Thursday, October 24, 2013
A Room of Her Own Foundation Supports Women Writers and Artists A Room of Her Own Foundation A Room of Her Own is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 and based in New Mexico. The foundation gives gifted women the opportunity to connect and create “a room of their own” to express their creativity through writing. The ultimate award is the annual Gift of Freedom award. Each year, the Gift of Freedom award recognizes the writing talents of women across the country for works in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The awards include two $5,000 awards each to two finalists, and one award of $50,000 to the Gift of Freedom winner. The awards help women complete their writing projects and goals. The two-year grants are open to U.S. women whose writing and artistic objective benefit the larger community. Applicants' objectives must include artistic, personal and spiritual objectives. It must provide a benefit to both the community and other female artists. The award was named after a quote by famous English novelist Virginia Woolf who once told readers that creative women had a problem: Not enough money and not enough locked rooms in which to work. The purpose of the organization's award is to offer other women the privacy, finances, and creative support to pursue their work. For more information, visit www.aroomofherownfoundation.org/home.php
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Enter MADD's Power of You(th) Video Contest by answering the question, "If You Don't Drink Alcohol Today, What Could Your Tomorrow Be?" with a 15-second Instagram video. The contest winner and the school with the most submissions will EACH win $1,500! Entrants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 13 and 18. http://bit.ly/Ag2znC
Twelve small businesses will be awarded grants of $250,000 each from the Mission Main Street Grants Program. Businesses need to complete an application by October 31 and get 250 votes from Facebook Connect in order to get into the final round and win a $250,000 grant. Eligible small businesses cannot be start-ups but must be in business for two or more years. They also must have fewer than 100 employees to qualify as a small business. Non-profits are not eligible. Grant recipients can use the grant money to implement a business plan that will help them expand and grow. Eligible business expenses include a new location, equipment, and product or distribution channel. Businesses must be located in the U.S. Along with the application, business owners will be asked to answer 5 essay questions about their businesses. Mission Main Street Grants are sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Bank to help small businesses grow and remain an active and vibrant part of local communities. The company has a total of $3 million to award in 12 grants of $250,000 each to deserving small business owners. For more information, visit www.missionmainstreetgrants.com
A Room of Her Own is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 and based in New Mexico. The foundation gives gifted women the opportunity to connect and create “a room of their own” to express their creativity through writing. The ultimate award is the annual Gift of Freedom award. Each year, the Gift of Freedom award recognizes the writing talents of women across the country for works in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The awards include two $5,000 awards each to two finalists, and one award of $50,000 to the Gift of Freedom winner. The awards help women complete their writing projects and goals. The two-year grants are open to U.S. women whose writing and artistic objective benefit the larger community. Applicants' objectives must include artistic, personal and spiritual objectives. It must provide a benefit to both the community and other female artists. The award was named after a quote by famous English novelist Virginia Woolf who once told readers that creative women had a problem: Not enough money and not enough locked rooms in which to work. The purpose of the organization's award is to offer other women the privacy, finances, and creative support to pursue their work. For more information, visit www.aroomofherownfoundation.org/home.php
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Exemplary Youth Volunteers The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program that honors young people in grades 5-12 who are volunteering in their communities. Youth who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application are eligible to apply. Local Honorees are selected in November and from these winners two State Honorees are chosen in each state and the District of Columbia. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for national recognition events. The national winners receive $5,000 and an additional $5,000 for the nonprofit organization of their choice. Application deadline is Nov. 5. Visit http://m.spirit.prudential.com for online application information.
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has launched a call for entries for the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in one of twenty-eight categories, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction. Student submissions are judged on the regional level by the alliance's affiliates, with the top winning works then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which will receive the highest honors. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs. To be eligible, students must be in grades 7-12 in a public, private, parochial, home-school, or out-of-school program in the U.S. or Canada, or in an American school abroad. Deadlines for submitting work vary by region and generally range from December 15, 2013, through January 15, 2014. For complete program information, entry guidelines, and regional deadlines, visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Web site.
