Stem Educators

February 13, 2019

 

 Dear STEM Educator, Mentor, or Youth Advocate,


We invite you to apply for the Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program, which provides a $3,000 stipend and training to an individual (teacher, scientist, counselor, or mentor) who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underserved students to transition them from conducting scientific or engineering research projects to completing applications to scientific competitions. This year the program has added three new Advocate roles, expanding eligibility for the grant and allowing more experienced teachers and mentors to further expand their student research programs.

Many students doing science research are not aware of the myriad of opportunities that are attainable by submitting their work to competitions. Just completing the rigorous application process can inspire confidence in their scientific abilities and lead them to consider a STEM career. Many competitions provide monetary awards for post-secondary education and can boost a student's chance of acceptance into the college or university of their choice. Too few underrepresented students are presented with these opportunities and often lack the know-how to successfully enter.

For eligibility information and to apply for the Advocate Grant Program, click here. Advocates must already have a formal role with students completing research projects. This program is sponsored by Arconic Foundation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and Regeneron.

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2019

Sincerely,
Caitlin Sullivan — Director of Outreach & Equity Programs
Victor Hall — Senior Specialist for Outreach
Society for Science & the Public
 

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