The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is an independent Federal government agency created by Congress in 1992 to encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind.
The Foundation has established Frontiers of Discovery — Work in Progress and Discover the Future programs that recognize "cutting edge" innovation, innovative ideas of America's youth, and honor teachers. These programs include the Life Sciences Awards, Homeland Security Awards, Agriscience Awards and the Christopher Columbus Awards. For more information on the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, visit www.columbusfdn.org.
In existence since 1916, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. The mission of NASSP is to promote excellence in school leadership.
The NASSP publishes the National Advisory List of Student Contests and Activities, produced by the National Association of Secondary School Principals through its National Committee on Student Contests and Activities. This list provides information to assist principals, teachers, parents, and students in making decisions regarding participation in a wide variety of program opportunities. The Committee reviews all programs based on the following standards: educational, financial, organizational, promotional, adjudication and awards. Programs that in the opinion of the Committee meet the guidelines are placed on the National Advisory List. For more information on the NASSP, visit www.nassp.org.
The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of young adolescents by providing vision, knowledge, and resources to all who serve them in order to develop healthy, productive, and ethical citizens. For more information on the AMLE, visit www.amle.org.