Out-of-School Time (OST) Opportunities

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 Make the most of all the opportunities listed below!
Have your afterschool students take part in fun challenges and competitions that can develop their SEL,
numeracy and literacy skills.  Tell your high school students to review all of the scholarship opportunities available. 
To help you continue to do the great work you do, we've provided fillable RFPs for program funding. 

Want more information? Check out the Afterschool Zone and CASE for Kids pages.

Questions or issues, contact us and we'll be happy to assist you further.

Newest Contest/Competitions - Posted November 17, 2020

EarthX Inspire Through Eco-Art Contest

Inspire others to help sustain our world through artwork

  • Young artists ages 5-22 create either a 2-D or 3-D piece of art addressing theme: No Time to Waste
  • Entry deadline Wednesday, January 25, 2021
  • Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd Places

Website: https://earthx.org/education/art-competition/


Planet911 Youth Film Challenge

Create a one-minute film on a specific environmental topic

  • Spring and Fall competitions, Next deadline December 1, 2020
  • Cash prizes for student, schools, and youth organizations
  • Finalists' entries showcased at EarthxFilm or Earthx TV
  • Ages: 10-22

Website: https://www.planet911.org/planet911-youth-film-challenge-2020

NASA Related Opportunities

NASA App Development Challenge
Website: https://www.nasa.gov/stem/nextgenstem/moon_to_mars/app_challenge.html
Related Documents: App Dev Timeline


High School Aerospace Scholars
Website: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/stem/High_School_Aerospace_Scholars.html
Related Documents: N/A

Previous Scholarships and Grants

October 19-23, 2020 - Nuclear Power Institute’s Nuclear Science Week Student Competition: “Get to Know Nuclear”
Related Website for more information: https://npi.tamu.edu/
Related Documents: AnnouncementGuidelinesMedia ReleaseEngagement Opportunities


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