How to apply for Educators Grants

NSHSS supports educators in their mission to inspire and guide students towards academic success. By registering as an NSHSS Educator, you gain access to resources and grants tailored to your field of work. Whether you're a teacher, counselor, administrator, or in any academic role, you can apply for grants by registering through the below link. Once registered, navigate to the "Apply for grants" section on your dashboard to explore and apply for these opportunities.

Woman speaking at podium with NSHSS Emblem
Finalset(241Of329) (1)

Celebrating your efforts

Clara Thompson, Westfield High School, Houston, TX

"I cannot do my job without such support from this organization because being the college counselor who serves 9th-12th graders, serving about 2,200 students, I have to make sure I meet their needs. This is one of the biggest ways that I can meet their needs, whatever they may be. Thank you for this opportunity to be celebrated for efforts that make a difference in the future of our generation to come, our future leaders."


No grants found.

Hear what NSHSS Grant winners have to say!

Taylorolsen 2024
Taylor Olsen
Harlowton High School, Harlowton, MT

"NSHSS is incredible. They are at the forefront of supporting schools, students, and educators. Having a group that truly cares about equity and access for students to achieve is praiseworthy in a world where people don't always see the value in education."

George Evans 2024
George Evans
Spring Valley School, Birmingham, AL

"Working with NSHSS has empowered me to be a creative and compassionate teacher. As an educator, it can feel like I'm always trying to perform an infinite number of miracles with a finite supply of loaves and fishes. The grant I received this year from NSHSS has quickly been converted into a garden for our environmental science elective targeted towards kids with learning disabilities. For this and so much more, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the people and organizations that made this possible. Let's keep the miracles flowing!"

Jose Rivas
Lennox Mathematics, Science, and Technology Academy, Lennox, CA

“I want to thank the Scholarship & Grants committee for selecting me for this incredible honor! As a teacher, I went into the profession because I wanted to make a difference in students’ lives and create positive change. Through the application process, this recognition has helped me to reflect on my years as an educator and the impact I am making every day to my students and the community. I am truly humbled by being selected as the 2022 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year from a pool of other educators that are also doing incredible things in their schools. Thank you!”

Sofia Gonzalez
Morton East High School, Cicero, IL

"NSHSS has afforded me life-changing opportunities regarding my life's work in education from Top Educator of the Year 2019 to winning a $10,000 grant for girl's education. The support and tangible resources I've received will continue to advance my efforts towards world betterment and equity in the classroom."

Bob Fenster
Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ

"It is always humbling to receive an award, but also something to be prideful of at the same time, and I am grateful to NSHSS for the efforts it makes to recognize teachers."

Lisa 2024
Lisa Balazs
Magic City Acceptance Academy, Hoover, AL

"I really appreciate being awarded this grant for my garden club! I have so many enthusiastic students who really love working in the garden this year - and our projects always cost money to complete! This money is really going to help set us up for successful winter gardening, as we are using it to construct cold frames for the exisiting beds!"

Tyler Dufrene
Hahnville High School, Racelance, LA

"Words cannot express how honored and grateful I am to be selected for this prestigious award. As a passionate educator, I pour my heart and soul into every lesson I deliver. It is a true blessing to be recognized for my unwavering devotion to students and their success. I offer my heartfelt appreciation to the Scholarship & Grants committee for their time in reviewing my application and decision to invest in me and my development as a distinguished educator."

Nikki Hunter
Enrichment 4 Henry Homeschoolers, Mcdonough, GA

"We are so thankful for your kindness and support. We have a Science Fair coming up in February, and finding sponsors has been a difficult one. Non-traditional students have limited resources in many communities, and we want to equal the playing field. No child should be left behind, meaning public school and non-traditional students. Thank you!"

Shaniavalentine 2024
Shania Valentine
Page Unified School District, Page, AZ

"Page High School AVID Club would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and thank-you for this opportunity. This support will have a lasting impact on the educational aspirations and future success of our high school students. Your support will enable us to provide them with invaluable opportunities for personal and academic growth, ultimately helping them achieve their goals of attending and succeeding in college."

Grants FAQ

Educators who have registered as NSHSS Educators are eligible to apply for grants. Click here to register for free as an NSHSS Educator.

Click here to log in to your dashboard. Once you are logged in your dashboard, select “Apply for Grants.” Grant applications appear on educator dashboards only. You can also browse the open grant opportunities on our Grants webpage.

NSHSS Educators of Distinction are outstanding educators—nominated by NSHSS members—who are leaders in both their school and community. By offering exclusive grants to NSHSS Educators of Distinction, NSHSS aims to empower leading educators as they continue to improve students’ lives both inside and outside of the classroom. Click here to learn more about the NSHSS Educator of Distinction program.

Educators are invited to apply for grants via email. You may also browse open Grant opportunities on our website.

No, if you unsubscribe from any NSHSS emails, you will no longer receive grant email invitations. Be sure to set your NSHSS contact preferences to “allow” to receive grant notifications. To edit your contact preferences, log in to your dashboard, and select “My Profile.”

Make sure that your NSHSS contact preferences are set to “allow.” When you update your contact preferences, it should take less than a day for the grant applications to appear on your member dashboard. If you are a newly registered NSHSS Educator, please allow 24 – 48 hours for grants to appear in your dashboard.

Most grants require a statement, resume, principal or headmaster recommendation, and a headshot (photograph) suitable for website posting.

NSHSS grant applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on the deadline date.

You should receive an email confirmation that your application was successfully submitted. You can also check your application status this way:

1) Log into your NSHSS Dashboard:

2) Click on Apply for Grants> Click Here to View Current Open Grants

3) Go to My Applications (in the top right corner)

4) On the My Applications dashboard, you can see the status of your applications. If it has been successfully submitted, you will see a green check mark and “submitted” as the status.

NSHSS educators are eligible to receive one NSHSS grant per academic year.