AFCEA Alaska’s Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Grant Program
This program is a combined effort between the AFCEA Alaska Chapter and the AFCEA Educational Foundation and is made possible through the generous donations of corporate sponsors. The purpose is to promote effective STEM teaching and to enhance the abilities of capable STEM teachers in K-12 schools in Alaska. The grant is intended to provide $1,000 for an elementary, middle, or high school STEM teacher for the purpose of augmenting STEM activities for their students.
- The AFCEA Alaska board will select deserving elementary, middle and/or high school STEM teachers from within Alaska. This will include $1,000 grants to the Anchorage School District, the Mat-Su Borough District, private or charter schools, and small schools in rural communities. Teachers working in schools which are poorly supported and/or with economically disadvantaged students will receive favorable consideration.
- Selection will be based on the teacher’s potential to use the funds well and financial need. The method of selection will be at the discretion of the chapter board. This award is not renewable to the same teacher or school for the following fiscal year.
2018 STEM Grant Timeline
- Submission period: 13 November 2017 – 1 March 2018
- Selection and notifications will be completed by 30 April 2018
- Checks will be presented directly to the teachers, in their classrooms; dates will be coordinated as best fits the teachers schedule
Application Procedures for 2018
The grant selection will be for the 2018/2019 school year
- Grant applications will be submitted electronically. Please have the following information prior to beginning the application:
- Name of the school, address (mailing required/physical optional), and phone number
- Teacher’s name, email
- Grade level(s)
- How the funds will be used
- Number of students impacted
- Grant educational impact
- Your school’s logo will also need to be uploaded during the application process
- The funds will be presented by a chapter representative directly to the selected teacher(s) during the school year and then spent by the teacher(s) for such items or activities as consumable supplies, hardware, software, SMART boards, projectors or other equipment. Grants can also be used to fund extra-curricular activities sponsored by STEM teachers such as robotics clubs, math clubs, etc.
- Grant awardees will be asked to provide a write-up of how they used the funds along with any photographs of students using the materials or equipment, if possible.