Energy Company Grants to Close Soon

shellchallengeJust a quick reminder that the deadline is near — Dec. 16 — for the Shell Science Lab Challenge, which is sponsored by the Nat’l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA) Ward’s Science and Shell Oil Company. 

This national awards program rewards teachers with replicable approaches to science lab instruction that require limited school and laboratory resources. One Grand Prize winning school will receive a lab makeover support package valued at $20,000, five national finalists will each receive a lab makeover support package valued at $8,500, and 18 district winners will each receive a lab makeover support package valued at $3,000.

Potential applicants can get tips on writing a competitive application by watching webinars at:

Shell Oil Company Foundation (formerly Shell Companies Foundation) is based in Houston and distributed about $2.3 million in grants last year. School can benefit. The Oakland Unified School District won a $12,500 general support grant and the Alief Independent School District Education Foundation, Alief, TX, won a $6,000 operating grant.

Info: For more on the challenge, please visit; 703/312-9241; e-mail,


About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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