In honor of Dorothy Stout, the first female president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), and her outstanding work and lifelong dedication to earth science education, NAGT awards professional development grants to K–12 teachers to support participation in earth science classes or workshops and field trips, attendance at professional scientific or science education meetings, and purchase of classroom materials.
Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program, sponsored by Voya Financial, provides grants to K–12 educators using new methods and techniques that improve learning. Each year 100 educators are selected to receive a grant to help fund their innovative class projects.
Since 2008 more than 600 high school chemistry teachers have received ACS–Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants from the American Chemical Society to support ideas that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry.
The World Historian Student Essay Competition, sponsored by the World History Association (WHA), is open to K–12 students enrolled in public, private, and parochial schools, and those in home-study programs. Each competitor will submit an essay that addresses the issue: In what way has the study of world history affected my understanding of the world in which I live?
The Science Without Borders Challengeengages students around the world in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The challenge is sponsored by the Khaled bin Sultan Living OceansFoundation to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.