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GRANTS

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is pleased to invite applications for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs this year will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House. In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website. After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations; educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award’s Eligibility Criteria. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. Please click the following link to access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application: http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/. If you have questions, please visit their website or contact the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards staff at (202) 682-5575.

2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Nomination Application Announcement. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is pleased to invite applications for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs this year will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House. In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2014, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website. After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations; educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award’s Eligibility Criteria. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, February 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. PST. Please click the following link to access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application: http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/. If you have questions, please visit their website or contact the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards staff at (202) 682-5575. - See more at: http://cms.arteducators.org/news/news#sthash.fVlHYqLF.dpuf

American Educational Research Association Grants Program. Provides small grants, fellowships, and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative). Includes calls for applications for research grants and dissertation grants.

Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants 2014. Apply today for a grant to fund an innovative, creative leadership team within your elementary school's professional development program. Application Form | Judging Rubric
Request for Proposals. Up to 20 elementary schools from the United States and Canada will receive grants to implement, document and share results of an innovative program that will build creative capacity and collaborative culture school-wide.
Proposals will be accepted December 1, 2013 through June 23, 2014. Every Early Bird application submitted before midnight on Monday, June 9, will receive a Crayola product gift pack.
Each grant-winning school receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.
For complete information and application, go to Crayola.com/educators or naesp.org.

Department of Education to Award Second Round of 'Investing in Innovation' Grants. The U.S. Department of Education has announced that $150 million will be made available to school districts and nonprofits in partnership with districts or school consortia through a second round of Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grants.

Foundation Center. K-12 Funding opportunities with links to grant seeking for teachers, learning technology, and more.

Fundsnet Online Services. A comprehensive website dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.

Grantmakers in the Arts. One of the few national organizations dedicated to philanthropy in arts and culture. Has an extensive list of arts grant-making websites.

SaveOnEnergy.com® - Submit Your Lesson Plan for a Chance at $500! SaveOnEnergy.com is looking for the best lesson plans for teaching students about energy or sustainability. Lesson plans may vary in scope and topic but all lessons must: Encompass energy and/or sustainability knowledge; be appropriate for a grade level from kindergarten through eighth grade; include goals and how you plan to measure students’ understanding; include a fully detailed description of the lesson plan, handouts, etc., including a list of all materials needed; use information found on SaveOnEnergy.com (including Kids Learning Center, blog posts, state pages, etc.); be created by one teacher without use of existing prepared educational materials outside of those available on SaveOnEnergy.com; and encourage student development through participation opportunities.

U.S. Department of Education. Find art grant opportunities and art education grant opportunities, such as the Race to the Top Fund, Arts in Education—Model Development and Dissemination Grants Program, Arts in Education National Program, Arts in Education—Professional Development for Arts Educators.

TIPS FOR WRITING GRANTS

Basic Elements of Grant Writing. Get the best tips for planning, searching for data and resources, writing and packaging a proposal, submitting a proposal to a funder, and follow-up.

Grant Writing Tips. SchoolGrants has compiled a useful set of grant writing tips for developing grant proposals.

The Grantionary. A list of grant-related terms and their definitions.

Samples of Successful Grant Proposals. Read proposals that have been successful in securing grants at SchoolGrants.


SCHOLARSHIPS & RESOURCES

AccreditedOnlineColleges.org. A complimentary database that provides in-depth information and details about the accreditation and availability of degree programs offered by colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. This site has a new and improved search tool for accredited college degree programs. It is so critical that folks attend accredited programs to ensure they receive transferable credits and qualify for financial aid.

Affordable Colleges Online. Whether you’re looking for online colleges with financial aid or affordable colleges and universities with a good return on investment, we’re here for you. We’ve done the research on so you don’t have to. We’ve scoured rankings and data to develop comprehensive lists of affordable college and online college options.

AffordableDegreesOnline.org. There's a line from Alice in Wonderland that goes, "Everybody has won, and all must have prizes." When it comes to college rankings, we disagree. We analyzed 10,000,000+ data points regarding 5,000+ degree-granting colleges and universities across the US, looking for the most affordable colleges and degrees. Keep reading to see which schools made the grade!

BestColleges.com. Most young men and women begin attending college in their late teens, but preparing for the costs and academic challenges of higher education is a process that should begin several years earlier. Parents can play a key role in their child’s future by recognizing all of the necessary steps for college readiness. This checklist (organized by different grade levels) will highlight the important deadlines and benchmarks young people will encounter on the road to higher learning.

Best Schools :: California Online Colleges. Throughout the state of California, there are 36 different colleges offering at least one fully online bachelor’s degree. We narrowed down this list to accredited universities that have at least one fully online bachelor’s degree. Then we crunched the numbers to see how these schools are performing.

Best Schools :: Financial Aid Guide for Online Students. About two-thirds of college students borrow an average of nearly $30,000 for their education. The rate of borrowing is highest at for-profit schools, with 88 percent of those students requiring financial assistance, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. Many of these schools are online only. Yet, the growth of online programs means that students have plenty of options to get an education that is within their financial reach. For online students, a public school in their home state — or one that offers in-state tuition to all students — will be the most affordable option.

Best Schools :: Online College Costs: A Breakdown of Tuition and Fees. Online degrees can save students money compared to a traditional degree. Online students avoid bills for campus housing, transportation, and child care. But schools tend to tack on a lot of fees for online degrees, and those fees can push your cost higher than what a traditional student would pay. A Dallas Morning News investigation found that schools often charge more for their online degrees than their campus degrees.

BrainTrack's College and Career Guide. This guide offers in-depth U.S. college and career profiles, as well as degree and wage statistics for over 300 occupations that commonly require college or university education. 

CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org. OUR MISSION: to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable. We analyzed 10,000,000+ data points from 5,000+ degree-granting colleges and universities across the US, looking for the most affordable colleges and degrees. Less than 10% of those schools made it into our rankings.

College Board Financial Aid Services. Plan for college, learn about college aid programs, and apply for financial aid from 800 colleges and scholarship programs using College Board Financial Aid Services.

College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees. The site lists and links to about 70 no-cost scholarship search sites...virtually every such site on the Internet. Elsewhere on the site, you will find an online GPA calculator, contact information for United States schools, colleges and universities, a list of colleges offering comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities, lists of Christian colleges, Catholic colleges, colleges for women, online degree programs, HBCU's, and much more.

FastWEB. One of the largest online scholarship searches available. It provides students with accurate, regularly updated information on scholarships, grants, and fellowships suited to their goals and qualifications, all at no cost!

FirstGenerationStudent.com. FGS is one of the top resources for first generation college students online. Our content features writers from highly respected groups such as College Board and FinAid.org, and our popular blog offers insights from university presidents, founders of education non-profits, and first generation students themselves. Check out our “Pay for College” section.

GradSchools.com. With almost 60,000 programs listed in its free directory, GradSchools.com is the leading online resource for graduate school. You can use this site to find your ideal program by searching by subject, location and even school. Try targeting your search even more by going to sections designed specifically for MBA and business programs, international programs, distance and online programs, and a section that helps guide students from under-represented groups.

Guide to Online Degrees from Not-for-Profit Schools. In less than two decades, online learning has become a force in higher education. Once dominated by for-profit institutions, public and private two- and four-year schools have made online degree programs a major part of their curricula. A 2013 study by LearningHouse and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) revealed that at least 50% of private institutions and more than 80% of public universities offer at least one full online degree program. Further evidence of the growing demand for online degrees lies in data from the National Center for Education Statistics. In 2012, an estimated 2.6 million students enrolled in a fully online degree program in 2012, and 5.5 million students took at least one online class.

Imagine America Foundation. The Imagine America Foundation offers scholarship for education to graduating high school seniors, adult students 19 years old and above, and military personnel. Our nationwide scholarship and award programs offer $1,000 scholarships or awards to students enrolling in one of our participating colleges.

IPEDS College Opportunities On-Line (COOL). Your connection to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States.

National Young Arts Foundation. This group seeks out artistically accomplished young people throughout the United States and gives them national recognition through cash awards and scholarships. Open to artists 15-18 yrs. old in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

OEDb Accreditation Guide. Search through our comprehensive database of accredited colleges and universities with online offerings, and narrow your search based on what type of school you want to attend, and what kind of degree you’d like to earn. Or, if you want to learn more about accreditation and how it could affect your college experience, jump to our guide to accreditation.

OnlineCollegesDatabase.org. This organization has created a location based search tool for universities, online colleges, and community colleges across the nation (with a nice Google maps interface). The site also provides some very relevant college statistics and information.

Online Degrees, Colleges, and Scholarships Information. Our goal is to help you quickly and easily find and learn more about the traditional colleges, online colleges, career schools and/or graduate schools which best meet your individual educational needs. We’ll familiarize you with basic financial aid terms, give you links to more than 60 free college scholarship search sites, and provide you with all the information you will need to navigate the college selection and financial aid processes successfully. Whether you are a college-bound high school student, a parent, a college student thinking about graduate school, a working adult investigating online colleges, or an educator trying to counsel a student, we are confident you will find a lot of useful information here.

Online Master's Programs. Like any advanced degree, an online master's degree requires a great deal of forethought and drive. Here you'll find what you need to identify a reputable master's program, succeed in the program and land a career that makes the most of your education.

OnlineSchools.org Guide to Financial Aid. Federal and state governments and individual schools understand your need for funding and will work with you to create a reasonable financial aid package. Navigating the maze of financial aid can be daunting, but not impossible. Nearly all students qualify for some type of financial assistance, and understanding your options is the first step toward financing your education.

Peterson's Search Colleges. Search by location, major, tuition, size, GPA, or sports. The site also has information topics on Test Preparation-SAT, ACT, college consulting, essay help, and financial aid. Also, see Peterson's College Guide for Visual Arts Majors.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year, 250,000 students in grades 7 through 12 participate through regional programs and 50,000 students receive regional awards and exhibition opportunities.

Student Guide to Federal Aid Programs. U.S. Department of Education's Student Guide to Federal Student Aid Programs provides the A to Z about federal student aid programs and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

U.S. Department of Education. Application for Federal Student Aid website.

Zinch. Search over $1 billion in free scholarships to help pay for college. Find your college scholarship now!

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