Student Opps

  • Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Maine that offer online college programs.  Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions.  Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students.  This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS.  A few of the key features on the page:
    – Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
    – Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution’s philosophy on online learning
    – Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution
    Anyone can access the college guide at the following location:


  • Hear ye! Hear ye! Do you know a middle school or high school student who could use a summer music camp scholarship? Applications now up on our website…deadline June 1! www.thegiftsofmusic.org
  • Victoria Mansion is proud to present its new interdisciplinary educational program Victorian Portland: A Century of Change.
    Designed for third grade classes, Victorian Portland offers free, museum educator-led, in-class lessons on eight topics that connect classroom and field trip experiences using the city of Portland and Victoria Mansion as concrete examples. Throughout each multi-stage unit, the overarching topic is emphasized, helping students retain information and make connections between the classroom, the museum, and their own lives. Victorian Portland bridges the gap between the Colonial era and the 20th century by focusing on a central site and its historical and cultural context. This program also helps students engage with history by making clear connections between the past and their own lives. Areas of emphasis are on visual arts, language arts, social studies, and science and all lessons have been reviewed in relationship to how they meet Common Core requirements.
    Please join us on Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm in the second floor of the Carriage House Museum Shop for an informational reception with Mansion staff. You will be able to talk with program developers, preview program units, tour Victoria Mansion and learn what the Mansion has to offer your classroom. Light refreshments will be provided.
    Please RSVP or direct questions to victorianportland@gmail.com or 772-4841 ext. 104 by Sunday, May 11.
  • 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program AwardsThe President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is pleased to invite applications for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award’s eligibility criteria. The deadline for application submissions is February 10, 2014. Please click the following link to view the application: http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply
  • $2500.00 grant opportunity through Crayola. FMI please click here http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=411800004#
  • Regional Fine Arts. Looking to collaborate with students from other regions of the U.S. or other countries. To complete a cultural project regarding the music/arts and crafts unique to that region. We would share information about Cajun and Zydeco music and/or art. This is a very open-ended project, so if it sparks an idea that you’d like to try let me know. We can collaborate via email, compressed video, and/or Skype. If interested contact high school librarian Adri LeBlanc @adri.leblanc@cpsb.org, DeQuincy High School. Audience: Education: Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12.


  1. Thanks for keeping up with all this info, it was very helpful today. We have a great film we wanted to enter in the film festival. We thought it was not going to happen, but now because I read this great blog we know we still have time!!
    Lisa Gilman

  2. Parents are always asking me for art enrichment program information.

    Now they are especially interested in summer arts programs.

    Any way we can get those programs K-12 & state-wide listed here?

  3. What a great idea Vicky! I’d be glad to include those at the “Student Opps” link which can be accessed from the front page of the blog. I do receive info from teachers and community organizations for programs. I will invite the list-serv members next week to send me specific info for summer programs and will be sure to post them there. Thanks!

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