STEM Grant

NEF-SUNY 80% STEM Grant ($100 Million)
Summary and Application for School Year 2018-19

by NEF (National Education Foundation), global non-profit leader in K-12 STEM Education
and SUNY (State University of New York), the largest university in the U.S.

About the Academies

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Grant: NEF Grant of 80% = $1,950; You pay $490
Grant Rationale: U.S. students are ranked in the bottom 30% in STEM education globally
Goal: To provide world-class academic (mapped to every state’s standards) and applicational (STEM design contests and awards at the District, State and National levels) STEM+ education to a million K-12 students to prepare them for college and the 21st century jobs
Eligibility: Any school district/school with 35% or more students on free/reduced cost meals, girls schools, minority schools; Others pay a higher fee–call us at 703-823-9999.
Deadline: December 31, 2018. Grants are awarded to the first 200 applicants.
Guarantees: 

1.     At least 70% of K-8 students would advance a grade level in math (same for reading) during the school year, if the students actively work on our program for 60 minutes a week for 35 weeks

 

2.     Every High School/Career Tech student will have an opportunity to earn SUNY college credits for a low, 90% subsidized fee of $50 per SUNY credit hour (vs $680 regular fee)

Your Cost: The cost per student per year for proving the world-class the STEM+ program is $2,450. With NEF providing 80% grant, your cost drops to $490. Funds can come from Title I, other Federal, state, foundation, and other sources.

What You Get: For the $490 you pay per student per year, you will receive the following, as part of NEF’s Total STEM System Solution (TSSS) Services, namely, PSL-MMP- TCHP:

  1. Personalized learning courses mapped to your state standards (top-rated SuccessMaker for K-8 math & ELA, GradPoint for 9-12 STEM, ELA, Social Studies & SAT/ACT, Digital Literacy for middle and high schools, and Skillsoft for Career Tech IT/Business/Soft Skills/Professional Development) for every participating student
  2. Stipend for the Director of the program, principals and teachers
  3. LMS (state-of-the art)
  4. Mentoring
  5. Motivational rewards for students (cash, gift certificates, Minecraft licenses for STEM Design Contests,  etc.)
  6. Professional Development, and student/teacher/parent job skills training (in 200+ IT and Business certifications with 8,000 world-class online courses, live online mentors and 40,000 video clips)
  7. Tech support by SUNY and weekly evaluations (with Olympic Boards–Bronze, Silver and Gold levels)
  8. College Credits from the State University of New York (SUNY) for $50/credit, a 90% subsidy
  9. Hands-on STEM such as Robotics mapped to NGSS- Next Generation Science Standards
  10. Pathway for STEM Careers (Career Prep)

Call NEF at 703-823-9999 for assistance

Regular fee=$2,450, NEF grant=$1,960, Your cost=$490/student/year.