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Grants

Our Commitment to Support Educators

How to apply for Educator Grants

Apply for the following opportunities online by registering as an educator. Once registered, click the Grants link at the top of your dashboard. If you are already registered as an Educator with NSHSS, log in to your dashboard to apply for these opportunities.

NSHSS Leadership Development Educator Grants

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NSHSS is providing two (2) USD $500 grants to educators who are cultivating the next generation of leaders—both student leaders and leading educators. The NSHSS Leadership Development Educator Grants award educators who help fellow teachers achieve professional success and who help students unlock their potential inside and outside of the classroom.
 
Eligibility: Any secondary school teacher currently employed at a public or private secondary school in the United States or internationally.
 
Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their grant funding and will receive instructions regarding W-9 submission. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement.

Closed October 2018 and will reopen Fall 2019

NSHSS Outstanding Service Grants

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NSHSS is providing three (3) USD $1,000 grants to educators who exhibit commitment and passion for serving their students, school and community. Funds may be used toward a service project in which the recipient participates or sponsors.
 
Eligibility: Any secondary school teacher currently employed at a public or private secondary school in the United States or internationally.
 
Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their grant funding and will receive instructions regarding W-9 submission. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement.

Closed November 2018 and will reopen Fall 2019

NSHSS Innovation Educator Grants

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NSHSS is providing three (3) USD $500 grants to educators who are leading innovators in their field. The NSHSS Innovation Educator Grants award educators who actively support the advancement of their profession by utilizing new methods and strategies. Recipients of this grant seek an improved academic experience for both the student and educator. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, field trips or other resources to enhance the delivery of their courses.
 
Eligibility: Any high school teacher currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States or internationally.
 
Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their grant funding and will receive instructions regarding W-9 submission. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement.

Deadline: 11/15/18

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NSHSS Diversity/Rural Development Grants

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NSHSS is providing five (5) USD $1,000 new grants to educators who serve in rural areas and/or diverse student populations. The NSHSS Diversity/Rural Development Grants aim to help develop underserved schools. Applicants should provide their school’s demographics and explain how the funds will directly benefit their students. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, field trips or other resources to enhance the delivery of courses.

Eligibility: Any high school teacher currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States or internationally.
 
Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their grant funding and will receive instructions regarding W-9 submission. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement.
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Deadline: 12/15/18

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NSHSS CHAPTER ADVISOR AWARDS

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NSHSS Chapter Advisors have the opportunity to apply for one of five USD $1,000 awards in recognition of outstanding leadership of their chapters.  The award should be used toward hotel and travel to Scholar’s Day in Washington D.C., August 3-4, 2018, USA.  More information about NSHSS Scholar’s Day can be found here:

Events

 

Requirements include your interest and availability to attend Scholar’s Day in Washington D.C., on August 3-4, 2018, in August; personal statement discussing how as a NSHSS Chapter Advisor, you motivate, empower and lead your chapter members; brief description of your philosophy of advising and steering young leaders in a short statement OR a brief statement of why you have been motivated to become an NSHSS chapter advisor; principal or headmaster recommendation; resume; headshot; and any supplemental materials, such as: photos, flyers, video links, or other relevant material highlighting your chapter and leadership.

To apply: Register as an Educator if you have not previously registered on the NSHSS website. Click the Grants link on your dashboard after you log in as an NSHSS Educator.  If you are already registered as an Educator with NSHSS, log in to your dashboard to apply. 

Eligibility: Must be a current NSHSS Chapter Advisor. 

2019 Deadline TBA

NSHSS STEAM Educator Grant

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NSHSS is providing five (5) USD $1,000 grants to enhance STEAM-related activities, innovation, and classroom excellence for teachers in a STEAM field. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, field trips or other resources to enhance the delivery of their courses. NSHSS educators are eligible to receive one NSHSS grant per academic year.

Eligibility: Any high school STEAM teacher currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States or internationally.

Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their grant funding and will receive instructions regarding W-9 submission. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement. 

