Merit Review Criteria – NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program GRFP

Broader impacts may be accomplished through the research itself, through the activities that are directly related to specific research projects, or through activities that are supported by, but are complementary to, the project. NSF values the advancement of scientific knowledge and activities that contribute to achievement of societally relevant outcomes.

via Merit Review Criteria – NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program GRFP.

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http://www.technologyisforkids.com/
Technology: The power of educational diversity to meet the needs of a diverse population.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program – Fellowships Office – S.F. State University

English Teaching Assistantships. ETAs in over 50 countries assist in teaching conversational English to grade school, high school, or college students. ETAs assist in the classroom and lead conversation for 20+ hours per week. Some host countries prefer applicants who intend to become foreign language teachers; others encourage applicants of all majors, including those who do not speak the host country language. Applicants with more than five years teaching experience should consider other Fulbright programs. See: http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org and http://exchanges.state.gov/education/engteaching/.

via Fulbright U.S. Student Program – Fellowships Office – S.F. State University.

SMART scholars visit D.C. to learn about their new jobs

According to Mr. Bujan, more than 3,000 students applied for the SMART program in 2010, and the science and engineering board accepted the top 50 percent for interviews. Of those 1,500 applicants, 300 made the final cut. Of the 240 who attend this year\’s orientation, 98 will matriculate to three Air Force major commands: AFMC, Air Force Space Command, and Air Combat Command.

via SMART scholars visit D.C. to learn about their new jobs.

TEACH California | Find Financial Aid

Grants

Financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Grants are often based on need.

Federal Pell Grants new browser window icon

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) new browser window icon

Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) new browser window icon

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grants (National SMART Grant) new browser window icon

California Student Aid Commission new browser window icon

Troops to Teachers new browser window icon

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CESaME – Cal Poly > How to Become a Science or Math Teacher – Financial Assistance

STEM Teach Fellows Program- Cal Poly, SLO

For math, science & engineering majors pursuing the teaching credential at Cal Poly. Fellows can receive up to $1,000 in stipends & support for up to 12 future Math & Science teachers! STEM Teach Fellows Program application is due by May 1st to the CESaME Office (building 52-E16). For details, visit the STEM Teach Fellows Program web page.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation 2011 Teaching Fellowships

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) is seeking applicants for Biology, Physical Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellowships. The fellowship supports exceptional individuals who are committed to becoming outstanding high school math and science teachers. KSTF seeks to promote excellence in science and mathematics teaching in United States high schools in order to help maintain our nation’s economic competitiveness and reverse the current national trend of high attrition rates among beginning teachers. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

via CESaME – Cal Poly > How to Become a Science or Math Teacher – Financial Assistance.

Math Scholarships – Scholarships By Major – College Scholarships – Financial Aid – Scholarships.com

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Application Deadlines: January 27, Annually

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly-qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding

via Math Scholarships – Scholarships By Major – College Scholarships – Financial Aid – Scholarships.com.

Math Scholarships – Scholarships By Major – College Scholarships – Financial Aid – Scholarships.com

Each year, the TELACU Education Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to students in California, Texas, Illinois and New York. To apply for a scholarship, download the application from our website

via Math Scholarships – Scholarships By Major – College Scholarships – Financial Aid – Scholarships.com.

Math and Science Teacher Initiative | CSU

CSU campuses have also been successful in acquiring federal grants to supplement the Initiative. For example, 16 campuses have now received National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grants, totaling over $7 million. The Noyce Scholarships provide more than 200 math and science majors interested in teaching with $10,000 stipends for up to two years to support their upper division and credential study.

via Math and Science Teacher Initiative | CSU.

