Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act

The Perkins Act defines vocational-technical education as organized educational programs offering sequences of courses directly related to preparing individuals for paid or employment in current or emerging occupations requiring other than a baccalaureate advanced degree. only state Boards for Vocational Education are eligible to apply for State Basic Grants. These grants are allotted to states according to a formula based on states' populations in certain age groups and their per capita income.

Christopher Columbus Awards by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation

This program is for middle school children to combine science and technology with community problem-solving in a real-world setting. With the help of an adult coach, participating students work in teams to identify an issue they care about and, using science and technology, work with experts, conduct research, and put their ideas to the test to develop an innovative solution to that problem.

NASA Educator Astronaut Program

NASA is recruiting individuals with specific experience and expertise in K-12 education to become Educator Astronauts who will help the Agency develop new ways to connect space exploration with the classroom. Selected educator astronaut applications will be designated astronaut candidates and assigned to the Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Educator astronaut candidates must successfully complete a one-to-two year training and evaluation program prior to receiving a space flight assignment. Educator astronaut candidates who successfully complete their training will be eligible for multiple flights aboard the Space Shuttle and, possible, the International Space Station.

National Science Foundation

The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Western Governors University

Western Governor's University is pleased to offer the WGU Scholarships for Rural Mathematics and Science Educators. These are designed to help working adults attend college online to earn a master's degree in mathematics or science education. Over 100 scholarships will be awarded.