STEM Teachers

Opportunities For Teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)


Gravely & Paige Grants for STEM Teachers

Check here for application on May 1, 2020


The Gravely Grants for Elementary School STEM Teachers are named after the foundation’s first executive director Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., USN (Ret.), who initiated AFCEA’s science and technology teaching tool grants program. The Paige Grants for Middle School STEM Teachers are named after LTG Emmett Paige, Jr., USA (Ret.). The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing support to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students and teachers. Since 2010, AFCEA Educational Foundation has invested more than $1.2 million in teachers who are providing innovative STEM learning opportunities in their classrooms.

The Gravely & Paige Grants provide funding to elementary and middle schools in the United States to promote STEM innovation in the classrooms with emphasis on academic programs. Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded. This is a joint effort between AFCEA chapters and the AFCEA Educational Foundation to help augment the cost to students for activities or tools inside or outside of the classroom, such as robotics clubs, cyber clubs and other STEM related activities to promote STEM to students.

Guidelines for Gravely & Paige Grants for STEM Teachers:

1.   The teacher must be teaching science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at an elementary or middle school in the United States. Teachers working in schools with economically disadvantaged students will be considered first. The awards are not limited to public schools.
2.    Selection will be based on the teacher's skills, his/her potential to use the funds well and financial need.
3.    A detailed proposal is required stating the following:

  • Title and description of program/project

  • Number of students involved/impacted

  • Goals & objectives

  • Methods & procedures 

  • Timetable

  • Method of evaluating program/project

  • Budget describing how the funds will be used

4.    Applications must include a letter of recommendation from the principal of the school. Instructions for submission will be sent directly to the principal once the application is submitted.
5.    Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded in September for the 2020-2021 school year.

Deadline is July 31, 2020 to apply. No applications will be accepted on the deadline date.

For general questions on eligibility, please email us.


AFCEA Chapter Level Grants for STEM Teachers

AFCEA Chapters also provide grants to STEM Teachers. To apply through a participating AFCEA Chapter - Click here to find a Chapter in your local area.

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation STEM Teacher Scholarship Winners

ATTENTION -  CMOHF STEM Teacher Scholarship Winners 2015-2018!!

  • Completed the degree you were seeking when received scholarship? 
  • You are not eligible for a grant if you continued on to receive another degree.
  • Secured a STEM Teaching assignment in a U.S. middle or high school?
  • Eligible for STEM Teaching Tools grant?  

    “The grants must be used for classroom/student direct activities. It can be used to fund STEM classroom tools (including software and hardware tools), STEM-focused field trips or clubs and other STEM related student activities. All materials paid for by the grant check must become the property of the school. This grant cannot be used for teacher continuing education courses, iPads or personal computers.”

    Make sure we have current contact information. You must submit survey and grant request to be considered for a grant. Reports are required if you received a grant last year.

  • Deadline to apply for a grant is August 31, 2020.

Email us for more information.