Disney Friends for Change Grants offer young change-makers an opportunity to receive a $1,000 grant to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. What we’re looking for? Projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others. The goal? To show how even small actions can add up to big changes. Whether you are passionate about protecting the planet, providing meals to those who need them, or giving kids just like you the resources to star in their own play, be an athlete or an artist, you can be a Friend for Change! Whatever your interests, a Disney Friends for Change grant can help you make a difference for people, communities and the planet. Youth ages 5-18 located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant. Please note: Legally, if you are younger than 13, you must have someone older than 13 prepare and submit the application for you.
Ameri Corps State and National Grants
The FY2015 AmeriCorps State and National grant competition is designed to help national service programs achieve greater impact by targeting resources on a core set of challenges: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. In order to maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, CNCS will fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach (e.g. performance data, research, theory of change).
Discovery Adventures for Students
Adventures for students from Discovery
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7 – 14, 2015
. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.To apply, please contact your state selection contact.
The deadline to register for the National Geographic Bee, a school competition for students in any grades 4-8. Please visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee for complete information, or contact Dr. Michael Madsen, the Idaho Bee Coordinator, with any questions. You can reach him at 208-496-4237, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honoring Young People in Middle and High School for Outstanding Volunteer Service to their communities