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Five education grants you don’t want to miss


School funding difficulties show no sign of abating, and school budgets are stretched to the limit. Many educators and administrators rely on school grants to fund important projects and opportunities for students.

The editors of eSchool News have compiled a list of the most current education grants expiring soon—from AP test assistance to environmental programs. You don’t want to miss out on these school funding opportunities for teachers, students, parents, and administrators.

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[Listed by deadline]

1. $3K for environmental projects

This award recognizes the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet. Deadline: May 13th, 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/

2. Up to $5K for PTO groups

Enter the Parent Group of the Year search to showcase all your hard work and increase awareness about your group. Choose from 8 categories, including Outstanding Family Event and Outstanding Community Service Project, and we’ll automatically consider you for the grand prize. There are so many great stories to tell—why not share yours? Tell us about an event/activity or what you do best. Tell us about accomplishments your group has had throughout the school year. Deadline: June 3rd, 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/

3. Up to $8M for AP test assistance:

The AP Test Fee program awards grants to eligible state educational agencies (SEAs) to enable them to pay all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible low-income students who (1) are enrolled in an advanced placement course and (2) plan to take an advanced placement exam. The program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who take advanced placement tests and receive scores for which college academic credit is awarded. Deadline: June 3rd, 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/

(Next page: A grant for teachers and more)

4. Up to $5K for philanthropy ideas

The Science of Philanthropy Initiative (SPI) is sponsoring an Idea Contest intended to solicit fundraising ideas from charities that can be tested by SPI researchers. SPI is looking for ideas that will further the science of philanthropy and change the way development professionals fund-raise. Deadline: June 14th, 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 $500 for classroom teachers

Hoenny Center Project Awards are intended to promote and recognize preK-12 classroom (action) research projects in the area of peer teaching. Monday July 1st, 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/

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