Check It Out: New Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name:  Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Funded by:  Verizon

Description:  The Verizon Innovative App Challenge provides the opportunity for middle school and high school students, working with a faculty advisor, to use their STEM knowledge, their ingenuity, and their creativity to come up with an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or problem in their school or community. Each of the 10 winning schools (5 middle school and 5 high school teams) will receive $10,000 cash grants plus professional support and training to help them bring their designs to life by building their apps and bringing them to the marketplace. Students on each winning team will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab and be invited to present their developed apps in person—on their new tablets—at the 2013 National Technology Student Association Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. 

Program Areas:  General Education, Math, Science/Environment

Recipients:  Public School, Private School

Proposal Deadline:  1/18/13

Average Amount:  $10,000.00

Availability:  All States
 
 
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Grant Name:  Big Help Grants

Funded by:  National Education Association (NEA) Foundation and Nickelodeon

Description:  The NEA Foundation – Nickelodeon Big Help Grants are available in the form of Student Achievement grants to K-8 public school educators. The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches for addressing four key concerns – environmental awareness, health and wellness, students’ right to a quality public education, and active community involvement. The grants target these four concerns as areas of great promise in helping develop a sense of global awareness in 21st century students that will encourage and enable them to make a difference in their world. Both the NEA Foundation and Nickelodeon are strongly committed to supporting the development of these skills and attributes for America’s students.

Program Areas:  General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients:  Public School, Private School

Proposal Deadline:  2/1/13

Average Amount:  $2,000.00 - $5,000.00

Contact Person:  Jesse Graytock, Grants Manager

Availability:  All States