Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Deadline: August 11, 2020
Exploratory grants of up to $400,000 with durations of up to two years and strategies grants up to $1.2 million with durations up to three years are awarded. SPrEaD grants up to $2 million with durations of three to five years are awarded. The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program promotes PreK through Grade 12 students’ interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To do this, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase students' awareness of STEM occupations; (2) motivate students to pursue the appropriate education pathways for STEM occupations; and (3) develop disciplinary-based knowledge and practices, or promote critical thinking, reasoning, or communication skills needed for entering STEM workforce sectors. ITEST projects may adopt an interdisciplinary focus on one or more STEM domains or focus on subdiscipline(s) within a domain. ITEST projects must involve students and may also include teachers. ITEST is especially interested in broadening participation of student groups from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM and related education and workforce domains.
Ruby's Rainbow Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: April 19, 2020
Ruby's Rainbow goal for 2020 is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.
Please be sure to read the instructions carefully before filling out the application.
Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarships range between $1,000 and $10,000 and must be utilized in full within one academic year.
Click here for instructions and guidelines for applying.
Email Liz@rubysrainbow.org with any questions.
CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant
Deadline: January 12, 2020
Awards of up to $5,000 will be awarded to help teachers innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement. For the 2018-2019 school year, over 1,300 grant applications were submitted, and 179 grants were awarded based on each project's overall innovation and anticipated a positive impact on student achievement in the classroom.
Looking for additional scholarship opportunities?
For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships, Grants and Financial Resources for Students with Disabilities page.