2019 Deadline TBA

Congratulations to our 2018 NSHSS STEAM Educator Grant Recipients:

  • Christine Ho, Science Educator, St. Paul’s School (Lam Tin), Hong Kong, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
  • Kat Hustedde, Art Educator, Homestead High School, Mesquon, WI
  • Gregory Lakey, Accelerated Integrated Mathematics Educator, Environmental Charter High School, Lawndale, CA
  • Cindy McLinn, IBCP Coordinator/Educator, Saint Joan Antida High School, Milwaukee, WI
  • Julie Olson, Science Educator, Mitchell High School, Mitchell, SD

NSHSS IB Teacher Grants

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USD $500 grants open to teachers in International Baccalaureate programs. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, field trips or other resources to enhance the delivery of International Baccalaureate courses. NSHSS educators are eligible to receive one NSHSS grant per academic year.

Eligibility: Any secondary school educator teaching an International Baccalaureate Diploma course in any field.

Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their grant funding. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement. The W-9 form can be accessed using the following link: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

Application available: Fall 2018

Deadline: 01/15/19

Read about how the 2017 recipients used this grant

Congratulations to our 2017 IB Grant Recipients:

  • Mircea Arsenie, IB Environmental Systems and Societies, Carl Schurz High School, Chicago, IL
  • Justin Barleben, IB Chemistry, Archbishop Walsh Academy, Olean, NY
  • Kevin Behmer, IB Computer Science, Ann Arbor Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Pamela Booth, IB Language and Literature, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA
  • Elizabeth Braganza, IB Language and Literature, Eastern Senior High School, Washington, D.C.
  • Michelle Collette, IB Film, Harding High School, Saint Paul, MN
  • Kimberly Dennis, IB Language and Literature, San Gabriel Mission High School, San Gabriel, CA
  • Aaron Greenall, IB Design Technology, St. Andrews School, Savannah, GA
  • Amber Greene, IB History, Westlake High School, Westlake, OH
  • Seth Guinals-Kupperman, IB Physics, The Brooklyn Latin School, Brooklyn, NY
  • Lois Housler, IB Biology, Archbishop Walsh Academy, Olean, NY
  • Euan Hunter, IB Chemistry, Vanguard High School, Ocala, FL
  • Danielle Michel, IB Theory of Knowledge, Archbishop Walsh Academy, Olean, NY
  • Tiffany Oliver, IB Biology, Robinson High School, Tampa, FL
  • Candace Printz, IB Visual Arts, El Dorado High School, El Paso, TX
  • Margery Ricards, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, Rio Mesa High School, Oxnard, CA
  • Rachel Sawyer, IB Math Studies, East Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NC
  • Annette Spahr, IB Language and LiteratureHarrisburg Academy, Wormleysburg, PA
  • Rebecca Tanaka, IB Diploma Programme Coordinator /IB French, Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, Forest Park, IL
  • Lorie Xikes, IB Biology, Riverdale High School, Fort Myers, FL

Congratulations to our 2016 IB Grant Recipients:

  • Ricardo Alonso, IB Mathematics, Lincoln High School, Portland, OR
  • Ashleigh Apostolovski, IB Mathematics, Northville High School, Northville, MI
  • Tony Babecka, DP Music, Josiah Quincy Upper School, Boston, MA
  • Shari Brady, DP Biology, Parkland Magnet High School, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Laura Burlingame, IB Literature, Archbishop Walsh: Southern Tier Catholic School, Olean, NY
  • Andy Gever, DP Spanish, Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy, St. Thomas, VI
  • Melissa Handy, IB Computer Science, Le Jardin Academy, Kailua, HI
  • Jamie Incorvia, IB Language & Literature, Cleveland High School, Portland, OR
  • Tashi Langton, IB Biology, Henry Foss IB World School, Tacoma, WA
  • Jason Law, IB Physics, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON
  • Lorelei MacBeth, DP Visual Arts, Amundsen High School, Chicago, IL
  • Mark Miazga, IB English, Baltimore City College High School, Baltimore, MD
  • Leslie Robbins, IB Biology, Vincentian Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mark Rogers, IB Mathematics, Meridian School, Round Rock, TX
  • Tania Romero, IB Film, Anderson High School, Austin, TX
  • Brandy Rood, IB Theatre, Humble High School, Humble, TX
  • Raymond Scheetz, IB History of the Americas, Franklin High School, Franklin, TN
  • Janet Tombre, IB Language & Literature, East Grand Rapids High School, East Grand Rapids, MI
  • Cheryl Wolfe, IB Language & Literature, Navajo Preparatory School, Farmington, NM

Congratulations to our 2015 IB Grant Recipients:

