MNEA News & Events

$500 Educators Rising Scholarship for high school seniors wishing to become teachers

This scholarship is established to encourage and support high school students wishing to become teachers. This $500 scholarship also pays for your 2019-20 membership in Student NEA.  Eligibility: Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend a college with an education or pre-education program to pursue a career in teaching, and a member of the Educator Rising Association. Applicants must be in the top 20% of their class, and if 18, be a registered voter. Application Deadline:...

Do you know a college student who wants to be a teacher? Encourage them to apply for the Cochran Scholarship

Former Missouri NEA Executive Director Peggy Cochran and husband Paul are both retired teachers. Both come from families of teachers. Two of their children are teachers in the St. Louis area. Peggy and Paul believe that teaching is the most rewarding career anyone can choose.  To encourage people to become teachers, they created a $500 scholarship in support of one of these individuals each year. Applicants must currently be in their freshman, sophomore or junior year at a Missouri college or unive...

Gilbert Balderrama Minority Scholarship applications due Jan. 31

  2019 Application Download scholarship application now >> Gilbert Balderrama served 14 years as a special education classroom instructor in Texas and New Mexico until 1993. In 1994, he enrolled in the NEA Intern Program for Women and Minorities and Missouri NEA hired him to be the UniServ Director for the Southeast Unit. He moved to the St. Louis area and continued his employment with Missouri NEA until his death. Balderrama continued to support and give back to the NEA Intern program by not...

Join the race for a 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty

California Casualty is looking to help Missouri public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools across the Show Me State seeking funds for their program can apply at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com . Applications must be received by January 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2018/2019 academic year. Qualifying teams can receive $1,000 to $3,000. The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sport...

Online graduate courses through Drake University for as low as $155

Professional Learning Academy Online Course  through Drake University Improve your practice and advance your career with online courses developed by teachers for teachers. For these courses, 1 CEU=15 professional development hours for maintaining Missouri licensure. Courses taken for graduate credit are eligible for acceptance as elective credits in graduate degree programs with prior approval of your advisor. Graduate credit issued by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. More classes are offered ...