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J. Kevin Scanlon Award for the Promotion of Science

Award to a Pennsylvania, Ohio, or West Virginia
Educator for Contributions to Science Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP)

Deadline Date:

04/02/18

Description:

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Award of $1,500 to a Pennsylvania, Ohio, or West Virginia individual educator to recognize outstanding efforts in promoting science education within the funding source’s service area. This award is intended for an educator who voluntarily goes above and beyond their classroom duties to improve science education for their students.

The awardee will receive a plaque and a cash prize that may be used for a science education undertaking of his or her own choosing.

Selection Criteria:

1) Encouraging students to participate in science-related activities such as science fairs, attendance at science lectures and lecture demonstration programs, active membership in science clubs or science olympiads, presentation of research/educational papers at meetings, enrollment in science classes outside his/her school environment, mentoring other students in science-related courses, or other student activities that, in your opinion, would qualify him/her for this award.

2) Promoting science in the public arena by enrollment in advanced science or science education classes, attendance at science workshops, initiation, active participation and/or leadership roles in workshops for other science teachers, presentation of science education papers at local, regional, national or international science/education meetings or conferences, active participation in local, regional, state, national or international science/science education organizations, publication of papers or books, or other activities that, in your opinion, would qualify him/her for this award.

3) Undertaking mentoring responsibilities for students, other teachers and/or members of the general public as they relate to science education.

4) Accepting mentoring from others who have demonstrated success in the promotion of science education to students, teachers and the general public.

Nominations will be accepted on behalf of educators from the following locations:

-Pennsylvania: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juanita, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, Somerset, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, and York Counties.

-Ohio: Belmont, Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, and Trumbull Counties.

-West Virginia: Barbour, Braxton, Brooke, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Hancock, Harrison, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Webster, and Wentzel Counties.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178996

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This award will be made to an educator who has promoted and enhanced science education in the geographic bounds of the SSP. See "Geographical Area Served By SSP" in "Grant Coverage Areas" below for more information.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit nomination forms is April 2, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nomination forms should be returned to:

Jay Auses, Chair
J. Kevin Scanlon Award Committee
300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 332
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

P: 412-825-3220, ext. 212
F: 412-825-3224
sspinfo@pittcon.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Belmont, Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, and Trumbull Counties ;   Pennsylvania: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juanita, Lawrence, McKean, Merc;   West Virginia: Barbour, Braxton, Brooke, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Hancock, Harrison, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Webster, and Wentzel Counties