VEA Wants to Fund Your Classroom Project!
Got an innovative idea you’ve been itching to try with your students but just don’t have the money to make happen? Your Union is ready to help you turn your creativity loose!
Plan out your idea and then apply for a VEA Mini-Grant in any amount up to $500. If you’re selected, you’ll be set to launch your idea to improve student learning. Projects should be student-centered, developmentally appropriate, and aligned with the curriculum. The VEA is proud to support member projects each year through the Mini-Grant program.
Questions? Contact Chastity Urquhart in VEA Teaching & Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-552-9554, ext. 335.
The NEA Foundation offers competitive Learning & Leadership and Student Achievement grants of up to $5,000 for a range of professional development and instructional improvement endeavors. Application deadlines vary by program.
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior intending to pursue a career in education. Dependents of a VEA or a VEA-Retired member are eligible. Applications are now be accepted for 2021. The scholarship criteria and application can be found here. The deadline is May 28, 2021.
The NEA Foundation and the NEA offer a range of awards, including the following:
The NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence
Awarded to a distinguished Association member for “professional practice, advocacy for the profession, community engagement, leadership in professional development and attention to diversity.” Each affiliate of the NEA submits one candidate. Visit the NEA Foundation website for details.
NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards
The NEA’s division of Human and Civil Rights conducts an annual awards program honoring distinguished leaders in education and other settings. Descriptions of award categories are available here. For more, contact NEA Human and Civil Rights at 202-822-7700.