Two awards opportunties from the AARP

The AARP recently announced two awards programs that may be of interest to many of you.

The first is the Ethel Percy Andrus Legacy Awards.  There are both $10,000 and $100,000 grants available.   Chicago, Houston, Miami, Atlanta Philadelphia or Washington DC

The $100,000 prize will be awarded to a school in [Chicago, Houston, Miami, Atlanta Philadelphia or Washington DC]
in recognition of a public high school program that has either fostered greater intergenerational understanding or enhanced civic engagement between the school and its local community.

There is also the Ethel Percy Andrus Legacy Award for Innovation,
a $10,000 prize that will be awarded to one public secondary school
(grades 8 – 12) in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,
and the US Virgin Islands in recognition of an innovative program or
practice currently operating in a school.

The award was created to honor Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the first woman appointed to lead a public high school in California.  You can read more about this historic and pioneering educator here.  Deadline for entry is October 1, 2007

The second awards opportunity was created "to help women 40+ overcome financial and employment barriers by allowing them to participate in education and training opportunities they could not otherwise afford."  The Women’s Scholarship Program will award from $500 to $5000 dollars to up to 100 women this first time around.  Funds can be used for any course of study, training or fees associated with such.  Any women 40+ of moderate to low income are eligible to apply. Deadline for entry is October 31, 2007.

These are both fantastic opportunities to take advantage if you qualify.  And even if you don’t, pass word along to any educators you know of that might!