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July Opportunities & Events

July Opportunities & Events

A list of scholarships, contests, grants, events and other important opportunities for educators.

Ongoing: Students aged 13-19 have the opportunity to submit their creative writing, art and photos to TeenInk Magazine. Click here for the full list of guidelines.

Ongoing: We are Teachers compiles a list of various grants and contests.  Check back regularly!

Ongoing: The Sony Corporation focuses the majority of its charitable giving on arts, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas.  While support in other areas may also be considered, the company seeks to apply its financial, technological and human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce. If your school has a program for which you would like to ask for financial assistance, click here for details on requirements.

Ongoing: SparkFun welcomes makers of all ages & skill levels to apply to become a SparkFun Community Partner. Starting January 2017, SparkFun will award selected applicants on a monthly basis with a sponsorship package that meets the need of their club or organization. In exchange for support through the donation of hardware, expertise, or money, SparkFun’s community partners provide content for SparkFun’s channels to share their stories with the maker community at large.

Various: The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has a host of scholarship opportunities for high school students. Visit their Opportunities page to find ones that might be applicable to your students!

Various: Newspapers in Education has created a variety of student-focused contests. Students who enter into any of the contests will automatically be entered to receive a  $250.00 Visa gift card.

Various
: The Oklahoma State Dept. of Education has compiled a list of writing contests--state, national and international.

Ongoing: Check out the Oklahoma Education Needs/Donations Facebook group where teachers post their classroom needs, and a donor will ship the teacher's request straight to his or her school. Over the past two years, at least 500 teachers from all over Oklahoma have received donations, and there are now almost 30,000 group members!

July 1: Submission deadline for the Karma for Cara Foundation Youth Service Project Grants. Students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities throughout the United States.

July 31: Submission deadline for the 2020 Scholastic Book Clubs & James Patterson Classroom Library Grant. 5,000 teachers will win $500 and 500 Scholastic Book Clubs bonus points to be used toward books for their classrooms.

August 1: Submission deadline for the American Honda Foundation’s Youth Education Grants, which support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period.

August 1: Submission deadline for The Kinder Morgan Foundation Grants, which support K-12 programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for academic programs, including tutoring and arts education programs.

August 3: Submission deadline for Internet.Frontier.com grants of $1,000 for K-12 teachers. To apply, submit a unique lesson plan explaining how you would use technology to teach social responsibility.

August 31: Submission deadline for the Express Scripts Foundation funds state and local initiatives, which support school readiness and improve literacy to help prepare underserved youth for higher education and success in life. Grant amounts range from $500 – $200,000.

September 30: Submission deadline for the Tina B. Carver Fund. Grants are available for funding the purchase of student classroom learning materials and/or teacher-related materials (e.g., ancillary materials that can be used in conjunction with textbooks or other instruction materials) to support adult ESL education programs in the United States.

October 26: Due to COVID-19, the application deadline for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching has been extended. Any K-6 science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or computer science teacher in grades K-6 can apply.

December 15: Submission deadline for the ALDI Smart Kids Program. They are dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of the children in ALDI communities. They do this by supporting local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing and the arts. Their support ranges from monetary donations to ALDI gift cards.

Sarah Julian

Director, Communications

Sarah serves as the Director of Communications for the OPSRC. In this role, she provides support, consultation and training on a variety of critical tools and PR functions, including communication plans, social media policies, crisis communications, media relations and website content.

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