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Christopher Columbus Awards

Grants to USA & Territories Students & Coaches to
Address Civic Needs Using the Scientific Method

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Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/02/15

Description:

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Grants, scholarships, and other prizes to USA and territories teams of three to four middle school students working with an adult coach to identify a problem in their community and to apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.

Eight finalist teams and their coaches will receive an all-expense-paid trip to attend a national week-long program and compete for $2,000 scholarships for each team member and the $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant, plus a $200 development grant to further refine their idea.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148126

Estimated Size of Grant:

(A) An all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney WorldĀ® to attend National Championship Week;

(B) $200 for the development of the National Championship Week competition presentation;

(C) $2,000 scholarships for each of the two Gold Medal winning teams' members; and

(D) $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant for the finalist team.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Team Rules:
- Each team must have three or four student team members and a coach.
- All team participants must be enrolled in the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade in the USA, its territories, or possessions during the 2014-2015 school year.
- Team members must be students in good academic and behavioral standing.
- Team members are limited to participating on one team project per year.
- Children of senior managers of the sponsoring organization (the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation), contractors, officers, employees who have participated in the development of the competition, and judges are not eligible to be team members.

Who can be a coach:
- Anyone over the age of 18 years old.
- Teachers, parents or guardians, youth organization leaders, business people, and community members are eligible to participate.

Pre-Application Information:

Individuals who are interested in becoming a coach can click here to register: http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com/coach_register.php.

Entries must be uploaded or postmarked by February 2, 2015.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Stephanie Hallman
Phone: 800-291-6020 ext. 3154
Fax: 215-579-8589
E-mail: cca@edumedia.com

The Christopher Columbus Awards
105 Terry Dr., Suite 120
Newtown, PA 18940

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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