Our Commitment to Support Educators

How to apply for Educator Grants

Apply for the following opportunities online by registering as an educator. Once registered, click the Grants link at the top of your dashboard. If you are already registered as an Educator with NSHSS, log in to your dashboard to apply for these opportunities.

NSHSS School Counselor Appreciation Grants

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NSHSS, in collaboration with the American School Counselor Association, is pleased to offer five $1,000 grants to enable ASCA members to attend the 2018 national conference in Los Angeles, CA, July 14–17, 2018.  The funds may be used to defray the costs of conference registration, travel and accommodations.  Eligibility:  Any high school counselor and ASCA member currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States. Application available: Spring 2018. Deadline: 4/15/18

Congratulations to our 2017 School Counselor Appreciation Grant Recipients:

  • Wasana Ekanayake, New Designs Charter School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Arnold McNeal, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, VA
  • Susana Prochaska, Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Sarah Ramirez, Calvin M. Woodward High School, Toledo, OH
  • Jasmine Stinson, Dutchtown High School, Hampton, GA


Congratulations to our 2016 School Counselor Appreciation Grant Recipients:

  • Carri Hale, Verona Area High School, Verona, WI
  • Elizabeth Paniagua, Oakland International High School, Oakland, CA
  • Melanie Scott, Dodge City High School, Dodge City, KS


Educational Conference Registration Grants

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NSHSS is providing three $1,000 grants to be used during 2017 to help defray costs of educational conference registration, travel, and accommodations. Eligibility: Any high school teacher or counselor currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States or internationally. Application available: Fall 2017 Deadline: 12/15/17

Congratulations to our 2017 Conference Grant Recipients:

  • Yvonne Espinoza, Garza Independence High School, Austin, TX
  • Kristin Gregory, West Geauga High School, Chesterland, OH
  • Jennifer Hunter, Rising Sun High School, North East, MD
  • Genevieve Maignan, Calvin Coolidge High School, Washington, DC
  • Seamus O'Connor, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA

Congratulations to our 2016 Conference Grant Recipients:

  • Helen Lindsay, Garfield Heights High School, Garfield Heights, OH
  • Paul Orbe, Academy for Enrichment and Advancement – Union City High School, Union City, NJ
  • Dominie Wilhite, Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley, CA

Congratulations to our 2015 Conference Grant Recipients:

  • Ronald Brandt, University High School, Tolleson, AZ
  • Raul Garcia, West Orange High School, West Orange, NJ
  • Daniel Goman, Explorations Academy, Bronx, NY

NSHSS IB Teacher Grants

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$500 grants open to teachers in International Baccalaureate programs. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, field trips or other resources to enhance the delivery of International Baccalaureate courses. Application available: Fall 2017. Deadline: 11/15/17

Congratulations to our 2016 IB Grant Recipients:

  • Ricardo Alonso, IB Mathematics, Lincoln High School, Portland, OR
  • Ashleigh Apostolovski, IB Mathematics, Northville High School, Northville, MI
  • Tony Babecka, DP Music, Josiah Quincy Upper School, Boston, MA
  • Shari Brady, DP Biology, Parkland Magnet High School, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Laura Burlingame, IB Literature, Archbishop Walsh: Southern Tier Catholic School, Olean, NY
  • Andy Gever, DP Spanish, Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy, St. Thomas, VI
  • Melissa Handy, IB Computer Science, Le Jardin Academy, Kailua, HI
  • Jamie Incorvia, IB Language & Literature, Cleveland High School, Portland, OR
  • Tashi Langton, IB Biology, Henry Foss IB World School, Tacoma, WA
  • Jason Law, IB Physics, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON
  • Lorelei MacBeth, DP Visual Arts, Amundsen High School, Chicago, IL
  • Mark Miazga, IB English, Baltimore City College High School, Baltimore, MD
  • Leslie Robbins, IB Biology, Vincentian Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mark Rogers, IB Mathematics, Meridian School, Round Rock, TX
  • Tania Romero, IB Film, Anderson High School, Austin, TX
  • Brandy Rood, IB Theatre, Humble High School, Humble, TX
  • Raymond Scheetz, IB History of the Americas, Franklin High School, Franklin, TN
  • Janet Tombre, IB Language & Literature, East Grand Rapids High School, East Grand Rapids, MI
  • Cheryl Wolfe, IB Language & Literature, Navajo Preparatory School, Farmington, NM

