A Guide to Winning Grants for Math & Science Education


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on November 28, 2011


Guide to Winning Grants for Math & Science is an infomative guide from Arizona State University with helpful tips for writing grants along with links to grants.

Magic Tree House Contest


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on August 26, 2011

Magic Tree House Educator of the Year

Tell us how you incorporate Magic Tree House books and Magic Tree House Fact Trackers to help you meet objectives across the curriculum. Winners receive an $800 classroom library!

Lego Smart Creativity Contest


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on August 22, 2011

From Lego to U.S. educators and home schoolers:

Get ready for the 2011 LEGO® Smart Creativity Contest!

The LEGO® Smart Creativity Contest is all about creativity, innovation, and hands-on learning! We want you to think beyond the books and focus on the power of the brick!

In 150 seconds or less, we challenge you to: Show us how you use LEGO Education solutions to spark student innovation!

Whether you capture student innovation in the form of a LEGO-inspired animation, student-produced skit, or by performing an original song that plays tribute to the creativity of the LEGO brick, we challenge you to be creative and let that innovative spirit shine!

More details, rules, entrance requirements, and prizes.

Adobe Educators Award – Now in Progress


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants, Lesson Planning | Posted on August 15, 2011

Adobe Educators’ Choice Awards

the 2011 Educators’ Choice Awards will recognize and reward Adobe Education Exchange members who submit the most innovative teaching and learning materials. Your fellow members will choose the winners of the Awards by rating one another’s work, so impress your colleagues and compete for valuable prizes by submitting your best projects, lesson plans, curricula, and tutorials. For inspiration and examples, join or sign in to browse the resources on the Adobe Education Exchange.

Submit an entry now

Doodle 4 Google Contest


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Photography, Grants | Posted on January 19, 2011


Doodle 4 Google.Com

Welcome to Doodle 4 Google, a competition where we invite K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. At Google, we believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors, so this year we’re inviting U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “What I’d like to do someday…”

Whether students want to find a cure for cancer or take a trip to the moon, it all starts with art supplies and some 8.5″ x 11″ paper. And, one lucky student artist will take home a $15,000 college scholarship and $25,000 technology grant for their school, among many other prizes.

Registration closes at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 2, 2011, and entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The winning doodle will be featured on our Google.com homepage on May 20, 2011.


Tween Tribune Writing Contest


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants, Reading/Language Arts, Writing | Posted on December 9, 2010

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Tween Tribune Essay Contest

Students: Win $10,000 with 100 words What’s a word worth? Do the math: TeenTribune.com and TweenTribune.com announce a writing contest with $10,000 in cash prizes for all registered students in Grade 3 through Grade 12. Entries will be judged in ten categories, with separate categories for each grade, 3rd through 12th.

100 words could win you $100 – or $500 – with a 100-word essay about technology. TeenTribune.com and TweenTribune.com will distribute $10,000 among 60 winning writers.

My Place in Space Contest


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Grants, Science Resources | Posted on October 25, 2010

space kids   My Place in Space Contest has a NOVEMBER 1 deadline. 

   PDF Handout for the Contest

Who can enter? Grades 2-4
When are entries due? November 1, 2010
What is it? This year’s contest invites young scientists and artists to explore our solar system and beyond. Read stories and books. Search websites. Watch movies. Then draw a picture showing what you learned. Enter your artwork in the 2010 IGES art contest!
What do you win? Artwork will be featured on IGES’s website. Other prizes include a framed color certificate and a Visa gift card.

Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants, Health/Fitness, Odds and Ends | Posted on October 1, 2010

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     Recipes for Kids Challenge  

Let’s Move! toward healthier food in schools with the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition. First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, in association with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is challenging school nutrition professionals, chefs, students, parents and interested community members to create tasty, healthy, exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus across the country.

 Winning teams will win $12,000 in prizes and be invited to prepare their nutrition-packed meals alongside White House chefs.

