Nevada Joint Union High School District

Nevada Joint Union High School District

Contests Benefiting Schools

Updated 11/22/16
ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant:  Teachers may request up to $1,500 for their ideas.  Eighty nine grants were awarded for 2015-16.  Teachers are typically offered grants for:  Laboratory Equipment & Supplies, Instructional Materials, Professional Development, Field Studies, or Science Outreach Events.  Applicants for the 2016-17 award cycle will be notified of their status by June 30, 2016.  Application cycle is February 1 through April 1, 2016.    
CALIFORNIA CASUALTY ACADEMIC AWARD:  Enter to win $2,500 for classroom supplies, electronics, or educational materials.  Due December 4, 2015, March 11, 2016, July 8, 2016  
Kids in Need Teacher Grants  Open to k-12 grade, the awards range from $100-$500.
Lester G. Benz Memorial Scholarship for College Journalism Study   All high school journalism teachers and newspaper and yearbook advisers who have had at least six semester hours of journalism courses; a minimum of four years teaching experience and advising school publications; currently teaching a journalistic writing class; and a definite commitment to return to the high school classroom and publication advising next year to apply the information gained in the course work taken as a result of this scholarship.  $500 Scholarship for teachers who seek the opportunity to upgrade their journalism skills, teaching methodologies and advising techniques.  Due before April 15    
NASSP National Principals Month Video Contest  Upload a video of no longer than 3 minutes on YouTube online at about why your principal is so great.  Prizes will be delivered to the school administration for the schools that produced the winning videos.  The videos will be judged on originality/creativity, a clear concise message, and technical quality.  Three winners will recieve a $200 Best Buy Gift Card.  Due Oct 28, 2016 
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Entrepreneurship Educator Award:  Open to teachers who teach entrepreneurship in an inspiring way.  Create a video, less than 120 seconds in length, answering the specific question in a creative manner:  "What best practices have you used to teach entrepreneurship and what has been the outcome?"  One application will receive $1,000 scholarship to be used for entrepreneurial educational resources.  Due March 31, 2016  

Raytheon Math Hero Grant:
  Math teachers are eligible to receive a $2,500 Math Hero Award for their part in improving math education by using effective and creative ways to learn math drawing on new and advanced approaches.  A matching grant of $2,500 is also awarded to their local school.  May be nominated by a parent, student or school administrator.  Due April 8, 2015

TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANTS:  Awards grants of up to $5,000 by investing in high school science and math teacher designed projects.  Due Aug 1  
VFW Teacher of the Year Awards:  Contest recognizes one exceptional high school teacher each year for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students.  This teacher's curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics.  This teacher promotes civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism. This teacher may organize field trips to city hall, organize community volunteer projects, or invite local veterans to speak in class.  Due to your local VFW Post by February 15  
  • A $1,000 award for professional development expenses. 
  • A $1,000 award for his/her school. 
  • Two award plaques: one for the teacher, the other for his/her school.
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference to receive their award. 



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