Teaching Awards

Program Awarded Amount Awarded Description
Shell Science Teaching Award $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to attend NSTA's National Conference; two finalists will also receive all-expense-paid trips to the conference. November 18th, 2015 This award recognizes one outstanding classroom science teacher (K-12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science teaching.
Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers The award consists of $1,000 and up to $500 to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education; the recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet at the NSTA Conference Yearly This award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The lesson plan will fully reference sources of information and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science Literacy.
Teacher Achievement Awards - West Virginia and Wyoming $3,500 Yearly The Arch Coal Foundation seeks nominations of outstanding full-time K-12 teachers in West Virginia, Wyoming, and four counties in Utah (Carbon, Emery, Sanpete, and Sevier) for its annual teacher-recognition program.

The nominee must be an active full-time teacher with at least three years of experience. Eligible nominees include vocational, special education, and Title I teachers. Twenty-seven awardees will receive a $3,500 grant for personal use as well as widespread recognition.
The National Teacher of the Year N/A N/A The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching. The NTOY is chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year by a National Selection Committee representing the major national education organizations. Each April, the NTOY is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States.

Criteria for Selection

A candidate for National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) is a State Teacher of the Year who is an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher in any state-approved or accredited school; prekindergarten through grade twelve, who is planning to continue in an active teaching status. The National Teacher of the Year candidate should

inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues
play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school
be poised, articulate, and possess the energy to withstand a taxing schedule
Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Each award will consist of $1,000 in cash for the teacher, $3,000 in Vernier Products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the annual NSTA National Convention. Yearly The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards.
The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. A total of seven awards will be presented:
One award at the Elementary Level (Grades K-5)
Two awards at the Middle School Level (Grades 6-8)
Three awards at the High School Level (Grades 9-12)
One award at the College Level
Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award $3,000, and $2,000 in expenses to attend NSTA?s national conference Yearly This award recognizes excellence in the field of aerospace education. The recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet and the Aerospace Educators Luncheon at the NSTA Conference. This NSTA award is sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation.