Friday, June 15, 2007

FUNdraising Fridays

Best of luck and have a great weekend!


Opportunities for Students

Syracuse University’s School of Architecture

Mark Robbins, Dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture is seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five-year professional degree in Architecture. He’s committed to bringing diversity to his field and has scholarship money set aside to fully cover education costs for 10 students.

Syracuse University's School of Architecture has a great reputation and this seems like a terrific opportunity, so please pass this on to everyone you know. Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture: 315 443- 2255 or visit the School of Architecture Web site.

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Award Amount: Up to $18,000
Applications accepted from July 15 to November 1, 2007

The CIA Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.

Fondo Futuro Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: Varies

The Fondo Futuro Scholarship is available to Latino high school, undergraduate, graduate, vocational and technical training students. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Please visit the Fondo Futuro Scholarship Web site for additional information and to apply.

Opportunities for Teachers

National Weather Association Sol Hirsh Fund Grants

Maximum Grant: $500
Deadline: August 1st of every year

Five hundred dollar grants are available annually from the National Weather Association for K-12 teachers who help to improve meteorology education for their students. The selected teachers can use the funds to take an accredited course in atmospheric sciences, attend a relevant workshop or conference, or purchase scientific materials and equipment for the classroom.

Opportunities for Schools

Youth Garden Grants Program

Deadline: November 1, 2007

The National Gardening Association has announced that Home Depot has returned as sponsor of its Youth Garden Grants program. For more than twenty years, the Youth Garden Grants program has helped youngsters reap rewards and life lessons from working in gardens and outdoor habitats.

NGA awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered, outdoor garden programs. In evaluating grant applications, priority will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of these elements: educational focus and/or curricular ties (if applicant is a formal education program); nutrition or plant-to-food connections; environmental wareness/education; entrepreneurship; and social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, and/or service-learning.

Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants must plan to garden in 2007 with at least fifteen children between the ages of 3 and 18.

In 2008, 150 programs will receive gift cards from Home Depot for the purchase of gardening materials and supplies particular to the needs of their program, along with an activity package from NGA. The top fifty programs will receive gift cards valued at $500, and an additional one hundred programs will receive $250 gift cards.

Visit the NGA Web site for complete program details and application procedures.

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