Bing “My School Needs” Contest


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on September 23, 2010

bing   Bing “My School Needs…” Contest allows you to win up to $100,000 for your school.  Click the link for all the details.

Intel Schools of Distinction


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants, Science Resources, STEM Resources | Posted on September 23, 2010

IntelIntel Schools of Distinction – Apply Now

Every year, Intel honors U.S. schools demonstrating excellence in math and science education through innovative teaching and learning environments. To be considered as an Intel School of Distinction, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and science content standards.

Up to three schools at each level—elementary, middle, and high school—will be named as finalists in the math and science categories. These 18 schools will receive a cash grant of USD 5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a four-member team from their school and district. Six winners will be selected from the finalists and receive a USD 10,000 cash grant. One of these winners will be selected as the “Star Innovator” and will receive a USD 25,000 grant. All five winning schools and the Star Innovator will also receive products and services from program sponsors.

Taylor Swift/Scholastic Essay Contest


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants, Reading/Language Arts, Writing | Posted on September 2, 2010

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Read Now with Taylor Swift Essay Contest from Scholastic

 “What is the book I will always remember reading, and why?”On an 8.5×11 sheet of paper, write 250 words or less answering the question. 10 winning students (with their parent or legal guardian) will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to NYC to attend the “READ NOW! with Taylor Swift” literacy event.


Deadline is Sept. 20, 2010

Grant Opportunities


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on August 20, 2010

Grant Information Aug. 2010 is a link with several grants available for education.  Included are links to the web sites and due dates.  If you have a unique project or need for your classroom, check this out.

NEA Learning & Leadership Grant for PD – Oct. 15 deadline


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on August 11, 2010

The Learning & Leadership Grants awarded by the NEA Foundation
provide awards of $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in
collegial study. All professional development grants must improve practice,
curriculum and student achievement. All recipients are expected to exemplify
professional leadership by sharing their new learning with colleagues.
Deadlines: October 15, 2010; February 1, 2011; June 1, 2011
Web: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/

Toshiba Math/Science Grant – Due Oct. 1


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on August 11, 2010


Do you teach in an elementary school? Do you have an idea for improving math or science instruction in your classroom? What do you need to make learning math and science fun for your students? What instructional items or project materials are on your wish list? K–5 teachers are invited to use Toshiba America Foundation’s short application form to describe a set of lessons or a hands-on project they would like to introduce in their own classrooms. Provide your wish list of project materials up to  $1,000 to implement your creative lessons in science or math.    Deadline: October 1, 2010
Web: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/common/docs/TAF_K-5-APPLICATION.pdf

Grant Ideas from past winners.

Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on August 5, 2010


Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

Grades 3-6, minimum 15 kids, indoor or outdoor herb garden grant, $200 “seed money” for soil, plant trays, containers, tools, etc. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials and herb seeds.    Deadline: 9/30/2010

Crayola Grant


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on July 13, 2010


Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant from Crayola is offered only to members of NAESP (National Association for Elementary School Principals).  Since I am a member of this organization, our school can take advantage of this grant.  You will need to hurry if interested as the deadline is August 15, 2010.

Grant Application Form

Annie’s Grants for Gardens


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on July 7, 2010


Annies.Com Grant for Gardens 

Here is a grant for about $250 to purchase seeds and garden supplies. This may be something you want to pass on to parent groups, or teachers for class projects, etc. to improve your school’s grounds.

Free Books for Primary Grades


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Educational Resources, Grants, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on May 20, 2010

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Literacy Empowerment Foundation – Free Books for Primary Grades

The Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The program distributes softcover books FREE of charge for Read Across America day, National Drop Everything and Read Day, Children’s Book Week, International Children’s Book Day, and other literacy programs.

Recipients merely pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, which is only $0.68 per softcover book ($68 per set of 100 books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 books per set. There will not be more than five copies of the same book in any set. Reading levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade. Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no guarantee of specific titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a project’s needs as possible, with regard to reading level and topic.

Reading Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be shipped within 3 to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period to fill.

