NCTE’s Annual Convention is our signature event and one that we hope all NCTE members will have an opportunity to attend. To facilitate greater accessibility to our Convention, we are accepting applications for scholarships to cover the cost of 2021 Annual Convention registration. Early career educators, teachers from underrepresented groups, non-tenure-track faculty, unemployed NCTE members, and those who do not otherwise have the funds to pay for registration are encouraged to apply.
Purpose: To provide scholarships to cover the registration fee for NCTE’s Annual Convention for eligible NCTE members. (At this time scholarships do not cover any other Convention-related expenses.)
Frequency and Number of Awards: The number of available scholarships will depend upon the total funds received by donations from the NCTE community. Recipients will be chosen by the Convention Program Chair and a diverse group of advisors appointed by the chair. Executive Committee members; those who have received other scholarships, discounts, or awards from NCTE during the 2021 awards session; and educators whose institutions provide professional development funding are not eligible to apply. The full member registration fee amount will be covered for each recipient. Partial scholarships are not available at this time. (If you have already paid for registration and are eventually chosen to receive a scholarship you will receive a refund.)
Eligibility: Open to members of the NCTE community to apply on their own behalf. Those living or working outside of the United States, or in a United States territory are eligible to apply. Membership is required to receive the scholarship but is not required to apply.
Application Requirements: Applicants must fill out the form below in full.
- NCTE Membership required to receive the scholarship
- Nominations on behalf of another person are not accepted
- Executive Committee members; those who have received other scholarships, discounts, or awards from NCTE during the 2021 awards session; and educators whose institutions provide professional development funding are not eligible to apply.
- Priority is given to educators of color, early career educators, non-tenure-track faculty, LGBTQ+ educators, educators whose institutions do not/will not provide professional development funding, unemployed educators, and those who self-certify that paying the registration costs would be a financial burden.
- Session presenters are welcome to apply.
Recipients will be chosen and notified on a rolling basis, as funds are available.
The application period for 2021 is closed and all recipients have been notified.