Monday, December 8, 2008


Toshiba/NSTA: ExploraVision AwardsAll inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem solving. The Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program encourages kids to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. Maximum award: U.S. EE Savings Bond worth $10,000 at maturity for each student. Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizens or legal residents, living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada who are full-time students grades K-12 attending a public, private, or home school. Deadline: January 28, 2009. Up Taller AwardsThe Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities: Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and reward outstanding after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities. Deadline: January 30, 2009. Ketchup Creativity ContestThe H.J. Heinz Co. is sponsoring a contest for young artists, in which winners designs will be on single-serving Heinz Ketchup packets for 2009. Maximum award $1,000 award for art supplies, $1,000 worth of Heinz Ketchup, and the winners art framed for display. Eligibility: students grades 1-12. Deadline: February 28, 2009. Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board/USA TODAY: SAMMY Scholarship AwardsTwenty-five student-athletes will win the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award, which entails a scholarship and a spot in a Milk Mustache ad to run in USA TODAY. Maximum award: $7,500, an all-expense-paid trip to Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL, and a spot in a Milk Mustache ad. Eligibility: legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia, and as of November 6, 2008, enrolled as full-time student in a state-accredited private or public high school, in good standing in grade 12, and a participant in a high school sport or club sport during the 2008-2009 school year. Deadline: March 6, 2009.

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