Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Saxena Family Foundation Grants

Most awards range from $5,000 to $50,000.

The Saxena Family Foundation has a particular focus on initiatives that promote US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and the empowerment of girls, female children, and young women so that they have equal rights later in life. The foundation focuses on empowerment programs to include economic, educational, and political empowerment of women through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training. Previous grantees have included schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations.

Application Period: Applications are accepted year-round, and are reviewed by the selection committee as they are received.
American Immigration Council

The American Immigration Council awards grants to fund a limited number of projects for ages seven through 12 that provide education about immigrants and immigration. Applications for immigration-themed projects are considered for all subject areas, although special consideration is given for proposals that relate to the following categories: innovative use of technology or service learning; community outreach and partnerships with community-based organizations; mathematics, science and the arts; and teaching and learning of fundamental constitutional rights (due process) and border issues. Awards range from $100 to $500.
Application Period: Applications are due July 1 and November 7, 2016.
Google RISE Awards

Google RISE Awards are grants for organizations across the globe that promote computer science education and initiatives that reach girls, underrepresented minorities and students under 18 facing socio-economic barriers.
Application Period: *Visit Google Rise Awards website and signup to be notified when applications are being accepted.

For more information, please contact:

Kimberly Friedman, Director of Communications
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Communications
Four Capitol Mall, Room 404-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-683-4788

State Standards

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