  • Lisa Albrich, IB Spanish Teacher, Eugene International High School at Sheldon, Eugene, OR
  • Frederic Allamel, IB French and Anthropology Teacher, International School of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
  • Patrice De la Ossa, IB Psychology Teacher, Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA
  • Roger Eller, IB Chemistry Teacher, Henry Foss High School in Tacoma, WA
  • Jessica Fessenden, IB Theory of Knowledge Teacher, Samuel W. Wolfson High School, Jacksonville, FL
  • Angela Hayes, IB Art Teacher, Prosser Career Academy, Chicago, IL
  • Vanessa Hughes, IB English Teacher, Cleveland High School, Portland, OR
  • Shalimar Manwani, IB Spanish Teacher, Shortridge International Baccalaureate High School, Indianapolis, IN
  • Tabitha McAfee, IB Math Studies Teacher, Gresham High School, Troutdale, OR
  • Michael McCauley, IB English Teacher, Millard North High School, Omaha, NE
  • Camilla Walck, IB Biology Teacher, Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach, VA

NSHSS Educational Conference Registration Grants

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NSHSS is providing five USD $1,000 grants to be used during 2018 to help defray costs of educational conference registration, travel, and accommodations. NSHSS educators are eligible to receive one NSHSS grant per academic year.

Eligibility: Any high school teacher or counselor currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States or internationally. 

Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their grant funding. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement. The W-9 form can be accessed using the following link: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

Deadline: January 2019

Congratulations to our 2018 Conference Grant Recipients:

  • Scott Dudley, TASIS England, Surrey, England
  • Hattie Maguire, Novi High School, Novi, MI
  • Jennifer Maletz, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA
  • Dezirah Remington, Dufur School, Dufur, OR
  • Ana Tijerina, William Howard Taft High School, San Antonio, TX

Congratulations to our 2017 Conference Grant Recipients:

  • Yvonne Espinoza, Garza Independence High School, Austin, TX
  • Kristin Gregory, West Geauga High School, Chesterland, OH
  • Jennifer Hunter, Rising Sun High School, North East, MD
  • Genevieve Maignan, Calvin Coolidge High School, Washington, DC
  • Seamus O'Connor, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA

Congratulations to our 2016 Conference Grant Recipients:

  • Helen Lindsay, Garfield Heights High School, Garfield Heights, OH
  • Paul Orbe, Academy for Enrichment and Advancement – Union City High School, Union City, NJ
  • Dominie Wilhite, Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley, CA

Congratulations to our 2015 Conference Grant Recipients:

  • Ronald Brandt, University High School, Tolleson, AZ
  • Raul Garcia, West Orange High School, West Orange, NJ
  • Daniel Goman, Explorations Academy, Bronx, NY

NSHSS-DECA Chapter Advisor Grants

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In partnership with DECA, NSHSS has established a Claes Nobel DECA Advisor Leadership Award to recognize the outstanding contributions of DECA advisors who consistently demonstrate their commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. Two awards of USD $1,000 will be presented to DECA Advisors at the DECA International Career Conference, April 21-24, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Application requires a resume, personal statement, principal’s recommendation, and photo. NSHSS educators are eligible to receive one NSHSS grant per academic year.

Eligibility: Active DECA Advisors currently offering direct instruction at a public or private school in the United States or abroad. 

Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their grant funding. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement. The W-9 form can be accessed using the following link: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

Application available: Fall 2018

Deadline: January 2019

Congratulations to our 2018 NSHSS-DECA Chapter Advisor Grant Recipients:

  • Justin Staub, Downingtown STEM Academy, Downingtown, PA
  • Jessica Tillman, Belt Public School, Belt, MT

Congratulations to our 2017 DECA Chapter Advisor Grant Recipients:

  • Karen Mendez, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Kellen Scott, South County High School, Lorton, VA

Congratulations to our 2016 DECA Chapter Advisor Grant Recipients:

  • Joshua Dumas, Maplewood Comprehensive High School, Nashville, TN
  • Andrea Weishaar, Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH

Congratulations to our 2015 DECA Chapter Advisor Grant Recipients:

  • Michelle Camp, DECA Advisor, Maumelle High School, Maumelle, Arkansas
  • Troy Davis, DECA Advisor, Yorktown High School, Yorktown, Indiana