Grants, Funding & Awards

15-Year-Old Florida Girl Wins Young Scientist Challenge

Hannah Herbst, a 15-year-old grade 9 student from Florida Atlantic University High School, has been awarded the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" and a cash prize of $25,000 for winning the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

Edco Debuts New Fundraising Tools for Teachers, Students

Edco, provider of an online fundraising platform for school clubs and teams, has launched a new suite of tools for teachers and students.

Brown Wins $1.5 Million To Improve K-12 Math and Game Development Curriculum

Brown University has landed a $1.5-million three-year grant to improve a curriculum designed to help students in middle and high school learn algebra concepts by creating video games.

Researchers Get Big Grant To Study School Vouchers and More

A three-year, million-dollar research project in Indiana will examine the impact of that state's decision to fund public, private and charter educational options for its K-12 students

Tennessee ED To Share in $4.99 Million Grant To Improve Teacher Evaluations

A coalition of education institutions has won a five-year $4.99 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences to look into how state school systems can drive instructional improvement with teacher evaluations.

Middle Schoolers Recognized for STEM Projects

Along with the individual prizes, Broadcom MASTERS will present each finalist's school with $1,000 to use on STEM activities and give science teachers a subscription to Science News magazine.

$50,000 2016 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Opens to the Public

Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."

Solomon Schechter School to Establish $1 Million K-8 STEAM Center

The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan is establishing a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) center for its K-8 students using a $1 million gift.

Performance Bonuses for Teachers Can Perk Up Student Outcomes

Paying performance bonuses to teachers works — at least a little bit. However, figuring out who really deserves bonuses within the school or district is challenging. Those are two early findings from a project examining the impact of pay-for-performance among educators.

College Abacus Launches College Search Tool Aimed at Low-Income Students

College Abacus has launched a new tool, Pell Abacus, designed to help streamline the college search for low-income students likely to be eligible for Pell Grants.