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Grants & Scholarships


The MEA/NEA offer grants throughout the year to help our educators build their skills. In addition, the MEA encourages you to apply for other grants from partnering organizations or companies that are committed to enriching the lives of educators and making our public schools great. The following are current grant opportunities:

MEA/NEA Grants

Members are Leaders Grants
MEA will award $1,000 in grants up to $500 each to local associations to: enhance the quality of education in public schools, equalize educational opportunities for students in public education; support professional development of members; and encourage participation in local association activities.
WHEN: January 6, 2017
WHO: MEA Local Associations
HOW:
Download the application

Human, Civil Rights, and Cultural Affairs Grants
MEA will award up to $1,000 in grants for local associations to: enhance the quality of education in public schools, equalize educational opportunities for students in public education, support Human, Civil Rights and Cultural Affairs development of members/students; encourage participation in local association activities; enhance, broaden, or improve HCR issues in public schools.
WHEN: January 6, 2017
WHO: MEA Local Associations
HOW:
Download the application

Leroy Lambert Political Action Grant
MEA will award up to $200 to local associations to develop and implement a political action program in their schools/community that: aid in the election of friends of education to local office; serve as innovative models to other MEA affiliates; increase membership involvement and participation in the educator political action process at the local level.
WHEN: January 6, 2017
WHO: MEA Local Associations
HOW:
Download the application

MEA-Retired Anne Sheehan Honor Grant
MEA-Retired sponsors an honor grant through the legacy of Anne Sheehan, a former member of MEA-R. The $1,500 grant can be used by a current, active educator pursuing an advanced degree during the 2017-18 school year. The winner will be announced in May 2017 at the MEA-R Convention.
WHEN: February 6, 2017
WHO: An MEA/NEA member practicing full-time in Maine and enrolled in a humanities program leading to a graduate degree in the arts, sciences, or education.
HOW: Download the 2017-18 application here

NEA Foundation Leadership and Learning Grants
Learning & Leadership Grants support National Education Association (NEA) members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:

  • Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research
  • Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.

WHEN: Oct. 15, 2016
WHO: MEA/NEA members
HOW: Apply here

Additional Grants

Adobe: ConnectED Software Grants
As part of the White House's ConnectEd initiative, Adobe is offering creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States. Maximum award: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Echosign, and a range of teacher training resources. Multiple licenses of each software program will be awarded if your school is chosen.
WHEN: Rolling deadline
WHO: K-12 public schools that receive Title I funds
HOW: FMI and to apply: http://edex.adobe.com/connected/faq

California Casualty Academic Award
These ongoing $2,500 Academic Awards will go to K-12 public school teachers to assist with out of pocket expenses.
To Apply: http://www.calcasacademicaward.com 

California Casualty School Lounge Makeover
Revamp and recharge your school lounge with a $7,500 grant.
To Apply: www.schoolloungemakeover.com

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation - Teaching Fellows Program
The KSTF Teaching Fellows Program is a comprehensive, five-year professional development program designed to support early-career science and mathematics teachers. You can watch a webinar about the program here.
HOW: FMI and to apply: http://www.kstf.org/fellowships


MEA Benefits Trust

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