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Toshiba Grants for K-5
K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. Grant applications are due on October 1st each year.

Grants Available for Students to Green Their Schools!
Project Learning Tree offers grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016.

TMA's Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching
In these awards by the Texas Medical Association, one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school science teacher will receive $5,000 and their schools will receive a $2,000 award for the science curriculum, and 3 additional science teachers will receive $1,500 each! Nominations open through Nov. 18, 2016.

Donors Choose Teacher Grants
Donors Choose is funding teacher projects for all subject areas.

Texas Environmental Excellence Awards
Applications are now available for the 2017 Texas Environmental Excellence Award. Texas. The awards recognize outstanding environmental projects in nine diverse categories from all over Texas, including education. The last day to submit is September 30, 2016.

Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Captain Planet Foundation Grants are available to US-based schools and organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $3 million. The grants promote and support educational programs that enable youth to understand and appreciate their environment through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve schools and communities. Deadline: September 30.

NSTA Accepting Entries for Shell Science Lab Challenge
The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources, and raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field. Applications accepted beginning June 1 2016.

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