Nominations for Presidential Awards Open to STEM Teachers
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the highest honors given by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or computer science teaching. The awards were established by Congress in 1983.
The awards recognize teachers who have deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful in those areas. Since the program’s inception, more than 4,800 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.
Principals, teachers, parents, students or members of the general public may nominate exceptional individuals who teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science in grades K-6 for this award year. Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree and have at least five years of teaching experience.
The nomination deadline is Sunday, March 1. The application deadline is Friday, May 1.
Winners receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, along with recognition and professional development opportunities.