Association members are encouraged to apply for up to $500 to support innovative classroom projects and instructional practices that foster student growth. Proposed activities should be student-centered, developmentally appropriate, and aligned with the curriculum. The application process is digital.
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.
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.