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Grants & Scholarships

The MEA/NEA offer grants throughout the year to help our educators build their skills. In addition, the MEA encourages you to apply for other grants from partnering organizations or companies that are committed to enriching the lives of educators and making our public schools great. The following are current grant opportunities:

MEA/NEA Grants

MEA-Retired Anne Sheehan Honor Grant
MEA-Retired sponsors an honor grant through the legacy of Anne Sheehan, a former member of MEA-R. The $1,500 grant can be used by a current, active educator pursuing an advanced degree during the 2017-18 school year. The winner will be announced in May 2017 at the MEA-R Convention.
WHEN: Application Deadline: February 6, 2017
WHO: An MEA/NEA member practicing full-time in Maine and enrolled in a humanities program leading to a graduate degree in the arts, sciences, or education.
HOW: Download the 2017-18 application here

Additional Grants

Adobe: ConnectED Software Grants
As part of the White House's ConnectEd initiative, Adobe is offering creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States. Maximum award: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Echosign, and a range of teacher training resources. Multiple licenses of each software program will be awarded if your school is chosen.
WHEN: Rolling deadline
WHO: K-12 public schools that receive Title I funds
HOW: FMI and to apply:

California Casualty Academic Award
These ongoing $2,500 Academic Awards will go to K-12 public school teachers to assist with out of pocket expenses.
To Apply: 

California Casualty School Lounge Makeover
Revamp and recharge your school lounge with a $7,500 grant.
To Apply:

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation - Teaching Fellows Program
The KSTF Teaching Fellows Program is a comprehensive, five-year professional development program designed to support early-career science and mathematics teachers. You can watch a webinar about the program here.
HOW: FMI and to apply:

MEA Benefits Trust

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