Scholarship & Grant Opportunities
Scholarships and Grants for students as well as teachers are available from many organizations and institutions within Pennsylvania and across the country. Here you will find a number of those opportunities. Please feel free to suggest additional scholarships and grants for inclusion on this list by contacting the Webmaster with the details!
- TEEAP William J. Wilkinson Scholarship
The Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEEAP) awards a scholarship annually to assist outstanding technology education students in their preparation as technology education teachers.
- Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing nearly 70% of all student financial aid. Help is available to make education beyond high school financially possible for you or your child.
- @ONE Carnegie Scholars Program
Supports research on using technology to improve student learning in California Community Colleges.
The goal of the ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Creative strategies to realize this goal are sought from men and women. Members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that address the participation and advancement of women from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged.
- AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant
This is a competitive grant program to educate students about math, science, technology, and engineering. Grant applications must fulfill one or more of those missions. Grant recipients must be current AIAA Educator Associate members or AIAA Professional members actively engaged as K-12 classroom educators.
- American Honda Foundation
Grants Organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific education may be eligible for grants from the American Honda Foundation. Our policy is to seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources, and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. The American Honda Foundation will make grants in the field of youth and scientific education to K-12 educational institutions, accredited higher education institutions (colleges and universities) and community colleges and vocational or trade schools.
- Best Buy te@ch Grants
Best Buy and the Best Buy Children’s Foundation are proud to support schools using technology to make learning fun. The te@ch program will provide a $2,500 Best Buy Gift Card to schools in recognition of programs or projects that creatively integrate interactive technology into the curriculum.
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." Under Carnegie's will, grants must benefit the people of the United States.
- Columbus Foundation Community Grant
Today's middle school students are the Innovation Generation. The mission of the Christopher Columbus Awards program, a cutting-edge national competition that combines science and technology with community problem-solving in a real-world setting, is to unlock the potential of kids who are creative problem solvers.
- Earthwatch Institute Education Awards K-college teachers and administrators and non-traditional educators are eligible to apply for the Earthwatch Institute Education Awards to fund an Earthwatch expedition. Awards range from partial to full grants toward a project's Share of Cost.
Grants.gov provides organizations with the ability to search for Federal government-wide grant opportunities. The Office of Federal Financial Management recently issued a policy directive requiring that all Federal agencies post grant opportunities online.
- Grants GreenWorks!
Grants engage Project Learning Tree educators and their students with their local community in "learning-by-doing" environmental projects. Student leadership, service-learning, and community participation are the cornerstones to GreenWorks! projects. These grassroots action projects enable schools and youth organizations across the country to make a positive impact on their communities.
- National Science Foundation
The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research
- NEEF Grant Opportunities
To help provide teachers around the country with support for their innovative work to bring environmental education into the classroom, the National Environmental Education Foundation is launching the Classroom Earth National High School Challenge - an opportunity for up to 25 teachers to secure as much as $5,000 to $10,000 in funding to bring innovative environmental themes into their coursework.
Visit to learn more and to download the application.
- Rockefeller Brother Fund
The Rockefeller Brothers fund is a philanthropic organization working to promote social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.
- School Technology Resources and Real Curriculum
Each individual teacher awarded this grant will receive a new hand-held video microscope (or microscopes) with software for PC to take still pictures, video, time lapse movies, etc., and an accompanying curriculum binder with lessons designed to meet both state and national science standards. The top 3 applicants will receive 4 additional microscopes, making a total of 5 for their classrooms. Thirty video microscopes will be awarded in all to 18 individuals. This is a competitive grant based on the quality and value of the applicants' intended use. We are looking for creative, innovative and educationally valuable uses of hand-held video microscopes.
- SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards
Available to K-12 school groups that have outstanding environmental projects. Eight schools will receive $10,000 for their school and one teacher will receive $5,000.
- Toshiba America Foundation
Small grants awarded to K-12 grade classroom teachers for projects designed to improve science and mathematics education. For K-6 awards up to $1,000 application deadline is Oct. 1. For 7-12 grade grants over $5,000 application deadlines are Feb. 1 and Aug. 1. For 7-12 grade grants under $5,000 applications accepted year-round.
- United States Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing about $36 billion this year (2004) to states and school districts, primarily through formula-based grant programs, to improve elementary and secondary schools and meet the special needs of students. ED is providing about $2.5 billion to help strengthen teaching and learning in colleges and other postsecondary institutions and about $3.3 billion to support rehabilitation, research and development, statistics, and assessment.
- Unsung Heroes Educational Awards
ING Unsung Heroes began as a way for ING to demonstrate its commitment to the education community. The awards are given to K-12 educators pioneering new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Each year, educators submit applications for an ING Unsung Heroes award by describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each project is judged on its 1) innovative methods; 2) creativity; and 3) ability to positively influence students. All K-12 education professionals, whether or not they are clients of ING, are eligible. Specifically, these individuals must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the United States and be full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff with effective projects that improve student learning.
How do I write grants you ask? Well check out Writing and Winning Grants written by Gwen Soloman and located on the techLEARNING website! You can also check out the EPA Grant-Writing Tutorial. In this tutorial you will find sections on enhancing proposals, program-specific proposals, completing forms, mock grant writing activity, examples, references, contacts and glossary of terms.
You can also visit A Teacher's Guide to Fellowships and Awards: Mathematics and Science where theMassachusetts Department of Education offers this guide describing 141 institutes, fellowships, and awards organized by discipline or topic.
In addition, you can check out:
- Grants and Awards for Environmental Education
An extensive list of environmental education grant opportunities.
- Grant Writing Resources from Carolina Biological Supply
This site provides step-by-step guidelines for teachers who are first-time grant proposal writers, as well as useful tips for experienced proposal authors. Includes a page of links to sources of grants for classroom teachers and schools.
- National Science Teachers Association Awards & Competitions
A listing of a variety of teacher and student awards and grant opportunities.
- Opportunities for Teachers: Funding Sources
An extensive list of education grants compiled by Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Cente
Pennsylvania is a member state of the ITEEA's EbD Network. Schools across PA have free access to Engineering byDesign™ products. If you are interested in accessing it please contact Curtis Funkhouser, Curriculum & Instruction Consultant for STEM at the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 for details on how to access the materials!
We are delighted to invite you to the 2017 TEEAP STEM Conference. Please consider being a part of this outstanding event as a presenter, exhibitor, or just take part by attending — be a part of the STEM movement! You can visit our Conference page by clicking HERE to learn a little about the conference and some ways to get involved in our 2017 conference!
The ITEEA's 80th Annual Conference will be held In Atlanta, Georgia! This year's theme will be "Building Bridges Within The STEM Community and Beyond." Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is very much a “buzzword” on today’s educational landscape. Every teacher, school, district, and state has its own version of what STEM means as well as how to help students engage in experiences that will prepare them for the 21st Century. Technology and Engineering is the foundation for making these experiences meaningful through integrative STEM education. Building bridges helps everyone to understand the important role technology and engineering contributes to STEM education.
This conference is an opportunity to recognize and honor the accomplishments of our colleagues and best-practice programs. Additionally, it provides professional development and networking opportunities, as well as opportunity to renew old friendships and create new friendships. For more information, click here.