Grants & Scholarships
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EDUCATORS
CAP is not conducting an educator member grant program at this time, but would like to share three alliance organizational grant/scholarship programs which we endorse:
1- The Air & Space Forces Association (AFA), CAP's partner in aerospace/STEM education, works to try to assist K-12th grade educators perpetuate aerospace/STEM education programs/projects with an annual $599 competitive grant program. The application dates are from September 1st- December 15th each year. Grant recipients are announced in February. Find info HERE.
Teacher of the Year AWARD: Find an AFA chapter to assist in the classroom and help with a nomination for the AFA Teacher of the Year program (at the chapter level, which comes with a $250 award; at the state level, which comes with a $500 award; and at the national level, which comes with a $3,000, $2,000, or $1,000 award). Nominations should be submitted by February 15 to the closest AFA chapter.
AFA STEM Education Programs: K-12 CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Program and 9-12 StellarXplorers, the National High School Space Challenge.
2- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) also has an AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program for K-12 educators who are AIAA educator members. The application dates are from the end of June until the end of September. Grant recipients are announced in December. Find info HERE.
K-12 Aerospace Micro Lessons: About 100 lessons found HERE.
$5,000 award to the educator; $5,000 award to the educator’s school or organization; trip to Washington, DC to be honored at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala; crystal apple presented to the educator at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala; Free access to Challenger Center’s STEM education programs; Opportunity to attend a future space launch experience
3- The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has an AOPA teacher Flight Training Scholarship program. Eligibility involves being an AOPA Member, as well as a full-time employee of a school or school system teaching the free AOPA High School Aviation STEM Curriculum. The application dates are from January 1-March 1.
Other sites, below, may help locate other educator grants. Use personal discernment before going to any site: