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Members - Scholarships, Awards, Grants & Contests


There are many benefits of being a KEA member, including eligibility for scholarships, awards and grants sponsored by KEA, NEA and its partners.  Read on to see how KEA can help you grow in your profession and support you in your classroom or work site.   

Scholarships:

Each year, KEA and its affiliates fund scholarships for Active teacher members, Active ESP members, and members of the KEA Aspiring Educators.  Available scholarships are listed below. 

KEA President's Scholarships - These scholarships are awarded annually to Active certified and ESP members in each KEA governance district.  Funds are available to support members seeking a rank change (to Rank II (Master's) or to Rank 1 (hours beyond Master's)), or for those seeking National Board certification.  Continuing education scholarships are also available to ESP members.  Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, February 14, 2020.

Representative Paul Mason Memorial Scholarship - Active or Retired ESP members, their children or grandchildren are eligible to apply.  This scholarship is named after Rep. Mason, who used his time in the Kentucky House to champion the cause of those less fortunate.  The scholarship will be awarded annually at the KESPA pre-delegate caucus, which usually occurs in March.  Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, February 14, 2020.

Marvin Dodson-Carl Perkins Scholarships - Deadline is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, February 14, 2020.

KEA Ethnic Minority Scholarships - Deadline is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, October 18, 2019.

Awards:
Lucy Harth Smith – Atwood S. Wilson Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education - Deadline is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, November 22, 2019.

Teacher of the Year - Deadline is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, February 14, 2020.

ESP of the Year - Deadline is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, February 14, 2020.

 

Grants:
KEA Student Program chapters - CREATE Grant - Deadline has passed. No additional applications will be accepted.

Read Across America Grant  - Deadline is Monday, September 16, 2019.

California Casualty School Lounge Makeover - a $7,500 value - entries are accepted all year.

California Casualty $200 Help Your Classroom monthly grants - entries are accepted each month.

Contests:

Lesson Plan Contest - Deadline is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, February 14, 2020.

Students in the Commonwealth of Kentucky - KEA Student  Art Contest - #DIFFERENCEMAKERSDeadline has passed. No additional applications will be accepted.


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