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 happy to announce that NCTE is accepting applications for scholarships to cover the cost of 2020 Annual Convention registration! Early career educators, teachers from under-represented 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.

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 2020 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.

Eligibility: Open to members of the NCTE community to apply on their own behalf. Membership is required to receive the scholarship but is not required to apply.

Application Requirements: Applicants must fill out the form below in full.

Award Criteria:

  • NCTE Membership required
  • 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 2020 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. Thanks to a generous inaugural donation, we have 55 scholarships ready to be funded immediately, as of October 2020.

Information on donating to this fund will be available soon! Check back for more details. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Miller: smiller@ncte.org.

Participants should fill out this form to be considered for this scholarship. At this time we are not able to accept nominations from anyone other than the intended recipient.

NCTE Annual Convention Scholarships 2020