Teacher Grants

Teachers: Apply for October/November grants now

October deadlines
10/12 Inspired Educator Grant (see below) for SPPS teachers only
10/15 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education (general)
10/15 NEA Foundation: Student achievement and professional development
10/31 Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant

November deadlines
11/1 Education Minnesota: Education Support Professionals -- Professional Development Grant
11/1 Education Minnesota: National Board Certified Teachers Scholarship
11/6 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): multiple grants
11/12 Give to the Max Day: online fundraising
11/18 Air Force Association: Aerospace Education
11/30 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA): multiple awards

Later deadlines
1/12/16 CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant

Teachers: Inspired Educator Grant applications due MONDAY, Oct. 12
The goal of the Inspired Educator Grant program is: 1. To enrich and broaden educational experiences for students through projects that employ critical thinking, problem solving, and artistry; and 2. To give teachers an opportunity to implement creativity and innovation in their teaching practices that otherwise would not be available. The Inspired Educator Grant is offered through the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and is available only to SPPS teachers. A video, links to guidelines and the grant application form is available here. The application is due via email by Monday, Oct. 12.

Join the SPPS Grants Facebook group
Join the “SPPS Grants” Facebook page for up-to-the-minute advice, deadlines, answers to questions and other fascinating repartee. Facebook isn’t accessible from district computers; however, many SPPS teachers use Facebook, so join the group and stay connected.

Teachers: Apply for scholarship from Saint Paul Retired Teachers, Inc.
Saint Paul Retired Teachers, Inc. (SPRTI) is offering 10 scholarships, worth $3,000 each, for the 2015-16 school year. The award is available for licensed, tenured staff enrolled in a graduate program this school year. To access the application, visit http:staff.spps.org/scholarships.

The application deadline is Jan. 29. Email applications to Deirdre Hagstrom at rdlkhagstr@msn.com. Scholarship winners will be notified in March.