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STANYS Foundation Award

Foundation Award (Competitive) Information and Application 

About the STANYS Foundation Award

The focus of the Foundation Award is TEACHERS of Science and their students. This competitive award provides funds to PreK-16 classroom teachers for legitimate science enrichment opportunities within and beyond the classroom. The applicant must be a member of STANYS for 3 current consecutive years or more. The limit per award is $500.  A total up to $1000 may be awarded each year. A member is limited to one award per school year.

Sources for the funds include the balance of a grant from the Olin Chemical Corporation, donations from members and proceeds from the STANYS Store.

The Foundation Philosophy

Our mission is to enrich the quality of teaching and learning in New York State classrooms. This is aligned with STANYS’s Mission and Goals (See

The goal of the Foundation is to support legitimate science enrichment opportunities for teachers and students in grades PreK-16 in order to cultivate continued interest in science and what science has to offer. Awards may support the purchase of equipment or opportunities for teachers to participate in action research, workshops, or other predetermined activities.

Criteria for Selection:

Part 1

  • Data Section complete and membership requirement met.
  • Title captures the essence of the award proposal.

Part 2

  • Evidence of alignment to the New York State Learning Standards in Science or current science standards.
  • Expectations and/or outcomes that you will receive from this experience
  • Potential of sharing with colleagues of equipment and/or materials as a professional development activity.
  • Potential of sharing locally through a presentation to the Section STANYS Membership or to the State STANYS Membership. As a prospective second presentation, another science focused organization is acceptable.

Part 3
Commitment to one of the requirements in Part 3 of the Application

  • Write an article for the State STANYS Newsletter
  • Write an article for the STANYS Bulletin

Foundation Award

Description and Application

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Applications and accompanying materials must be dated between September 1 and January 30.
You will be notified about the results of the application by February 15 or before.

Contact Information:
PO Box 2121
Liverpool, NY 13089-2121


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