National Education Association Foundation: Student Achievement Grants
Student Achievement grants seek to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions. The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Grant funds can 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. Preference will be given to projects that incorporate school farming, aquaponics, global learning, and/or the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation’s online courses.
Amount: Grants will be awarded in the amount of either $2,000 or $5,000 based on the submitted budget. No partial grants are given.
Eligibility: Applicants must be NEA members who are practicing:
- Public school educators in grades PreK–12
- Public school education support professionals
- Faculty and staff at public higher education institutions
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