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Youth and Education News
December, 2013


Teachers want to do craft activities.  That's what's out there in the commercial sites - tag-board tepees, paper-bag vests, anything with feathers on it. That isn't a meaningful alternative.”  Julie Cajune, Salish

Deadline: February 1, 2014
Submit a recording for nomination consideration for the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards

NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships
NSF and NASA Research Opportunities for Undergrads, Graduate Students and Postdocs

Starbucks Youth Action Grants 
Deadline: December 15, 2013
Supports organizations that equip young people ages 15 - 24 in business savvy, social conscience, and collaborative communication. 
STEM for Urban Natives (SUN) Project
Southern California, Albuquerque, Minneapolis and Phoenix
A regional middle school science bowl for Native in urban areas

Daily Point of Light Award 
Deadline: Rolling
Nominate a local hero for a Daily Point of Light Award.   

2014 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)
Deadline: December 31, 2013.
Strengthens an understanding of the transportation industry in preparation for public service opportunities.

2014 Scholastic Art &Writing Awards
Deadline: Varies by region:  Dec 15, 2013 -Jan. 15, 2014
Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in one of twenty-eight categories,

Teachers Against Prejudice International Middle School Essay Contest
Deadline:  December 15, 2013.
For students in grades 5-8, write a story for a new movie or TV program that raises  awareness of discrimination and prejudice.

Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
Deadline: December 15, 2013
Recognizes K-12 teachers and college or university instructors for their outstanding impact on the lives of students....
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Deadline: December 16, 2013
Supports sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship; conserving critical land/water resources, improving local water quality and more.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Grants
Deadline: December 16, 2013
Supports health assessments and community efforts to address diabetes and childhood obesity in Native youth

MADD Power of You(th) Video Contest 
Deadline: December 20, 2013
For youth, ages 13-18, answer the question: "If You Don't Drink Alcohol Today, What Could Your Tomorrow Be?"
Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: December 31, 2013
Supports neighborhood events  that introduce the public and youth to birds found in urban areas.

Native American Community Development Financial Institutions Assistance Program
Deadline: December 23, 2013.
Helps overcomes barriers to financial services in Native communities.

The N7 Fund
Deadline: December 31, 2013
Grants to provide sports and physical activity programs for Native American and Aboriginal youth of high school age or younger.
The Migratory Bird Joint Ventures/Midwest Region
Deadline: January 3, 2014
Supports science-based bird conservation projects in the Midwest.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous People
Deadline: December 31, 2013
A call for papers to be published in 2014

The Scholarly Editions and Translations program
Deadline:  January 7, 2014.
To help prepare/translate pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities

Third Annual New Mexico American Indian Classic and Educational Fair
Jan. 3-4, 2014
New Mexico
The largest Native American high school basketball tournament in the State of New Mexico

Echoing Green Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 6, 201
Offers three fellowship programs: The Global Fellowship; Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellowship, and U.S. The Climate Fellowship

The Scholarly Editions and Translations program
Deadline:  January 7, 2014.
To help prepare/translate pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities

 “Ramp It Up:  Skateboard Culture in Native America”\”
Ends: January 5, 2014
San Antonio,Texas
Highlights skateboard culture from across the reservation to across the Lone Star State.

Champions for Change program 2014
Deadline: January 3, 2014
Native Youth, ages 14-22: submit your story of leadership and service in tribal and urban Indian communities, schools, and programs

12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
January 5-8, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

The Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations program
Deadline: January 8, 2014 
Support for exhibitions; interpretations of historic places; living history presentations, and more.

The Local Sustainability Matching Fund
Deadline: January 8, 2014
Supports partnerships that advance important community-based urban sustainability initiatives.
Grant Foundation Youth Social Setting Research Projects
Deadline: January 8, 2014
Support research that improves the everyday settings of youth between the ages 8 - 25.
Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions
Ends: January 6, 2014
San Marino, CA
A comprehensive exhibition about the devout Franciscan friar who established nine missions in present-day California

Grant Foundation Youth Social Setting Research Projects
Deadline: January 8, 2014
Grants ranging from $100,000 to $600,000 will be awarded to support research designed to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States.

