Awards and Scholarships

  • NSTA Awards and Recognition Program

    The annual NSTA Awards and Recognition Program recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators. The program was created to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field.

  • Summer Scholarship Opportunity through Wildlife Conservation Society’s Online Teacher Academy
    Exciting news for teachers enrolling in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s professional development courses! This summer, a new scholarship will allow teachers to take certain courses (Habitat Ecology for Educators, Nature's Thread: Weaving Environmental Education Into Your Curriculum, and Our Changing Planet: Climate Change and Wildlife Connections) for $50.

 

  • Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program
    The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers Fulbright grants for U.S. primary and secondary classroom teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, curriculum heads, Talented and Gifted coordinators, Special Education coordinators and media specialists/librarians to participate in international exchanges for three to six months. By living and teaching or conducting research overseas, U.S. teachers gain new skills, learn new instruction and assessment methodologies, and share best practices with international colleagues and students. Teachers also have the opportunity to expand their understanding of other cultures and international education systems that will enrich their U.S. home schools and local communities with global perspectives. Participants must: (1) Be a U.S. citizen. (2) Be employed full-time at an accredited school in the United States or a U.S. territory (3) Hold a master’s degree. (4) Be in at least their fifth year of full-time teaching. (5) Demonstrate experience conducting professional development activities.(6) Have received teaching awards or exemplary evaluations from a school administrator.
  • Forest Stewardship Program 
    The Michigan Forest Stewardship Program helps landowners develop a Forest Stewardship Plan to help them protect, manage, and enjoy their forest.  Public and private schools that own at least 10 acres of forest land are eligible for a partial cost share grant to lower their cost of developing a Forest Stewardship Plan (grants are $505 to $2,500 depending on school forest acreage).  The DNR will help schools find additional partners to provide matching funds.  See www.michigan.gov/foreststewardship for more information.  Contact Mike Smalligan at 517-284-5884 or smalliganm@michigan.gov to apply.

 

The Entomological Society of America is presenting an award for outstanding educators that have gone beyond the traditional teaching methods by using insects as educational tools. One prize will be awarded to a primary teacher (grades K-6) and the other prize will be given to a secondary teacher (grades 7-12). For a list of the possible prizes and eligibility requirements, please visit www.entsoc.org/awards/professional/educational.

  • Supplement Your Stretched Budget
    The website GetEdFunding is sponsored by CDW-G and lists a host of more than 2,000 grants and other funding opportunities available from federal, state, regional, and community sources to be used by both private and public preK-12 educators, schools and districts, as well as higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations. The site is organized and searchable by specific criteria and curriculum, and users can create and save lists of their grants of most interest. Monitored and updated daily, GetEdFunding is a great resource for finding new funding opportunities. The website can be found at: www.getedfunding.com

 

The Toshiba America Foundation is seeking to improve the quality of U.S science and mathematics education by offering classroom teachers grant opportunities to design projects related to those areas. The Foundation offers $5,000 or more to grades 6-12 teachers and $1,000 to K-5 teachers. Check the web site for important dates and requirements!