There is no doubt about it; our public education system lacks funding. This often results in poor teaching resources and could quickly translate into a low-quality education if we aren’t careful. Thankfully, there are teaching grants. These free money gifts are available to teachers, professors and organizations within the educational system to give financial support for a variety of projects that extend the quality of teaching and learning here in the US.
There are hundreds of teaching grants available across Translation Companies UK the US. These grants are meant to fund teaching resources, learning resources, and educational projects that simply do not fit into the school or program budget. The amount that you are awarded will be based on your unique needs and the teaching grant fund that you apply to. It is best to apply to various grants at once to improve your chances of being approved for one.
Below are just some of the current teaching grants available.
Howery Teaching Enhancement Grant
The Howery Teaching Enhancement Grant is offered through the American Sociological Association (ASA) Small Grants Program. It is available to an individual, program, department or committee of a state/regional association to help study learning methods and applications to encourage communication, self-reflection and peer review. You must be a member of ASA to be eligible for this grant. Grants are awarded based on teaching needs but will not exceed $1,000.
Environmental Education Grants
The Environmental Education Grants Program is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This teaching grant provides funds to schools, committees and programs to implement projects that increase public awareness about environmental issues. Grant priority is given to teacher training, education reform, or health initiatives that help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. Most of these grants range from $15,000 to $25,000.
Music Teaching Grants
Music programs in the public school system are notoriously underfunded. If your school is in need of funding to purchase new instruments or music books there are teaching grants available to you. Several foundations in the U.S. regularly offer financial aid to deserving schools and music teachers. They are listed below:
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. This teaching grant provides funding to established school music programs that can demonstrate financial needs. The money awarded can be used towards repairing instruments and purchasing new ones.
Mockingbird Foundation. This teaching grant provides money for musical education programs directed towards children. Grants are awarded to schools, community centers, workshops, camps and scholarship programs.
Cultural Teaching Grants
There are a variety of teaching grants available to school departments and programs that study particular cultures. For example, The Association for Asian Studies offers teaching grants for Japanese studies and Korean studies, amongst others.
To find out more about which teaching grants you qualify for and for a complete list of grants apply for your free grant kit today.
Post-secondary education is expensive. Whether students attend community colleges or prestigious Ivy League schools, they almost always wind up with accrued student loan debt that has to be paid off when they graduate. The government funded Pell Grant is a financial aid program to help minimize the debt load that students incur throughout their college years. The grant money is awarded on a needs-basis to low-income undergraduate and some post-graduate students, enabling them to afford an education they might otherwise not be able to.
There are a number of requirements that you must meet in order to be eligible to receive this Pell Grant. You must:
Be a U.S. citizen
Have a high school diploma or GED
Be enrolled in fulltime studies at an accredited post-secondary institution
Be able to demonstrate financial need
Furthermore, applicants must not have received their first bachelor’s degree; or if they have, they must be enrolled in a graduate program for teacher certification or licensing.
Because the Pell Grant is awarded based on financial need, the federal government has devised a standard formula used to establish whether the student fits into the government’s idea of low-income. The equation factors in the student’s income and assets (if the student is independent); the parents’ income and assets (if the student is dependent); the household size; and the number of family members attending post-secondary institutions.
The amount awarded to Pell Grant recipients is also determined on a case-by-case basis. Factors contributing to the amount of money you receive include the student’s expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of tuition; and the student’s enrollment status (part-time or full-time studies). While each year the Pell Grant award amount increases, even if marginally, for the 2009-2010 school year the maximum amount of money awarded to each student was $5,350. This money can be used to pay tuition fees, books and materials, and living expenses.
Once you have been approved for a Pell Grant you will receive a letter in the mail indicating how your money will be delivered. Usually your school will either credit the Pell Grant to your student account, pay you directly (usually by check) or use a combination of the two. According to the Pell Grant guidelines, students must receive a portion of their grant at least once per term, or twice in the academic year.
Applicants may receive only one Pell Grant in an award year and may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. To apply to this grant program, students can visit their high school guidance offices or fill out the online application. Students must apply for aid by the end of June to be eligible for aid in the upcoming school year.
Order your free grant kit today to learn more about Pell Grants along with other low-income grants for which you that you could be eligible.