Congratulations to our 2015 IB Grant Recipients:

  • Lisa Albrich, IB Spanish Teacher, Eugene International High School at Sheldon, Eugene, OR
  • Frederic Allamel, IB French and Anthropology Teacher, International School of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
  • Patrice De la Ossa, IB Psychology Teacher, Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA
  • Roger Eller, IB Chemistry Teacher, Henry Foss High School in Tacoma, WA
  • Jessica Fessenden, IB Theory of Knowledge Teacher, Samuel W. Wolfson High School, Jacksonville, FL
  • Angela Hayes, IB Art Teacher, Prosser Career Academy, Chicago, IL
  • Vanessa Hughes, IB English Teacher, Cleveland High School, Portland, OR
  • Shalimar Manwani, IB Spanish Teacher, Shortridge International Baccalaureate High School, Indianapolis, IN
  • Tabitha McAfee, IB Math Studies Teacher, Gresham High School, Troutdale, OR
  • Michael McCauley, IB English Teacher, Millard North High School, Omaha, NE
  • Camilla Walck, IB Biology Teacher, Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach, VA

NSHSS-DECA Chapter Advisor Grants

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In partnership with DECA, NSHSS has established a Claes Nobel DECA Advisor Leadership Award to recognize the outstanding contributions of DECA advisors who consistently demonstrate their commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. Two awards of $1,000 will be presented to DECA Advisors at the DECA International Career Conference, April 21-24, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Eligible candidates must be active DECA Advisors currently offering direct instruction at a public or private school in the United States or abroad. Application requires a resume, personal statement, principal’s recommendation, and photo. Application available: Fall 2017. Deadline: 1/15/18

Congratulations to our 2017 DECA Chapter Advisor Grant Recipients:

  • Karen Mendez, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Kellen Scott, South County High School, Lorton, VA

Congratulations to our 2016 DECA Chapter Advisor Grant Recipients:

  • Joshua Dumas, Maplewood Comprehensive High School, Nashville, TN
  • Andrea Weishaar, Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH

Congratulations to our 2015 DECA Chapter Advisor Grant Recipients:

  • Michelle Camp, DECA Advisor, Maumelle High School, Maumelle, Arkansas
  • Troy Davis, DECA Advisor, Yorktown High School, Yorktown, Indiana

NSHSS Higher Education Degree Grants

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We are honored to recognize our Claes Nobel Educators of Distinction and, in order to help educators achieve their professional development goals, NSHSS is providing four (4) awards of $2,500 each to help with the costs of tuition and course-related expenses for teachers and counselors who are enrolling in university courses in Summer 2018, Fall, 2018, or Spring 2019. Application available: Fall 2017. Deadline: 2/15/18

Congratulations to our 2016 Higher Education Grant Recipients:

  • Michelle Clark, High Tech North County High School, San Marcos, CA
  • Andrew Repp, Christian Liberty Academy, Keaau, HI
  • Daniel Rosta, Clear Lake High School, Houston, TX
  • Robert Walker, Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School, Santa Clarita, CA

Congratulations to our 2015 NSHSS Higher Education Grant Recipients:

  • Christen Campbell, French teacher, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Anne Gill, AP Biology teacher, Cy-Fair High School, Cypress, Texas
  • Regina O’Neal, Spanish teacher; World Languages Department Chair, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Amy Perruso, Social Studies teacher, Mililani High School, Mililani, Hawaii

Claes Nobel Educators of the Year

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Each year, Claes Nobel Educators of Distinction are invited to apply for the Educator of the Year award, which is presented at the NSHSS annual holiday member event at The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Educator of the Year receives a $5,000 cash prize; the other 9 finalists receive $500. Application available: TBA Fall 2017

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