Partnerships | Math and Science Teacher Initiative | CSU

Partnerships

ALEKS

Association for Mathematics Teacher Education (AMTE)

Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)

Bechtel Foundation

California Community Colleges (CCC) and CSU MOU

California Council on Science and Technology (CCST)

California Science Teachers Association

California Space Authority (CSA)

CSU-NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning

Fluor Foundation

International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)

NASA-AMES

NASA Pre-service Teacher Institute

Science Teacher and Researcher

Pre-service Teacher Program (PST)

Teach California

via Partnerships | Math and Science Teacher Initiative | CSU.

CCCApply – Money – BOG Fee Waiver

Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver Application

For eligible California residents, the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver permits enrollment fees to be waived. (Assistance for the purchase of books and supplies must be applied for separately.)

Many California Community Colleges offer online BOG Fee Waiver applications through CCCApply. When you use these online applications, the data you’ve entered in CCCApply will be transferred automatically, making your application much easier and faster.

Based on the college term for which you want financial aid, select the appropriate FAFSA link below.

via CCCApply – Money – BOG Fee Waiver.

Student Aid on the Web

How Much Can A Student Receive?

A National SMART Grant will provide up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study. The amount of the SMART Grant, when combined with a Pell Grant, may not exceed the student’s cost of attendance. In addition, if the number of eligible students is large enough that payment of the full grant amounts would exceed the program appropriation in any fiscal year, then the amount of the grant to each eligible student may be ratably reduced.

Eligible Students

be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;

be Pell Grant-eligible during the same award year;

be enrolled at least half-time;

be in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program (or fifth year of a five-year program);

be pursuing a major in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or a critical foreign language; or non-major single liberal arts programs, and

have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale as of the end of the second award year and continue to maintain a 3.0 GPA that must be checked prior to the beginning of each payment period (e.g., semester).

via Student Aid on the Web.

KSTF Teaching Fellowships | How To Apply

KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among individuals who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education. Fellowships are offered for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.

Applicants should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics or engineering) degree within five years of the start of the fellowship (June 1 of the application year.) An individual who is in the final year of an undergraduate, master’s, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program in a content area may also be eligible. Applicants who have earned a content degree within the last five years and are currently enrolled in a secondary teaching credential program at the time of application, or have completed their secondary credential no earlier than the fall term before the application deadline, are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. At the time of application, applicants do not need to be admitted into a teacher education program. However, successful applicants must be admitted into such a program before the fellowships are awarded in June.

via KSTF Teaching Fellowships | How To Apply.

FACT SHEET: “Help Americans Manage Student Loan Debt” | The White House

Continues to provide help for those already in the workforce. Recent graduates and others in the workforce who are still struggling to pay off their student loans can immediately take advantage of the current income-based repayment plan that caps payments at 15% of the borrower’s discretionary income to help them manage their debt. Currently, more than 36 million Americans have federal student loan debt, but fewer than 450,000 Americans participate in income-based repayment. Millions more may be eligible to reduce their monthly payments to an amount affordable based on income and family size. The Administration is taking steps to make it easier to participate in IBR and continues to reach out to borrowers to let them know about the program .

via FACT SHEET: "Help Americans Manage Student Loan Debt" | The White House.

FACT SHEET: “Help Americans Manage Student Loan Debt” | The White House

Allow borrowers to cap their student loan payments at 10% of discretionary income. In the 2010 State of the Union, the President proposed – and Congress quickly enacted – an improved income-based repayment (IBR) plan, which allows student loan borrowers to cap their monthly payments at 15% of their discretionary income. Beginning July 1, 2014, the IBR plan is scheduled to reduce that limit from 15% to 10% of discretionary income.

via FACT SHEET: "Help Americans Manage Student Loan Debt" | The White House.

Student Aid on the Web

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG. Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.

via Student Aid on the Web.

TEACH California | Decide if Teaching is For You

Is there a need for mathematics teachers?

Mathematics is one of the highest need subject areas in California, and the demand for mathematics teachers has increased because eighth graders will soon be required to take algebra. In order to offer all 8th graders Algebra I, the state might need as many as 1,900 additional middle school algebra teachers (The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2008).

via TEACH California | Decide if Teaching is For You.