Intel Schools of Distinction Opens

Every year, Intel honors U.S. schools that implement innovative, replicable programs that inspire their students and lead to positive educational outcomes in the areas of math and science though their Schools of Distinction award.

Up to three schools at each level—elementary, middle, and high school—will be named as finalists in the math and science categories. The 18 schools will receive a cash grant of $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a four-member team from their school and district. Six winners will be selected from the finalists and will receive an additional $5,000 cash grant for a total of $10,000. One of these winners will be selected as the “Star Innovator” and will receive an additional $15,000 grant for a total of $25,000. All five winning schools and the Star Innovator will also receive products and services from program sponsors.

DEADLINE: Feb. 23, 2012