Thursday, September 16, 2010
Here is an excerpt from an email that I received:
The following information is very informative - Please pass it on to schools in the county coordinator's district and to anyone who can use it. It would be great to open these sites and actively pursue Black children who qualify. It's money dedicated to the education of our youth
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE NOT APPLYING!
Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships to be used by African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest!
No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship. Take the initiative to get your children involved. There is no need for money to be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.
Please pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews, friends with children etc. We must get the word out that money is available!
If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be. Our youth really could use these scholarships.
To see and receive a listing of the organizations that are providing the scholarships just click here.
Friday, September 10, 2010
There is one organization that offers a variety of opportunities for community groups and schools to receive help with both football and non-football related projects.
This financial aid can come in the form of direct grants or through a more centralized support for programs championed by individual players or teams.
Throughout the off-season and on days off, players and teams are encouraged to give their time and practical assistance to programs designed to improve their community.
A number of formal grants exist!
- Grants are available to former NFL players currently serving as coaches in high school football programs, and range from $2,500-$10,000.
- another grant program allows current and former NFL players to apply for up to $4,000 to support free football camps and clinics.
- Yet another program aims to provide financial and technical assistance to schools and non-profit community groups seeking to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local football fields. The first part of the funding is designed to help with general field support, which includes irrigation, bleacher construction and light installation. The second part of funding is reserved for improvements to field surfaces. (In 2007, this program awarded over $2 million dollars worth of grants for upgrades to field surfaces
- Individual grants of up to $200,000 are also available!
Individual teams may also offer grants or assistance to schools on a one-time or regular basis. For example, one grant program offers a grant of $3,000 to school players who've organized their own community programs.
To find out more about these programs you can visit this website.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Here are a few examples of some grant programs that are currently being offered for musicians:
- $3,000 grant program to provide professional mentorship to three emerging operatic composers who are writing new works for full professional production.
- $5,000 to support a Fellowship that will provide a residency of up to 2 months for an emerging composer.
- $2,000 to support an outreach program in rural communities that brings music education and songwriting to K-12 students.
- $2,500 to support the mentoring of promising young songwriters by professional members. The project will result in a CD compilation of 5 original songs and a showcase of the works at a local theatre.
- A scholarship program is currently being offered. This scholarship is presented annually to an African-American college or university student majoring in music who demonstrates musical talent and proficiency in certain areas: