NSTA Teacher Awards 2021-2022 Application
Submission Deadline12/15/2021

Recognizing Excellence in Science Teaching and Learning

Before applying, please see the specific award details for each program as found on the NSTA Awards homepage. Upon registering, you will be able to select from the following NSTA teacher award categories.:

  • Angela Award
  • Corteva Agriscience Excellence in Agricultural Science Education Award
  • Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation Excellence in Engineering Education Award
  • NSTA Distinguished Informal Science Education Award
  • NSTA Distinguished Service to Science Education Award
  • NSTA Distinguished Teaching Award
  • NSTA Fellow Award
  • NSTA Legacy Award
  • Robert H. Carleton Award for National Leadership in the Field of Science Education
  • Robert E. Yager Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers
  • Vernier Technology Awards

To apply for any of the Shell Awards, please click on the link below to be directed to the awards site.:

Apply to the Shell Teacher Award programs

  • Upon receipt, all applications become the property of NSTA. Applications will not be returned.
  • Late or faxed applications will not be accepted.
  • Please be advised that you may apply for more than one award; however, you are eligible to win only one NSTA award per year. Each application must be based on a unique program and process. Submission of the same idea and materials to different NSTA award programs will result in the disqualification of all applications. If your idea or project has received an NSTA award in the past, that idea or project is not eligible to receive an additional award.
  • If you are selected to receive an award, NSTA must request and receive your social security number to issue a 1099 form to you. If your program is currently grant funded, confirm that you, as an individual, are eligible to receive a cash award.
  • Your application will not be returned and becomes the property of NSTA. If you have received an award for this project from another provider, you must notify NSTA.
  • If your application is selected to receive an award, NSTA reserves the right to reproduce information/photos/other content in promotional materials and on the NSTA website.
  • By submitting materials that contain images of students and other individuals, you assume complete responsibility for obtaining appropriate release consent forms and permission to transfer these materials to NSTA.
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