$2.2 million for safe school initiatives

The Safe Schools/Healthy Students program supports the implementation and enhancement of integrated, comprehensive community-wide plans that create safe and drug-free schools and promote healthy childhood development.

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Aspen Institute scholarships for public high school juniors

The Bezos Scholars Program and the Aspen Institute have teamed up to offer 12 public high school juniors who are independent thinkers, demonstrated leaders and engaged community members. The twelve student scholars – and one teacher from each chosen students’ school – will receive a seven-day, all-expense-paid scholarship to the Aspen Ideas Festival, hosted by the Aspen Institute. Following the Aspen Ideas Festival, the student scholar/educator scholar teams will return home to create local Ideas Festivals in their schools.

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$2 million awards to assist in teaching American history

Note: Deadline for intent to apply is Jan. 12. Local educational agencies that work in partnership with an institution of higher education, a non-profit history or humanities organization, or a library or museum are invited to apply for grant awards to help improve teachers knowledge, understanding, and appreciate of traditional American history.

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$750 stipend for American history workshops

As part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ We the People program, Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Schoolteachers are offered to provide the opportunity for K-12 educators to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history. The one-week academies give participants direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical sites and the use of archival and other primary historical evidence. Workshop topics include Shaping the Constitution: A View from Mount Vernon, 1783-1789, The American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation, and Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston and Her Eatonville Roots.

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$475,000 awards to help migrant farmworkers obtain GEDs

Institutions of higher education or private non-profit organizations, including, faith-based organizations, are invited to apply for grant awards to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children obtain a general education diploma. The organization will also help the farmworkers gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training.

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$4,400 awards for summer seminars and institutes

Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Education Programs offers teachers opportunities to study humanities topics in a number of summer seminars and institutes. Seminar topics include Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps, Production and Consumption in World History, 1450-1914, and The History and Philosophy of the Peaceful Revolution in East-Central Europe.

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