Grants for New and Returning Teachers


Alamo AFCEAAlamo AFCEA Scholarships & Grants

One of the primary missions of the Alamo Chapter of AFCEA is to promote education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through scholarships and grants. Our purpose is to help alleviate the shortage of people with technical degrees in this country. Every year, the Alamo Chapter allocates a significant portion of our budget to fund these educational programs:

University of Texas at San Antonio CIAS Program
Our Lady of the Lake University
St. Mary's University
Texas A&M University at San Antonio
Texas Civil Air Patrol National Defense Training Academy
AFCEA Education Foundation STEM Teacher Scholarship
Alamo First Robotics
UTSA UTeach Program
Military Education Grants
San Antonio BEST Competition
Science Teaching Tools Grants

In 2018, our intent is to emphasize helping Title I and financially challenged Schools, Teachers and Students in order for them to succeed in technology-based career fields. This year's goal is to give to those who need and deserve the most. If you fall into this category please apply for a scholarship or grant or contact. Vice president of Scholarships and grants at: [email protected]

Learn more about Alamo AFCEA Scholarship and Grants to apply.

STEM Teacher Cohort


The DoSeum is a resource and laboratory for local elementary teachers to bring hands-on STEM learning and inquiry to their classroom instruction. In 2016, our first-ever STEM Educator Cohort, made up of 23 educators from nine school districts, engaged in the program and brought new methods and curriculum to their classrooms while building a strong collegial environment.

Now, The DoSeum is opening the application for its third annual STEM Teacher Cohort class. The DoSeum STEM Teacher Cohort is a year-long professional development opportunity for educators like no other in San Antonio. Cohort members receive over 100 CPE hours, research-based curriculum resources from leading institutions, and new methods for teaching STEM in each educator's unique setting.

Participants transform their method of teaching STEM by implementing units from the Engineering is Elementary® curriculum developed by the Boston Museum of Science. The cohort learns through on-site workshops at The DoSeum, a hands-on, two-week practicum at The DoSeum, and by engaging ongoing with the museum's education staff and a cohort of peers from across the San Antonio area. By the end of the experience, these select elementary teachers are able to apply the new curriculum and pedagogy to students in their local learning environments.

2019 Kids Run the Nation Grant

Road Runners Club of AmericaThe Road Runners Club of America is proud to offer small grants of $500 to $1,000 to youth running programs across the country via the Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund. In 2016, we distributed $40,000 in grant funds among 47 programs serving more than 28,000 children.

The 2018 Kids Run the Nation grant application period has closed. Mark your calendar: the 2019 application period will open May 1, 2019 and close August 1, 2019.

Naiku: Innovative Educator Grants

NaikuInnovative Educator Grants

Naiku's Innovative Educator Grants support K-12 classroom teachers in public or private schools seeking to facilitate differentiated and data-driven instruction within teacher teams and/or personalize learning with learner-centric assessment strategies.

Award Details

  • 30 Teacher Team School Grant awards will be granted
  • Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis through September 30, 2018
  • Awards include professional development and campus subscription to Naiku next generation assessment software valid from time of award through June 30, 2019
  • Teacher teams that wish to use learner-centric common assessments to inform instruction and/or personalize learning for all students are encouraged to apply

Toshiba America Foundation: Project Based Learning Grants

Naiku Grants

Grants for K-5, 6-12!

K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom.

With a Toshiba America Foundation grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.

Grant applications are due on OCTOBER 1st each year.


  • Grants requests of less than $5000: Any time.
  • Grants requests of more than $5000: June 1st and November 1st

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

Charles Butt Scholarship

The $50 million Raising Texas Teachers initiative is designed to support teacher preparation programs in addressing the needs of 21st-century students and encourage Texas' best and brightest to pursue teaching as an important and fulfilling profession. The goals of the program are to:

  • Grow the pool of high-quality applicants entering the teaching profession;
  • Advance teacher preparation by supporting the implementation and expansion of best practices;
  • Elevate the appeal of, and respect for, the teaching profession; and
  • Build a critical mass of effectively prepared, committed, and connected Texas educators who are dedicated to working in high-needs schools and subject areas.

Raising Texas Teachers includes a scholarship for aspiring teachers, consisting of $8,000 in annual funding for up to four years through the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, as well as ongoing training and development opportunities, mentorship from sitting public school educators, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers network facilitated by Raise Your Hand.

SA Zoo

SA Zoo

Teachers, schedule a tour between October and February and apply for the SA Zoo by Sept 1st!

Contact Ms. Kathyn Takow for more information.

SAWS Education Grants

Instructions for applying for 2019 mini grants
will be available in mid-November

Please Note:

  • Mini Grant funds will be available for 3rd grade classes attending the Wet and Wild: Wetland Researchers program at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center only.
  • Mini grant checks will be made out to the school and it is the school's responsibility to pay Mitchell Lake for the tour and programing.
  • It is strongly recommended that you book your trip before applying for the mini grant so that you the information you need to complete the budget detail section of the mini grant application.
  • All schools in the SAWS service area are eligible to apply.
  • Mini grants up to $2000 per school per calendar year are available.
  • Mini grant funds can be used for admission, program costs, transportation and substitute costs.
  • SAWS is in no way obligated to fund any application and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to decline any application.
  • Additional information about Wet and Wild: Wetland Researches and a registration form can be found at the link below:

Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available.

Wet & Wild: Wetland Researchers Program

NSF: Special Programs for K-12 Educators

NSF: Special Programs for K-12 Educators

The following programs provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at this level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.

Kids in Need Foundation

Studies show that teachers spend an average of $500 per year of their own money to help kids whose families just can't afford the required materials. The Kids In Need Foundation's Teacher Grants program is dedicated to empowering educators with direct funding to conduct innovative learning experiences.

NEA Foundation: Grants to Educators

We support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Our goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. We have learned that the best teaching methods come from our greatest assets: educators. That is why, over the last 10 years, we have awarded more than $7.1 million to fund nearly 4,500 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build our knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education we invite all National Education Association (NEA) members to apply for these grants.

Apply OnlineStudent Achievement Grants

Apply OnlineLearning & Leadership Grants

Funding preference will be given to projects that incorporate STEM and/or global learning.

The NEA Foundation also strongly encourages Education Support Professionals to apply for funding in any area.

The Fishman Prize

The Fishman Prize

To be eligible for the Fishman Prize, an applicant must:

  1. Be a current, full-time PK-12 classroom teacher. The teacher, sometimes known as the "teacher of record," is responsible for providing instruction regularly over the course of the current school year, evaluating student performance, and assigning grades and ratings. Eligible teachers may hold other roles simultaneously, as mentors or school administrators, for example.
  2. Teach at a public school (including public charter schools, BIE-operated schools, and tribal schools).
  3. Teach at a school where at least 40 percent of all students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

In addition to meeting the above eligibility requirements, successful candidates must demonstrate:

  1. An extraordinary ability to lead students from all backgrounds to academic excellence in caring classroom communities.
  2. A keen understanding of academic content and effective instructional practice and an ability to articulate it clearly.
  3. A passion for teaching and a deep commitment to advancing the teaching profession.

Applicants do not need to be nominated to be eligible to apply.