The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

The Herb Society of America, as a recipient of a bequest from the estate of Donald Samull, has established herb garden grants for teachers in grades 3 through 6. Mr. Samull was an elementary school teacher who used his love of herbs in the classroom with his 3rd-6th grade students. These grants will ensure that his tradition of using herbs with students will continue for years to come.

Public and/or private 3rd through 6th grade teachers, with classes of a minimum of 15 students may apply for an herb garden grant.

The Herb Society of America will select ten (10) schools/classrooms to receive $200 “Seed Money” to establish an herb garden (indoor or outdoor). The funds may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or youth sized tools, etc. The school may need to seek additional funding and support from other sources. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials and herb seeds.

For application visit The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant.

Young Artists Grant

Are you a visual, literary, design or performing artist between the ages of 15-18? Step into your greatness.

Deadline: October 14, 2016, 11:59 PM EST


  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish
  • Take master classes with accomplished artists in your field
  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers
  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities

Source: Apply | YoungArts – Everything you need to vote

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Return to Learn at Montana State University

Ready to come back and earn your degree? NOW is the TIME. Let’s do this!

Important Deadlines:

Open House – Q&A Info Session – Thur August 13th

FINAL Scholarship Deadline – Mon August 17thRegistration Deadline – Wed August 19thFirst day of classes, Fall Semester – Mon August 24

More via Return to Learn – Return to Learn | Montana State University.

Ag in the Classroom Grants due 9/15

Thank you for your interest in applying for one of the five CHS/National Agriculture in the Classroom’s Classroom Grants. The $1,500 grants will be awarded to kindergarten through 12th grade core education teachers whose innovative classroom projects use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, nutrition, science and/or social studies. The deadline for grant proposals is September 15, 2015. Recipients will be notified by email on or before October 1, 2015.

Grant Requirements:

The CHS Classroom Grant Program is designed to fund projects that will educate K-12 students about the importance of agriculture and allow teachers to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas. Those who receive one of the five grants will be required to use at least two lesson plans from the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix or two lesson plans from a state Agriculture in the Classroom program. In addition, grant proposals must demonstrate how local farmers, ranchers or agriculture industry representatives will be involved in the project. Grant reviewers will use this CHS Grant Rubric. CHS will highlight the winning classroom grants at its annual meeting in December 2016.

More via National Agriculture in the Classroom.

2015 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Awards | Military Child Education Coalition

The Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award recognizes successful partnerships and projects that ultimately benefit military-connected children. The Award is given in two areas: K-12 and higher education. Given annually, the K-12 award may represent a single project in which a military installation and one or more school districts participated, or it may be a summation of the entire program between a military installation and the school districts serving an installation. The higher education award highlights and encourages the outstanding teacher preparation programs that include critical information and experience focusing on military-connected children.

Applications due by 6/1 and 6/15!  There is still time!

via Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Awards | Military Child Education Coalition.

Dakota Language Bowl Trophy for Poplar Students

Three Poplar students competing in the first annual Dakota Language Bowl in Saint Paul, Minn., captured fourth place [on an April] Saturday.

The competition featured 20 teams from reservations, urban areas and reserves in the United States and Canada that have Dakota speakers.

Ethan Three Stars, Orlando Young and Inyan Growing Thunder competed for Poplar. Accompanying them were Dakota Language Instructor Del First and the Fort Peck Tribes’ Language & Culture Director Ramey Growing Thunder.

The team lost in the first round to Harding (Minnesota) High School but came back in the consolation bracket, where they beat AIMS (American Indian Magnet School), Pejuta Zi Zi Numpa and Sioux Valley of Manitoba, Canada.

The three wins put Poplar into the consolation match against Harding, the Saint Paul school the team faced in the first round of the double elimination tournament.

Harding captured the match but Poplar came away with a fourth place trophy.

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Learn more via Poplar students earn trophy at Dakota Language Bowl | Fort Peck Journal ONLINE.