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ANNOUNCEMENT: Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education, 2008 Call for Applications

September 19, 2008

Gsf_globe_2The Goldman Sachs Foundation and Asia Society are seeking applications for the 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education. The prize program was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the growing importance of international knowledge and skills for U.S. students and annually awards prizes totaling $150,000 in five different categories.

Applications for the elementary/middle school, high school, district/state, and media/technology prizes are due Monday, December 1st, 2008.

The 2008 Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Elementary/Middle School ($25,000)
An elementary or middle school that engages all or most of its students in learning about other world regions, cultures, and languages.

High School ($25,000)
A secondary school that engages all or most of its students in learning about Asia, Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East, or about international affairs through its curriculum and through partnerships with other countries or local organizations.

District/State ($25,000)
A state or one of the 100 largest school districts that is actively promoting the development of international knowledge and skills on a wide scale through the creation of robust policies and specific programming initiatives.

Media/Technology ($25,000)
A program within a U.S.- based public or private for-profit or nonprofit organization that has developed outstanding programs that use media/technology to educate students or teachers about other world regions and cultures, or international issues.

Youth (Up to $10,000)
Five high school students who demonstrate an in-depth understanding of key issues in international affairs and the global economy.

* Please note that the 2008 Youth prize competition is now closed. Winners for the Youth prize will be announced in November 2008.

For more information and to access the online application form, visit: http://asiasociety.org/gsfprizes.

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