Do you know where your next meal is coming from? One in five children in America don't. But this is a problem that can be solved, and kids are a part of the solution. That's why YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Foundation are offering Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants, funding of up to $500 for youth that live in the U.S. to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities. Find out how you can help end childhood hunger: www.YSA.org/grants/sodexoyouth
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Digital Media Internship Opportunity St John Baptist de la Salle Parish, Granada Hills The Media Ministry of St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish is offering an internship opportunity for Notre Dame students to earn service hours while expanding their skill in using digital media. Interns will work with experienced lay ministers, including an award-winning director, to heighten the worship experience of the parish community both inside and outside the church building through the innovative use of digital media. Interns can work on a variety of projects, including: • Create Power Point presentations of images for projection during our Media Masses. Interns produce the modern version of stained glass windows, finding digital images that enrich the experience of the Word, the music and the prayers at the Sunday Mass. • Record the Gospel reading and the Homily for audio streaming from the parish web page. Interns gain experience with professional recording equipment as they expand the Word beyond the walls of the church. • Produce training videos for parish ministries, including Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Confirmation Classes, and First Communion Classes. Interns gain experience with professional camera equipment and are mentored in video editing. Hours are flexible though interns are expected to contribute a minimum of 6 to 8 hours / month. Interns will need to be able to work at the 9:00am Sunday Mass on occasional weekends. Pre-Mass preparation can be done at the intern’s home, with virtual collaboration with mentors. Interested? Want more information? Contact Don Jacob Director, Media Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 523-1344 OR Karen Tibbits Parish Business Manager email@example.com (818) 363-2535 ext 225
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Edward S. Roth Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors or current full-time graduate or undergraduate students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in manufacturing engineering. Eligible students must plan or be attending an ABET accredited school. ABET is a non-profit organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation that serves as an accrediting agency for academic programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Students applying for the scholarship must plan to attend one of 13 colleges participating in this program and also have a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Read more » The scholarship money can be used for college tuition, fees and books. Applications from students who have financial need as well as minority students and students in a co-op program will receive priority. The scholarship is renewable; students must re-apply for the scholarship each year after the initial award. The scholarship is sponsored by the SME Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The organization has helped more than 15,000 deserving students complete their education and pursue their career goals. The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount VARIES. For more details, visit //18.104.22.168/revize/sme/Scholarships/edward_s_roth_manufacturing_engineering_scholarship.php Criteria A. All applicants must be graduating high school seniors or current full-time graduate or undergraduate students seeking a bachelor's or master's degree in manufacturing engineering from the list of ABET accredited schools below: California Polytechnic State University, CA California State Polytechnic University, CA University of Miami, FL Bradley University, IL Central State University, OH Miami University, OH Boston University, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA University of Massachusetts, MA St. Cloud State University, MN The University of Texas - Pan American, TX Brigham Young University, UT Utah State University, UT B. All applicants must have/and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. C. Preferences will be given to students demonstrating financial need, minority students and students participating in a Co-Op program. D. The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees, or tuition. E. Student must be a U.S. citizen.
Blue Innovates Student Challenge invites students 18 years of age and older to submit an idea that will help the health care industry. Three awards will be given to students who develop the best ideas using the Internet, web or mobile devices. The ideas must benefit consumers in providing health care services that provide better service, greater access or improved overall value in providing health care to consumers. When applying, students must complete the application form and also describe their idea in five pages or less. They may also include a visual example. All ideas must be original. They must show a solid plan that will provide real benefits to consumers of health care services. Three winners will receive cash prizes and help from Capital BlueCross to implement their ideas. The challenge is sponsored by Capital BlueCross, a member-based organization that represents a unique health and wellness retail store. It provides not just health care coverage services but also nutrition and food information, and other health and wellness programs for both adults and children. The deadline for this scholarship is usually in NOVEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $5,000 - $15,000. For more details, visit www.blueinnovates.com
Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarships are offered to talented dance students studying at nationally recognized or accredited dance schools, studios, universities, and institutions. Students 15 years old and older are eligible. Students must be nominated by the dance school. Each school may nominate two students each year for the award. Students are nominated based on their talent, their ability to express themselves through dance, and their technical skills. Students must be U.S. citizens attending a U.S. school. Scholarships include Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarships, and The Gene Kelly Legacy Scholarship named after the famous dancer, director, and choreographer Gene Kelly. Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Katie Holmes, to support the education of talented youth in dance. The scholarships are part of the foundation's mission to fund the education of talented dance students in the U.S. The deadline for this scholarship VARIES each year, and the award amount is usually $10,000. For more details, visit dizzyfeetfoundation.org/scholarships
The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors planning to attend college and major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. The scholarship program combines a scholarship with required summer work at the National Security Agency (NSA). The scholarship covers college tuition and college-related fees. In addition, scholarship recipients work at NSA for 12 weeks during the summers in a job that is related to their study field. Students receive a salary year-round as well as work experience at a large government agency. After graduation, students will be required to work for the NSA for a year and one half. To apply, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above and maintain their G.P.A. until graduation. A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing) or ACT of 25 is also required. The National Security Agency is a key member of the U.S. government's intelligence operations. The agency is responsible for security coding that protects classified national security information. What they do is important to both U.S. decision makers as well as the country's military leaders in protecting the nation. The deadline for this scholarship is usually in NOVEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $30,000. For more details, visit www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/stokes.shtml
Energize Student's "Say No to Bullying" Student Contest is a chance for students to speak out on the subject of bullying and win cash prizes. Students enter the competition by submitting a video that addresses the topic of bullying. Videos can be up to four minutes in length. The subject of the video should express how the student would take a stand against bullying. All videos must express the student's own ideas and include scenes that explain what bullying is all about, how it affects others, and how important it is for students to take a stand against bullying. Students submitting videos can include as many people as they want in their video. Winners include first, second and third-place winners. All students entering the contest must be U.S. citizens. The contest is sponsored by Energize Students, a California-based non-profit organization dedicated to the education of youth and encouraging youth to be confident, creative and responsible. The deadline for this scholarship is usually in OCTOBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $800. For more details, visit energizestudents.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=96118