Grants & Scholarships

Financial help for professional development

  • Grant Writing Tutorial - The NEA Foundation's grant writing tutorial walks you through what you should include in a great grant proposal. Take the time to review this resource. It may move your grant from the bottom of the stack to the top of the list. 
  • Tuition Grant for probationary teachers - Thanks to funding from Reliant Financial Services, MNEA members who are probationary teachers in their first five years of teaching can receive a $500 tuition grant toward the cost of a three-hour graduate course.  
  • Tuition Grant for ESP - Thanks to funding from Reliant Financial Services, MNEA members who are education support professionals can receive a $500 tuition grant toward the cost of a three-hour course.   
  • NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education - Learning & Leadership grants provide opportunities for teachers and education support professionals to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. Application deadlines are Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 15.
  • Student loan information 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness    
  • Teacher Tuition Assistance Programs and Scholarships 

  • Grants for the classroom
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    • CenturyLink technology grant program - The Teachers and Technology Project supports innovative classroom projects through funding from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation. Teachers can receive up to $5,000 for technology to benefit students in their classrooms. 
    • California Casualty Arts & Music Grant - Apply for a grant to help fund your high school arts and music programs, sponsored by California Casualty. Grants of $250 or more are awarded each year.
    • California Casualty Academic Award – Enter to win $2,500 to help pay for out-of-pocket school supplies and instructional materials. DonorsChoose.org makes it easy to help classrooms in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests that could be as simple as pencils or calculators to equipment for robotics. Then, the public donotes money to the project. If the project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org sends the needed materials to the school. 
    • NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education - Hundreds of grants of up to $5,000 are awarded each year to fund your big ideas related to classroom innovations, the fine arts or professional development. Applications are accepted on a year-round ongoing basis.
    • NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants - The NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve student's habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Application deadlines are Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 15.                  
    • Missouri State Parks Bus Grant - Would you like to take students on a field trip to one of Missouri's state parks. Apply for the MSP Bus Grant for a chance to win $500 to cover travel expenses. Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2020 
    • Toshiba Grant for Schools - Teach Science and math with 3D design and 3D printing - Toshiba America Foundation believes science and mathematics are exciting fields in which all students can succeed with the proper tools and instruction, and funds schools $5,000 or more to purchase 3D design and printing equipment. 
    • NEA. org - Links to grants and awards available on the Web.
    • Student-Centered Advocacy Grant - NEA’s Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy Department will be awarding grants to affiliates to design and implement student-centered initiatives through collective bargaining or other forms of advocacy.
    • Hope Fund - Through its Humanitarian Outreach Project for Education Fund (HOPE), Missouri NEA assists students and schools in financial need.

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    Miscellaneous Grants

    • Public Relations Grants  - Local associations across the state have the opportunity to implement their ideas for spreading good news about public education with a little financial boost from Missouri NEA.
    • MNEA Organizing Grant - The Missouri NEA Organizing grant is available to MNEA local leaders who need a little extra cash for Local Association organizing efforts. Contact your UniServ Director for more information.
    • The School Funding Center - Sign up for a newsletter filled with grant sources, tips on grant writing, best sources for programs & materials, top Web sites and —best of all—it's absolutely free.

     

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