Heinz College – CNAY Scholarship Program.
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Supports constituents of the CNAY and who have successfully completed their bachelor’s degree.

The Whole Watershed Restoration Initiative
Deadline: January 9, 2014
Funds salmon habitat restoration efforts in targeted areas of high ecological importance in Oregon and Washington.


LEGO: Children's Fund Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2014
For programs that focus on ECE; technology and communication projects; or sport or athletic programs that concentrate on underserved youth

17th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2014
Event Date: April 26-27, 2014
University of California, Santa Barbara
Discussion of theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the indigenous languages of the Americas.
Visualizing and Materializing Colonial Spaces: Female Responses to Empire
January 11, 2014
University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2014
Deadline:  January 15, 2014
Helps outstanding minority students complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest

Our Town Grant Program
Deadline: January 13, 2014
For NPOs, government entities, and organizations working on arts-based creative placemaking projects in their communities.
C-SPAN StudentCam
Deadline: January 20, 2014
For students in grades 6-12, to make a video documentary. The theme is: "What's the most important issue the U.S. Congress should consider in 2014?"

SAR Native Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Native artists of all media to apply to a Native Artist Fellowship program

National Forest Foundation: Wilderness Stewardship Challenge
Deadline: January 22, 201
For on-the-ground conservation projects that directly benefit Wilderness Areas within the National Forest System.
Indianer Inuit: The North America Film Festival
January 23- 26, 2014
Stuttgart, Germany
Patrons include the American Indian Film Institute and Festival (U.S.), the Dreamspeakers International Aboriginal Film Festival (Canada),and UNICEF

NAP Research and Philanthropy in Indian Country
January 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM 'EST
FREE webinar: information and discussion around three reports NAP has recently partnered on

AAIP 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop
Deadline: January 24, 2014
Event Date: April 10-12, 2014
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
For American Indian/Alaska Native undergrad/graduate students interested in pursuing a career in  health or medicine .
New Big Read Grants
Deadline: January 28, 2014
To develop community-wide reading programs between September 2014 and June 2015

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs
Deadline: January 24, 2014
Seeking participants who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State

I Am Indian Country
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Contest + eBook project for Native youth to express themselves using a medium of their choice
The State of Ohio War of 1812
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Students in grades 7-12 can submit original research projects on several topics, including Native Americans involvement.

Udall Native American Congressional Scholarship
Deadline:  January 31, 2014
Washington, D.C.
For NA/AN college juniors or seniors who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 31
For youth to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities. 
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples  
February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually
Dedicated to promoting and  maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal  Nations.

The Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Funds projects that encourage youth to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

Innovative Reading Projects Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Supports a program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially among struggling readers.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 4, 2014
Helps high-achieving, low-income students reach their full potential through education.

Bonnie Plants: 3-Grade Cabbage Program
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Delivers free cabbage plants each year for 3rd grade students to enjoy a hands-on gardening experience.

2014 Sundance Film Festival Native Lab Fellowship
Deadline: February 3, 2014
Submit a proposal for an original narrative, documentary short or feature length film
2014 Tribal College Journal Creative Writing Contest: 
Deadline: February 14, 2014
Open to ALL tribal college students currently enrolled at an AIHEC-member school

Climate Reality Leadership Corps 
Deadline: February 7, 2014
Event Date:March 12-14, 20114
Johannesburg, South Africa
Learn about climate change, how to talk to people about it affects them, and what can be done to solve it.

2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator Program
Deadline: February 14, 2014
For digitally-savvy educators: virtual trainings, exclusive resources, national recognition and membership into a robust professional learning community.
FRED Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 14, 2014
For students from rural areas interested in returning to careers in rural areas after completing a degree program.

2014 Tribal College Journal Art/Photography Art Contest
Deadline: April 18, 2014
Open to ALL tribal college students currently enrolled at an AIHEC-member school

Washington Internships for Native Students
Event date: Summer 2014
Priority Deadline: February 15, 2014
Final Deadline: March 1, 2014
Washington DC.
For AI/AN/NH undergraduate/ graduate students to build leadership skills while living, studying and interning in Washington DC.


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