Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (MAGic) Mini-Grants Open 10/15
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 11, 2012
Reston, VA.,-Organizations from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC interested in encouraging girls to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers can apply for a mini-grant from the Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (MAGiC). Grant applications open October 15, 2012.
Mini-grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to collaborative projects between girl-serving organizations, schools, business and STEM professional groups in the Mid-Atlantic region to further school-aged girls’ interest in math and science.
“Our goal is to encourage girls to be at the table in all things STEM,” said Nancy Holliday, MAGiC’s Champion Board member and General Manager, U.S. Services Microsoft.
The MAGiC Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative brings together organizations and individuals that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to encourage collaboration and improve inter-program communication. MAGiC is part of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP).
“These grants are wonderful opportunities for schools, community organizations, and businesses to host programs that dispel any myths that STEM fields are ‘just for boys,’ said Elizabeth Vandenburg, MAGiC Co-Lead and AAUW STEM Task Force representative.
To date MAGiC awarded approximately $13,950 to fourteen collaborative partnerships.
Applications available here: ngcproject.org/collaborative/mid-atlantic-girls-collaborative-magic-project/grants.
You can start applying for Mini-grants on 10/15. The deadline for Mini-grants is on 11/15, and recipients will be announced December 2012.
For more information Contact:
Bria D. McElroy Assistant Director
Women in Engineering
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland