School grants offer much-needed financial help for schools

grants-fundingSchool funding challenges show no sign of abating, and budgets remain stretched to the limit. Many educators and administrators rely on school grants to fund important projects and opportunities for students.

Each month, eSchool News compiles a list of the most current education grants expiring soon. This month’s grants are all relevant to research and STEM teaching and learning.

You don’t want to miss out on these funding opportunities for teachers, students, parents, and administrators.

(Next page: November’s funding opportunities)

MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship

Calling all middle school students! This scholarship asks 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to describe how math moves their world. Each year, MathMovesU awards 150 middle school students nationwide $1,000 scholarships to attend math and science camps and programs, or to save the money for college. Raytheon also donates a $1,000 matching grant to each winning student’s middle school.

Deadline: Feb. 7, 2015
For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page.

 

Excellence in Teaching Technology and Engineering

The Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators in cooperation with Pitsco/Hearlihy & Company proudly announces the $2,000 Pitsco/Hearlihy/FTEE Grant in honor of Tom and Mary Hearlihy. The grant is for a technology and engineering teacher at any grade level (K-12). Its purpose is to recognize and encourage the integration of a quality technology and engineering education program within the school curriculum. Criteria include: (1) evidence of an effective quality technology and engineering education program, (2) documented success in the integration of technology and engineering education with other academic subjects, and (3) plans for professional development via the anticipated grant.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014
For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page.

 

Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award

The Dr. Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award recognizes excellence in the field of aerospace education as outlined in the NSTA Position Statement on Aerospace Education. An award of $3,000 is given to the recipient, and up to $2,000 is provided to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. The recipient
of the Award will be honored during the Awards Banquet and the Aerospace Educators Luncheon at the NSTA Conference.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2014
For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page.

 

Youth Research for Action Grant Competition

Youth Research for Action will award, on a competitive basis, grants of up to $2,000 to youth-designed and -led action research projects across the U.S. The competition is open to teams of public high school students nationwide, along with youth in community-based organizations.

Deadline: Nov. 26, 2014
For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page.

 

Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

Middle school, high school, and college-level students worldwide: Send us your best design in the form of an STL file, and tell us why your design improves on the existing engineering solution or why it’s a great original or redesigned work of art or architecture. The winning entries will be creative, mechanically sound and realistically achievable. Since the contest’s inception, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to innovative students, plus recognition on our website. Instructors of top students receive tablet computers for classroom use.

Deadline: Feb. 11, 2015
For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page.

 

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend eleven months working in a Federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program and/or education policy efforts.

Deadline: Nov. 20, 2014
For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page.