4. Prizes of $2,500 plus an iPad Mini

This contest challenges young builders to design & submit a creative, original model made entirely from K’NEX parts and are judged on creativity, uniqueness and detail. The four imaginative children, one winner in each of four age categories, who win will each receive a prize package valued at $3,650. This year, grand prize winners will receive the coolest K’NEXpert prize package yet: $2,500, an iPad Mini, a $250 gift card to Toys “R” Us, and a $500 K’NEX credit code good toward a shopping spree at knex.com. An additional eight finalists will each receive a $250 K’NEX credit code good towards a shopping spree at knex.com, a $100 Toys “R” Us gift card and a K’NEX t-shirt. Deadline: August 23, 2013. For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page: http://www.eschoolnews.com/category/funding/education-grants-and-school-funding/education-grants-deadline/

5. Up to $60K in prizes for energy projects

America’s Home Energy Education Challenge inspires student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), while encouraging elementary and middle school students to make smarter energy choices and save energy at home. Deadline: November 15, 2013. For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page: http://www.eschoolnews.com/category/funding/education-grants-and-school-funding/education-grants-deadline/