The Saint Paul-based Bush Foundation has announced a special fellowship program for persons in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and the 23 Native nations that are part of the same area. This fellowship is a 2-year commitment and awards $25,000 to $75,000, paid in installments. To be eligible, applicants must be:
- Elected state or federal officials;
- Elected local or tribal officials earning $20,000 or more in their elective office;
- Federal employees in positions listed in Schedule C of Rule VI of the Civil Service Rules;
- Federal or congressional employees receiving $15,000 or more in annual base compensation;
- Appointed state or tribal officials with independent policymaking authority (such as commissioners or members of boards) receiving a gross annual compensation of $20,000 or more;
- State or tribal judges receiving $20,000 or more in gross annual compensation; or
- Personal or executive assistants or secretaries who report to any of the above.
Additionally, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., 24 years old at minimum at the time of the application deadline, have lived for a continuous year prior to the application deadline, and must continue to live in the area for the duration of the fellowship. For an eligibility map, application protocols, and program guidelines, please see the Bush Foundation website. The deadline for submissions is November 20.
The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation, dedicated to “making America better by improving early child care and education”, has announced 50 awards of $500 to $1,000 to acknowledge the efforts of childcare teachers and $500 for classroom enhancement as a part of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Childcare Teacher Awards. The top 10 qualifiers for this distinction will additionally become finalists for the Helene Marks Award for the National Childcare Teacher of the Year, the winner of which will receive an additional award of $1,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be teachers of preschool-aged children, infants, or toddlers in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or on a U.S.Military base or installation. They must work full time in a center, group, or home-based childcare program that is fully compliant with all state and local regulations for at least 36 consecutive months as of December 2012. Programs must be open 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, and 12 months a year at minimum. Only one application may be submitted per center. For application materials and information about past winners, please see the Terri Lynne Lokoff website. Applications are due December 3, 2012.
Social services support organization Superstar Foundation has opened the nomination period for its 2012 Veronica Awards, recognizing social services professionals who build relationships with clients for more effective and long term positive outcomes. In 2011, 4 awards of $5,000 were made to workers engaged in direct services. Eligible applicants are staff of 501(c)(3) organizations who engage in direct service to program participants. Self-nominations and those made by colleagues or supervisors on behalf of direct service staff will be accepted. To begin the nomination process, please visit the Superstar Foundation webpage. The nomination process will close on November 21 at 4:00 EST.