Engineering is Elementary to Award Teacher Scholarships


Engineering is Elementary, in conjunction with Raytheon Company, is currently accepting applications for its Raytheon-EiE (Engineering is Elementary) Teacher Scholarship Program. Over the past three years, Raytheon has helped to award 90 individual scholarships to teachers at disadvantaged, rural, and inner city schools nationwide via its $2 million Engineering is Elementary grant to the Museum of Science, Boston. Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader headquartered in Waltham, MA, with 63,000 employees worldwide.

The 2014-2015 school year will see Raytheon granting 30 awards, valuing $2,500, to elementary school teachers across the country whose submit applications best demonstrating innovative methods of getting students involved and excited about engineering. This scholarship includes travel, substitute teacher, and workshop expenses to make attending an EiE professional development workshop possible for elementary teachers. Engineering is Elementary has helped more than 70,000 teachers and 6 million students to better understand engineering concepts by hosting professional development workshops and providing curriculum resources. Raytheon’s support of EiE through the Raytheon-EiE Teacher Scholarship Program makes reaching even more elementary-aged students in need of strong engineering curriculum possible. 

Applicants for the Teacher Scholarship Program will need to meet the following requirements: they must be a full-time classroom teacher or a science/STEM specialist working with students in grades 1 through 5, be teaching full-time and plan to continue teaching full-time during the following academic year, and have a minimum of three years teaching experience. Further, applicants will submit a letter of recommendation and a written statement, as well as the application. Recipients of the award will be chosen by EiE representatives based on the supplied application materials. Special effort will be made to reach disadvantaged, rural, and inter city schools. Unfortunately, not all who apply will be chosen to receive this award. Applications must be submitted by October 10, 2014. Those who are chosen will be notified by November 21, 2014. 

Anyone wishing to apply may find the form here . To learn more about Engineering is Elementary, Raytheon Company, and Raytheon’s MathMovesU program, follow the links to view each organization’s website.

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