstrate the power of voting in our nation's elections in fall 2012. The competition calls upon the next generation of civic leaders to illustrate the importance and privilege of voting by designing a poster. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled in high school in New York City or Westchester County for the school year starting in September 2012. Six finalists will see their work appear in the New Daily News. Plus, the top three finalists each score an Apple gift card, with the grand prize being a $1,000 Apple gift card!
The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology. It is one of the most important ways EPA and the Administration demonstrate commitment to environmental stewardship efforts created and conducted by our nation's young people. One outstanding project from each EPA region will be selected for national recognition. Open ALL K-12 students in the U.S. See site for examples of past subject areas. Evaluation results consistently demonstrate that the experience is frequently a life-changing event for many of the young people and sponsors who attend.
Open to ALL High School Juniors and Seniors in New York State. Contest Essay Topic: Are there Limits to Growth? Population, Consumption and the Environment
Sponsored By: Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter, Population Committee. All entries should be submitted via email by April 1, 2013. Winners will be selected and announced at www.newyork.sierraclub.org on April 30, 2013 and will be contacted by Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Population Committee members via the email. Awards: First Place: $500, Second Place: $200, Third Place: $100. Original essays only, one entry per person. See linked flyer.
In all participating countries, SIWI co-operates with a national organisation that arranges a national Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition.The national and international competitions are open to young people between the age of 15 and 20 who have conducted water-related projects focusing on local, regional, national or global topics of environmental, scientific, social or technological importance. If you are interested in taking part in a national competition, please contact your national organiser.
The Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Competition is designed to bring the
hard facts about school food to entire school communities – in the students’ own words. It is
a competition for U.S. high school student journalists, ages 13 to 18. Articles submitted for
consideration must be about the need for healthy, sustainable school food and must have
been published in a school newspaper.
Best-selling author and food activist Michael Pollan will judge the finalists and select the
winners!First prize: $1,500. Second prize: $1,000. Third prize $500. Fourth Prize (x3): $300
Plus, $200 for your journalism class and the opportunity to have your work publicized on our
websites and through our extensive networks. Contest partners: Earth Day Network, Edible
Schoolyard Project, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalist. Contest ends February 28, 2013.
Winners will be announced on Earth Day – April 22, 2013.
Dr. Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability
This annual $10,000 award will be given to one female and one male public high school senior. The winners will have demonstrated evidence of their academic and extracurricular commitment to environmental stewardship within the urban context through their development and execution of sustainability-themed projects (for example, recycling, energy monitoring, parks stewardship, greening). These projects will also have promoted the spirit of civic engagement in fellow students and the community at large. The award is intended to be put to use by the student for their first year of college.
Applications may be submitted through milliontreesnyc.org from today through January 4, 2013. Eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel representing the Rockefeller Foundation, the Midler Family Trust, NYRP, and NYC Parks. Awardees will be notified in February 2013. The award will be administered by the Municipal Art Society and given at their annual meeting in late February 2013. Click to LEARN MORE
General Grant and Award Information
Find ongoing and current opportunities available to students of all ages at Planet Connect!
- Throughout the year, the NEA Foundation awards close to 200 grants to support educators' efforts to close the achievement gaps, develop creative learning opportunities for students, and enhance their own professional development. There are two primary grant categories open to public education professionals: Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Applications for both can be completed online.
C2i Mobile Project: Post your idea to become eligible for a $1,000 - The NEA Foundation in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) wants to know how mobile phone technology can be used in the classroom to transform teaching and learning. The Foundation will award up to five individuals $1,000 for the best ideas posted on the C2i page on the U.S. Department of Education’s Open Innovation Portal. award