Grant and Award Opportunities

Current Open Grant Opportunities

Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow

Samsung and its partners' sponsor an annual contest to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, a key academic challenge in our country. Samsung is challenging teachers to, “Show how STEM can be applied to help improve your local community." Up to 255 teachers will be chosen to create their vision for this program, and then 51 teachers will be chosen to have their classes create videos addressing the challenge. These 51 teachers’ schools will win an estimate of $20,000* in technology grants. The top 15 videos will be voted on by consumers, select Samsung employees, and a panel of education experts. Five National Finalists will be invited to celebrate at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Click here to see last year's contestants.

Submission deadline TBA for 2015

General Grant and Funding Information

National Environmental Education Foundation

NEEF and Samsung are partnering to celebrate those innovative schools from across the country that have used energy efficiency to enhance education, reduce environmental impacts and generate cost savings. The $10,000 Sustainable Energy Award will be presented to the top three high schools that can demonstrate how they have engaged students and teachers in school-wide energy savings through the creative and innovative use of technology. Their achievement will be showcased as models for other schools looking to take on this challenge. The national Sustainable Energy Award is made possible through the generous support of Samsung Electronics America.
Click here for ongoing funding opportunities available to teachers and students.

National Education Association (NEA)

Funding for professional development for educators and student projects! Throughout the year, the NEA Foundation awards close to 200 grants to support educators' efforts to close the achievement gaps, develop creative learning opportunities for students, and enhance their own professional development. There are two primary grant categories open to public education professionals: Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants.

Click here: Applications for both can be completed online. Applications due Feb 1 for April 15 funding, June 1 for Sept 15 funding, or October 15 for late year funding.






Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is the premier environmental sustainability competition for grades K-12. Through project-based learning, students learn about science and conservation while creating solutions that impact their planet. Up until March 4, 2014, teams from across the country were challenged to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their local communities. To date nearly 100,000 students have participated. Give your students the opportunity, tools and inspiration to make a difference and become agents for change. Click here for more details or to enter.

Submission Deadline: TBA, 2015

Christopher Columbus Awards

Open to all middle school students, a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program in which student teams identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution.

Eight 2014 finalist teams and coaches received an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World® to attend National Championship Week, compete for cash prizes and the $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant.

Submission Deadline: TBA, 2015.

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