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NSTA Awards and Recognition Program
The NSTA Awards and Recognition were created to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on 11/30/2015, via online submission with the exception of the Shell Science Teaching Award whose deadline is 11/18/2015.

Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program
Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. Apply by April 30, 2016.

2016 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards
Applications for the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards are now open. This award is the highest environmental honor in the state. The 2016 application cycle is open through September 25, 2015.

NCTM Invites Applications for 2015 Middle School Student Engagement Grants
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to persons currently teaching math in grades 6-8 to support the incorporation of materials or lessons which actively engage students in tasks and experiences that deepen their content knowledge. Deadline is November 6, 2015.

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.

Lowe's Toolbox for Education K-12 Public School Improvement Projects
Lowe's Toolbox for Education program provides grant awards of up to $5,000 to support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools in the United States. Priority is given basic necessities, with a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact. Projects that encourage parent involvement and help build stronger community spirit are encouraged. Application deadline: October 16, 2015.