Grants, Scholarships, Contests & Awards

The Momentum for Change’s 2017 Lighthouse Activities

"If your project is selected as a winning activity, you will receive a wide range of benefits, including fully covered attendance to the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany; access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference; public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat; public relations support and media training; marketing materials, including promotional videos and podcasts; a dedicated page about your project on our website; and graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography."

How to apply/register:

"To start a new application, register in our online application portal (link is external). It will take at least an hour to complete an application but you can save your progress at any time and work on it at your convenience. Completed applications must be submitted by midnight GMT on 9 April 2017."


The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

PAEMSTs are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Since 1983, more than 4,700 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.

This year's awards will honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers working in grades 7-12. Nominations close on April 1, 2017.

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge 

The Environmental Innovation Challenge is an exciting extracurricular competition that gives students the opportunity to come up with innovative solutions to big environmental problems the world faces today. 

Why participate?

  • What does it take to bring a new idea to the world? You will find out.
  • Prototype funding is available for demonstration models.
  • Top-level professionals from the community will mentor you.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Prepare yourself for a career that will positively impact the environment.
  • Win prizes up to $15,000 or more.

Top Teams participate in the EIC on March 30, 2017 where they will pitch their ideas, demo their prototypes, and respond to judges' questions.

2016-2017 Dates and Deadlines
Prototype Funding Application | December 1 – 19, 5 p.m.
Teams will be notified if they have received funding by Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

EIC Team Registration | Jan 30 – Feb 20
Teams officially enter the EIC.

Official EIC Entry Deadline Screening Round | Monday Feb 20, 11:59pm
Submit a 5-7 page business summary for official entry into the EIC. 
Judges notify teams by Feb 27 if they have been selected to compete in the Challenge on March 30, 2017

Mentor Connect Office Hours: Feb 9 and Feb 16
Meet 1-on-1 with industry experts from technology, legal, marketing, and financial disciplines. Check back in January for office hour appointment times. 

Pitch Workshop for Top Teams | March 8, Wednesday, 5:30-8 p.m., Douglas Forum, 4th Floor Bank of America Executive Education Center
Attendance is mandatory for all teams in the Seattle area going to the finals on March 30.

1-Page Business Summary Due | Sunday, March 26, 11:59 p.m.
Summaries sent to every judge before the day of the Challenge so they can decide which demos to visit.

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge | Thursday, March 30, 2017
Teams set up prototypes/demos in the morning and pitch to a room full of judges early afternoon. 
Reception and awards follow.   

Awards & Scholarships in Agronomy, Crops, Soils, Environmental Science

Nominate deserving colleagues for awards, including Fellow, in research, education, industry, consulting, and extension. Initiate nominations by March 29 with reference letters and final submission by April 5. Students: Apply for ASA, CSSA, and SSSA scholarships, including Greenfield Scholars and Golden Opportunity Scholars, by April 5 with reference letters and final submission by April 12.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:00pm

International Young Eco-Hero awards

2017 International Young Eco-Hero award applications close February 28, 2017 - sponsored by Action For Nature. Open to youth, 8 to 16 years, for individual significant environmental accomplishments.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 12:00am