Tuition Grant

for Probationary Teachers and ESP

Missouri NEA understands your struggles as educators and support professionals. You want to be the best educator you can be for the students in your school. You know there's more knowledge to gain, but the budget is tight, and you're not sure how you'll swing it.

Missouri NEA can help. Thanks to funding from Reliant Financial Services, your MNEA membership means you are eligible to receive a tuition grant toward the cost of a three-hour course. Members will have financial support as they strive toward academic growth and teaching excellence. 

Recipients are only eligible to receive one grant per year. The applicant must complete the course and achieve a grade of 'C' or better before receiving funds. Grants will be awarded for a class taken between September and August. A random drawing will be held to decide the winners. Membership in Missouri NEA must be confirmed before the grant is awarded and again before the money is disbursed.

You must be one of the following to be eligible to apply:

  • Probationary teachers in the first five years of teaching working toward a Master's degree ($100 grants)
    Online application or Mail-in application 
    Applications must be received or postmarked on or before the following: 
    • Oct. 15 for a fall semester class
    • Feb. 15 for spring semester class
    • June 15 for a summer semester class

  • Education Support Professionals who are taking a course to advance career in education ($100 grants)
    Online application or Mail-in application 
    Applications must be received or postmarked on or before the following: 
    • Oct. 15 for a fall semester class
    • Feb. 15 for spring semester class
    • June 15 for a summer semester class