More Grants & Scholarships

MNEA Organizing Grant

The Missouri NEA Organizing grant is available to MNEA local leaders who need a little extra cash for local association organizing efforts. Contact your UniServ Director for more information.

Grant Writing Tutorial 

The NEA Foundation's grant writing tutorial walks you through what you should include in a great grant proposal. Take the time to review this resource. It may move your grant from the bottom of the stack to the top of the list. Learn more >


    For Educators

    • Missouri State Parks Bus Grant - Bus grants assist schools and nonprofit organizations with the transportation expenses of field trips and outdoor learning opportunities at Missouri state parks and historic sites. 
    • Toshiba Grant for Schools - Teach science and math with 3D design and 3D printing - Toshiba America Foundation believes science and mathematics are exciting fields in which all students can succeed with the proper tools and instruction, and funds schools $5,000 or more to purchase 3D design and printing equipment. 
    • The School Funding Center - Sign up for a newsletter filled with grant sources, tips on grant writing, best sources for programs & materials, top Web sites and—best of all—it's absolutely free.
    • MNEA HOPE Fund Grants - Through its Humanitarian Outreach Project for Education Fund (HOPE), Missouri NEA assists students and schools in financial need.
    • MNEA-Retired CHEER Fund Grants - Caring Help for Education Endeavors by Retirees was formed by MNEA-Retired to be a public benefit by enhancing the learning conditions of Missouri's children. 


    for Students 

    • Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship - annually, Phi Delta Kappa International, through its Educational Foundation, awards scholarships to prospective educators.
    • Jack Kinnaman Scholarship - The Jack Kinnaman Scholarship was created in memory of Jack Kinnaman, Vice President and former Advisory Council member of the NEA-Retired. In addition, Jack represented the NEA-Retired on the Fund for Children and Public Education and in numerous local, state, and national Association positions, Active and Retired. He is most fondly remembered as NEA's "Cat in the Hat".
    • Apply for Federal Student Aid - Federal student aid programs and resources for getting money for college tuition and repaying student loans, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • The National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program provides financial support for students seeking educational summer experiences who otherwise could not afford them.
    • United Negro College Fund Scholarships
    • Scholarship America Scholarships
    • - Search for colleges, scholarships, government loans, and private loans. Find out what you are eligible for by searching the extensive database of more than $7 billion in scholarships. 
    • - Student financial aid search engine to find and apply for scholarships to help pay for college expenses. 


    Going to college shouldn't mean going into crippling debt. The NEA supports making higher education more affordable and accessible to all. 

    • NEA Student Debt Navigator powered by Savi
      NEA Member Benefits has partnered with Savi to provide NEA members a free online student loan evaluation tool to determine their eligibility for federal repayment and forgiveness programs. Just answer a few questions on our secure website, and the Loan Forgiveness Navigator will do the rest. Learn more >

    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness 
      If you work full-time in a public service job (such as education), you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. This means that loans could be completely forgiven after ten years of working and making payments. Learn more >
    • Teacher Loan Forgiveness 
      Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. Learn more >
    • Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Options 
      There are a number of IDR plans that may help to lower your monthly federal student loan repayments. IDR options are monthly repayment amounts based on your family size and income. The most common plans are Income-Based Repayment (IBR), Income Contingent Repayment (ICR), and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) plans. Find out which one is right for you! Learn more >

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