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American Chemical Society Scholarships
ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship 

Awarded to working recent graduates, graduate students and post-doctoral professionals with limited work experience and an interest pursuing a teaching career at the secondary and post-secondary level.

ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship 

Awarded to working chemists with an interest in pursuing a teaching career at the secondary and post-secondary level.

Scholarship recipients can receive up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study.*

Recipients who meet the award criteria are eligible to renew the award annually up to three years.  The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses. Scholarships cannot be applied to expenses retroactively. Interested applicants must submit an online application.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a Bachelors degree or higher in chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline
  • Have at least some work experience in a chemistry-related profession
  • Be accepted into an education masters program or teacher certification program (e.g., the ACT program)
  • Demonstrate an interest and commitment to becoming a secondary educator
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

* Due to scholarship guidelines, scholarship stipends are distributed in equal installments two times per academic year. This may result in scholars receiving half of their total scholarship if they complete their program by the Fall semester.

STEM Teacher Scholarships
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Education Foundation offers $5,000 scholarships on a competitive basis for students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) teaching degrees.

There is a number of different criteria for these scholarships, but act! program students fit under the following guidelines: credential/licensure candidates must be U.S. citizens with a completed B.S. degree or graduate degree in a STEM major.

Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding, and they are restricted to tuition, mandatory fees, and books. Applications are available in March and need to be submitted by April 22, 2017. See AFCEA STEM for more information or to apply.

The WISEdash database
To determine the free and reduced lunch rate for a School District, an individual building or a grade, access the WISEdash website and follow the instructions below.

Instructions for WISEdash navigation

  • Click on the Enrollment tab (top) then select the “District” you are interested in and then under “Group by” select “Economic Status”. This will bring up a graph for the most recent data on Economic status for all groups of students and all schools in a District.
  • To see trends in this data for several years, click on Enrollment again and select “Enrollment (Trends-Other Subgroups)”. Hover over any bar on the chart that pops up to see the percentage of students who are economically dis/advantaged.

If you followed these instructions for the Antigo Unified School District you would see 50.0% for the 2017-18 school year. You can drill down to a specific school or grade level by selecting Grade Group and School in the grey boxes.

Note: You can view other demographic and academic data for a school or a building by changing the parameters of your search.


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