Grants, Scholarships, Contests & Awards
16th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
Close Dates: Dec. 11, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of the 16th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I Request for Applications (RFA). This collegiate design competition promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to address environmental challenges and develop real-world solutions. This RFA is seeking applications in the research areas of Air Quality, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, Sustainable and Healthy Communities, and Chemical Safety.
Join us on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET for an informational webinar about the P3 RFA and application process. Webinar details will be posted on the P3 website.
The P3 program is a two-phase team competition. For the first phase, interdisciplinary student teams compete for one-year grants of up to $25,000 for project ideas addressing environmental solutions. Recipients use the funding to research and develop their design projects during the academic year. In the spring, Phase I Teams attend the National Student Design Expo to showcase their projects and designs. Phase I teams are eligible to compete for Phase II funding of up to $100,000 to implement their projects in a real-world setting.
P3 was developed to foster progress by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity, and protection of the planet - people, prosperity and the planet. EPA’s P3 Program offers technical solutions to environmental challenges while supporting education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These grants propel the next generation of scientists, engineers, and researchers to think critically about current events and develop innovative solutions.
The P3 Student Design Competition is part of EPA's Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program, which supports the development of science and tools to help communities make better decisions toward a healthy society and environment.
NOAA Teacher at Sea Program
We are pleased to announce NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program will accept applications for 2019 starting in November 2018. Applications and references are accepted only through our online application system from November 1 - 30, 2018. The application closes at 5:00 pm ET on November 30.
About the program
NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program provides pre-kindergarten through college-level teachers a hands-on, real-world research experience working at sea with world-renowned NOAA scientists. This opportunity gives educators a unique insight into oceanic and atmospheric research crucial to the nation.
NOAA BWET Grants
Pacific Northwest Funding opportunities: The 2019 NOAA Pacific Northwest Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Funding Opportunity is now open.
The full FY19 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) can be found at Grants.gov under funding opportunity number NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2019-2005862.
Areas served: States of Oregon and Washingto
BirdNote 2019 Next Generation Grants are due November 16, 2018
Does your educational program focus on getting kids out into nature, or help them learn about birds, science, or conservation in the classroom?
BirdNote is seeking three to four education partners for grants of up to $5,000 who would like to experiment with ways of incorporating BirdNote into their program.
Washington State Green Ribbon Schools
Applications are due December 15, 2018
All public and private schools and public school districts are eligible to apply.
The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Green Ribbon Schools Program is a comprehensive program that recognizes schools and districts that have made significant achievements towards:
Reducing the school/district's environmental footprint
Creating a healthy community for students and staff
Increasing environmental and sustainability literacy
Schools and districts will be evaluated based on their progress towards these concepts and a wide variety of green benchmarks including energy conservation and efficiency, food that is locally sourced and sustainable, and curriculum that ensures all students are environmentally and sustainability literate.
Schools and districts that wish to be considered must complete the Washington State Green Ribbon Schools or District application.
If you have any questions regarding the Washington Green Ribbon Schools program, please contact Rochelle Gandour-Rood at Rochelle.email@example.com or 360-725-4976. The agency TTY number is 360-664-3631.Deadline Extended to October 31, 2018!
Higher Education Climate Leadership Awards
Eligible institutions must be current signatories of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments (Carbon Commitment, Resilience Commitment or Climate Commitment).
This year, in addition to the Climate Leadership Awards in the 2-year and 4-year category, institutions will have the opportunity to win an award in one of three new categories: Student Preparedness, Cross-Sector Collaboration and Climate Innovation, if they exhibit exceptional strength in any one of these. You will also have the opportunity to be featured on the "Top-5 Universities and Colleges to Watch in Climate Leadership 2019" list that will be published in January
Second Nature’s 9th Climate Leadership Awards recognize innovation and leadership in climate action, including mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. They do so based ondemonstrated advances in climate innovation, cross-sectoral collaboration, and student preparedness.
Deadline: Dec 14, 2018
The One Earth Award provides $1,000 scholarships to four students whose creative works encourage the awareness of, and meaningful responses to, pressing issues of human-caused climate change. Deadlines to submit works vary by region, with the earliest deadlines being at the beginning of December 2018. Visit our guidelines and deadlines page for information on when and how students can submit their work.
Applications Now Accepted for the President’s Environmental Youth Award
Applications are due February 1, 2019
The application period is now open for the 2018 President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) program. The PEYA program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, promoting awareness of our nation's natural resources and encouraging positive community involvement. Winners of this year’s awards will be invited to a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in mid-2019, and have their project mentioned on EPA’s website.
EPA will select up to two winners in each of EPA’s 10 Regions – one regional winner for Grades K-5 and one regional winner for Grades 6-12. All student projects must be sponsored by at least one adult over the age of 21.
For questions, please contact PEYA@epa.gov.
Bulk Native Plants for Sale in NW WA- Washington Conservation Districts
Learn about available plants - and reserve plants for 2019 (several species will sell out quickly). Willows and cottonwood cuttings longer than three feet are also available by request (priced per foot).
There is a $200.00 minimum and plants are sold in bundled quantities only.
Organization: Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
Announced: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00am
Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019, 11:59pm
This international competition challenges middle and high school students to lead a creative campaign in their school or community that educates others and inspires action to reduce or prevent marine debris. Open to students worldwide from ages 11-18 with an adult sponsor. The Competition is free to enter, and students can win a scholarship of up to $5,000! The deadline is is June 17, 2019, but students are encouraged to register project ideas early