Funding Goes for Innovative STEM Classroom Projects

grantsPrivate Funders: PASCO and the Nat’l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA); Opportunity: 2015 Pasco STEM Educator Awards; Funding Focus: Science and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools & science teachers; Funding: Winners receive up to $1,500 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference,  $1,000 in cash and a $2,000 certificate for PASCO scientific products; Deadline: Dec. 15.

Summary: The awards recognize excellence in a science program developed and implemented by elementary, middle school, and high school science teachers. Entries must show innovative and effective teaching strategies combined with a science program influencing students to explore and investigate science. The project also should recognize students at various levels of cognitive development need a range of topics, activities, and strategies. The award should be used to enhance or expand the winning science program. The guidelines can be found here at:  

Another NSTA Opportunity

NSTA is also sponsoring the Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. Six full-time K–12 science teachers will be recognized for their use of innovation in their classroom. Each will receive up to $1,000 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA conference and one will receive $1,500 in cash. The application (deadline Dec. 15) can be found at:   

Info:; NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA, 22201, 703/243-7100.


About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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