STEM West: AmeriCorp VISTA Application for 2021-22!
STEM West is a community of practice recognized by the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative. In partnership with the Afterschool Alliance and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the STEM West is embarking on exciting work to expand the amount of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education opportunities offered in diverse learning spaces. These types of opportunities are made more accessible to youth through expanding local partnerships, coordinating community-led STEM activities, and more. The VISTA at STEM West will focus on developing a communication plan, partnership-building, and identifying and mapping STEM assets within the community. This position is based in Hickory, NC.
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Student Success Grants
Sponsored by The NEA Foundation
|Contact:||The NEA Foundation|
1201 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
|Description:||The NEA Foundation provides grants to stimulate students’ curiosity and excitement about learning, and help them become successful 21st century global citizens. Through the Student Success grants, the foundation helps students learn how to think critically and solve problems. The foundation has successfully provided funding to thousands of educators to enable them to take the lead on a wide range of projects to improve student learning.|
Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students.
Eligible applicants are public school educators in prekindergarten through grade 12, public school education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Education support professionals include paraeducators, school bus drivers, maintenance and custodial staff, food services staff, school nurses, student services workers, clerical and office assistants, school security officers, and technicians. Applications must be submitted through the online grant system.
|Award(s):||Grants of $2,000 and $5,000 are awarded.|
|Deadline(s):||Applications are accepted April 26 through June 1 and June 5 through October 15, 2021.|
|Focus:||General Education, Global Citizenship, Professional Development, STEM/STEAM/STREAM|
|Grade Level(s):||6-8, 9-12, 3-5, K-2, PreK, Higher Ed|
Themes and Skills:
|Critical Thinking, Problem Solving|