Monday, October 24, 2011

Community Grants

Wells Fargo supports organizations working to strengthen communities by addressing vital needs and issues in the areas of community development, education and human services. In New York State, the counties of Dutchess, Manhattan, Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester are eligible to apply. Funding priorities for New York include: organizations and programs that work to eliminate the pre-K - 12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based or school-sponsored programs, support for post-secondary education, academic and community outreach to Pre-K - 12 children, social and human care organizations involved in issues including child care, day care, health services and education, social services, and basic needs assistance, cause-related sponsorship requests will also be considered. Eligible organizations include non-profits, as well as qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems. There is a rolling deadline for funding. For additional information, go to: .

Responsible Sports, a philanthropic program of insurance company Liberty Mutual, is accepting applications from youth sports organizations in the U.S. to participate in its Responsible Sports Community Grant program. To be eligible for the program, league administrators must first register their youth sports organization at the Responsible Sports Web site. Then, coaches, parents, administrators, and youth sports supporters can participate in the Responsible Sports Parenting and/or Responsible Coaching coursework. Participants who then pass the ten-question Responsible Sport Parenting quiz or Responsible Coaching quiz can credit the successfully passed quiz to their favorite youth sports league. Applicant organizations must be a registered non-profit, traditional youth sport organization recognized by the governing bodies of their sport(s). Organizations must serve the community at large and must be open to the general public. For the fall 2011 Responsible Sports Community Grants program, organizations will compete for grants in three categories. Large organizations of one hundred or more players will compete for one of seven grants of $2,500; small organizations of one hundred players or under will compete for one of seven grants of $2,500; and school/educational organizations (school athletic programs) will compete for one of six grants of $5,000. See the Responsible Sports Web site for complete program information, coursework and quiz, and application procedures: .

Thursday, October 20, 2011

College Scholarships and Assistance

Scholarships and Assistance for College (December Deadlines)

The American Association of Physics Teachers Barbara Lotze Scholarships offers funds for future high school physics teachers. The maximum award is $2,000. U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools as undergraduates enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula, and U.S. high school seniors entering such programs are eligible to apply for funds. The deadline is December 1, 2011. For more information, visit:

Manhattan Family Court will have knowledgeable professionals on hand in the court building to help high school juniors and seniors look for, select, and apply to college. The volunteers will meet with the youth's families and support teams to explain the college options, help them write their applications and find all the financial aid they're entitled to, and find SAT preparation help, among other assistance. For more information please contact Melissa Wade at 646-386-5639 or

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) gives over 4,000 scholarships each year to students going to four-year universities, community colleges and graduate schools. College-bound students of all levels who are citizens or legal permanent residents are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (3.3 GPA for
the Gates Millennium Scholars Program) and plan to be enrolled full time in the fall of 2012. All majors are encouraged to apply. HSF offers close to 150 HSF scholarship programs available to you, including the Gates Millennium Scholars Program. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $15,000. Applications are due December 2011. For an application, go to: