Arizona Education Association

Winter 2016

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18 ADVOCATE | WINTER 2016 Nell Wilcoxen Scholarship PURPOSE: This AEA Foundation for Teaching & Learning scholarship helps defray tuition costs to pursue a teaching career. ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships are available to AEA members or their immediate family. LIFT Grant PURPOSE: AEA Learning Improvement through Faculty Teams (LIFT) Grants are given for the purpose of enhancing student learning through the collaboration of faculty, who may include support professionals. ELIGIBILITY: Each project must be initiated, implemented, and directed by teams of at least two AEA members. Promise Grant PURPOSE: Promise Grants support members' small projects that are in the spirit of AEA's mission— "Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education"— and address one of AEA's Strategic Objectives. ELIGIBILITY: Each project must be initiated and implemented by an AEA member. Grants may be awarded for a broad range of projects that are designed to further one of the strategic objectives and ultimately improve student learning. Diversity Grant PURPOSE: The AEA Diversity Grant offers opportunities to develop and pursue instructional programs or curriculum that promote diversity, tolerance, and respect for humankind. ELIGIBILITY: The program must be initiated and implemented by an AEA member or team of AEA members. GSA Encouragement Grant PURPOSE: Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Encouragement Grants offer opportunities for Gay- Straight Alliances in Arizona to pursue their mission of improving the school climate for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/ expression. ELIGIBILITY: Each project must be initiated and implemented by an Arizona GSA that is registered with the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network). It is preferred that the club sponsor be an AEA member. National Board Certifi cation Scholarship PURPOSE: The AEA Foundation for Teaching & Learning offers scholarships to teaching professionals who pursue National Board Certifi cation, the highest professional achievement in teaching. Applicants are encouraged to utilize all available fi nancial resources to offset their National Board Certifi cation fees. ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to AEA members (but others can apply) enrolled in at least one of the Arizona K12 Center NBCT programs, have contributed personal funds to program components and submitted an application to the NBPTS. Mary Kay Haviland Angel Fund PURPOSE: The Mary Kay Haviland Angel Fund offers direct assistance to an individual student with educational or personal needs. Grants may be used to purchase items that improve an individual student's school learning or academic performance. ELIGIBILITY: Any school employee may apply on behalf of an individual student, who is under the professional charge of the requesting school employee. Professional Development Grant PURPOSE: The Professional Development Grant is offered to further the teaching profession through leadership development, craft and skill improvement, or collaborative learning with colleagues. ELIGIBILITY: Any full-time teacher or education support professional currently employed in an Arizona K-12 public school. Allen W. Sayler Fine Arts Grant PURPOSE: This grant offers scholarships to develop an appreciation of fi ne arts and to enrich the lives of children by seeking way to support students in music, drama, dance and art. ELIGIBILITY: Any organization or public school employee that offers fi ne arts program opportunities to under- served, public school students in Arizona public school. Open Grants Annual Grants n

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