The NEA Foundation provides Student Achievement Grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The purpose of the Student Achievement Grant is to address students' critical thinking and problem solving skills. The project should focus on deepening student knowledge and habits of inquiry and not on acquiring materials. Funds may be used for:
The majority of funds must be used for materials or educational experiences for children. Funds may also be used to support the professional development that is necessary to implement projects. Preference is given to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects.
Grant funds cannot be used to pay indirect costs, grant administration fees, salaries, applicant stipends, conference fees for more than one person, or lobbying or religious purposes. Funds may not be used to:
Grants are available to current members of the National Education Association who are educators in public schools or public institutions of higher education. We especially encourage education support professionals to apply. Education support professionals can be classified as: para-educators, school bus drivers, maintenance and custodial staff, food services staff, school nurses and student services workers, clerical and office assistants, school security officers, and technicians.