Updated 1/11/18
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 14, 2018.    
CALIFORNIA CASUALTY ACADEMIC AWARD:  Enter to win $2,500 for classroom supplies, electronics, or educational materials.  Due December 1, 2017  
CSEA (California School Employees Association) Career Grants and Scholarships:  Employees, if you are going to school part- or full-time, you can apply for a CSEA Member Career Grant in the amount of $1,000. The application must be postmarked by October 31. Members also have additional opportunities to apply for scholarship and subsidy funds through CSEA. See all details below. Distribute and post this flyer. Include this information in your chapter communications and chapter newsletters.
  • $1,000 Member Career Grants are awarded to members going to school on a part- or full-time basis. Don't delay, apply today! Applications must be postmarked by October 31st.
  • Up to $250 Member Reimbursement Subsidy Grants are awarded to members pursuing an opportunity that connects them to the union, the community, and/or to students, including attending the annual CSEA California Paraeducator Conference. Applications are accepted year-round.
  • $500 to $4,000 Union Plus Scholarships are awarded to CSEA members, and their dependents each year. Applications are due January 31st each year.

For eligibility requirements, appliciatons, and information about all CSEA's scholarships and grant programs, go to www.csea.com/education.For information about all your consumer benefits as a CSEA member, visit us online at www.csea.com/benefits. A user account is required to access CSEA Member Benefits. Create a user account in three easy steps at www.csea.com/createaccount. For additional questions or assistance, call CSEA Member Benefits at (866) 487-2732.Our mission: To improve the lives of our members, students and community.  2045 Lundy Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131 | 866-ITS-CSEA (866-487-2732)

DOODLE FOR GOOGLE SCHOLARSHIP:  Open to high school students.  Use your creativity to create your own interpretation of the Google logo.   You will be requested to download and complete a one-page official entry form ("Entry Form") with: (a) a doodle that reflects Entrant's creative interpretation of the Contest theme "What inspires me" incorporating the letters from the Google logo ("Doodle"); (b) all information at the bottom of the Entry Form including parents’ consent; and (c) a descriptive artist statement of fifty (50) words or less. Entry Forms can only be submitted by parents, guardians, teachers, non-profit leaders, and after school programs on behalf of Entrants. The doodle and supporting statements must meet the "Doodle Requirements," There will be 53 state and territory winners and 5 national winners (one per grade level).  The top National winner will win a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 in value towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab or a technology program for the U. S. school where the entrant is enrolled.  Rules @ https://doodles.google.com/d4g/rules.html  Due March 2, 2018  

FUNDS FOR TEACHERS--GRANTS AVAILABLE:   Fund for Teachers provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. We believe that supporting teachers’ active participation in their own professional growth, positively impacts student learning and achievement.  Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:


  • A full-time preK-12th grade teacher who spends at least 50% of your time directly providing instruction to students;
  • Returning to the classroom in the consecutive school year; and
  • Have at least three years’ experience as a preK-12th grade teacher at the end of the school year.
    • Student and substitute teaching do not count towards the three year requirement
    • As long as the applicant has three years’ experience by the time of their fellowship, Fund for Teachers considers them eligible.
Individuals may apply for up to $5,000 and teams may apply for up to $10,000.  Fellowships should begin after the last day of school in the spring and be completed by the first day of school in the fall, with all fellowship related expenditures made by September 12, 2019.  Go to the link for more details.
Kids in Need Teacher Grants  Open to k-12 grade, the awards range from $100-$500.
Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship  In an effort to help students with the soaring costs of tuition while also contributing to the fine arts establishment, Krylon awards five scholarships to future fine artists and gives ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies:  Five $1,000 Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships complete with a gift package of Krylon Artist Sprays and Adhesives.  In addition, the art program at each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a large gift package of Krylon Artist Sprays and Adhesives.  Krylon Art Supply Gift Pack:  Ten students and their schools will each receive gift packages of Krylon Artist Sprays and Adhesives.  Due May 31, 2018
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 fs23.formsite.com/farraceb/form71/index.html 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 Sept. 29, 2017 
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
NEW:  Sons Of The American Revolution:  Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award
Teacher candidates interested in entering the local SAR Chapter contest must complete the required application and submit a written essay of not less than 1000 words discussing the importance of teaching the American Revolution era. The essay may also describe any extraordinary teaching techniques or innovative projects utilized by the teacher to teach the American Revolution. The contest is aimed at identifying a teacher who is still actively teaching, has taught for at least three years, and who is in the early or middle stages of his or her career, therefore having at least 15 years of productive classroom teaching remaining. 

The program will feature a contest at each of the three educational levels so there will be a winner for the elementary school level, the middle school level and the high school level.  An SAR Chapter may submit a contestant to the state from each school level and the state may hold a contest and select a winner from each school level to submit for the national awards. A state may submit a state winner for each level, or from only one or two educational levels. The national winner from each school level will receive potential benefits worth up to $5,000.00 per winner.  Click on the name link for all the details to this amazing award.  DUE FEBRUARY 10
TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANTS:  Awards grants of up to $5,000 by investing in high school science and math teacher designed projects and making math and science more engaging for their students.  Due twice a year May 1st and October 1st  
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 October 31st 
  • 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.