Back to School Literacy Grants – Dollar General Store


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on April 22, 2010

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Dollar General Store Back to School Literacy Grants

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Back to School Grants provide funding to assist school libraries or media centers in meeting some of the financial challenges they face in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs

Click here to apply for the 2010 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Back to School Grant.

Deadline to apply: May 21, 2010
Grant Announcement: August 20, 2010
Maximum grant amount: $5,000

Click here to download the 2009 Back to School Grant recipients.

Olympus Podcasting Grant Opportunity


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Photography, Grants, Podcasting | Posted on April 22, 2010

olympus podcasts

Olympus Podcasting Grant for Teachers

Apply for the Podcasting Grant for a chance to win a free Tool Factory Podcasting site license plus all the digital media accessories you need to start a podcasting program in your school! To apply, simply develop and submit a lesson plan demonstrating how you would use podcasting in your curriculum. The most unique podcasting lesson plans that incorporate student involvement and creativity will win!

Women’s Day Magazine Essay Contest – Get Supplies for Schools


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Educational Resources, Grants, Writing | Posted on April 13, 2010

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Women\’s Day Magazine Essay Contest – Win Supplies for Your School

Woman’s Day magazine, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is sponsoring a contest for one lucky school to win more than $1,000 worth of art supplies, offices supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, etc), and other resources to help students achieve.

How to Enter:

Anyone can nominate a school—parents, teachers, even kids. To enter, write an essay of 250 words or less explaining why your school needs supplies. Be sure to include your name, address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address, as well as the name and address of the school, the principal’s name and his or her phone number.

Mail your Essay to:

Woman’s Day School Giveaway
Woman’s Day
1633 Broadway, 42nd floor
New York, NY 10019


All entries must be received by April 26, 2010.

Calling All Kindergarten Teachers


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Educational Resources, Grants | Posted on March 25, 2010

PBS KIDS PLAY! Classroom Edition

PBS is currently looking for preschool and kindergarten teachers interested in doing a pilot for the PBS KIDS PLAY! Classroom Edition. (Broadband access is required) There is no cost to the school in exchange for feedback about the service. The pilot will run through June 30, 2010. If you are interested please send an email to pbskidsplay_teachers@pbs.org and include your name, school name, email address and phone number.


Captain Planet Foundation Grants


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on March 16, 2010

Captain Planet Foundation Grants

Deadline March 31, 2010

The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) annually funds projects involving children and young adults. Recipients of these awards are often schools and non-profits that propose projects promoting understanding of environmental issues. These projects must include children and young adults (aged 6-18) and focus on hands-on involvement, interaction and cooperation within the group, development of planning and problem solving skills, and adult supervision. Generally, the monetary sum of awarded grants is between $250-2,500.


  • Promote understanding of environmental issues
  • Focus on hands-on involvement
  • Involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school)
  • Promote interaction and cooperation within the group
  • Help young people develop planning and problem solving skills
  • Include adult supervision
  • Commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation (specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded)

Agents of Change – Siemens Challenge


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Grants, Science Resources | Posted on January 24, 2010

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We Can Change the World Challenge encourages students to find solutions to problems in their own backyards.  

Students can compete for a chance to win $100,000 in grants and prizes, including a chance to appear on television, a journey on an amazing Discovery Student Adventures trip, an appearance on the New York City Times Square jumbotron, and much more.


All applications must be completed by March 15, 2010.  Visit www.wecanchange.com for more information and registration details.

Siemens “We Can Change the World” Challenge


Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Grants, Lesson Planning, Motivation, Science Resources | Posted on November 16, 2009






This looks like a great opportunity — a great way to incorporate a real life project into science instruction.  There are two categories — grades K-2 and 3-5. 

We Can Change the World Challenge

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge gives students the opportunity, tools and inspiration to become those agents of change. Beginning August 19, 2009 through January 31, 2010, elementary school classes from across the country will be challenged to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their classroom or school.

Top prizes will include a chance to appear on TV, a grant for your school, and a trip for the teacher to New York City and more.

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