NISE Scholarship Info 2024

Calling all high school teachers! Everyday, you teach the young people who will become our future scientists, engineers, and science educators. The members of the NISE Board of Directors would like to award scholarships to YOUR best and brightest students as they plan for their future and become the future leaders in STEM!

It is important to note that we primarily promote these scholarships to NISE educators who attend our events. In the end, the vast major of the applicants come from YOUR classrooms and the chance of your students winning are much higher than most scholarships out there. It is worth your students time to apply.

NISE is offering two different scholarships in the Spring of 2024 for graduating HS seniors, entering college in the Fall of 2024:
  • Founder's Scholarship
  • Director's Scholarship

More information on each scholarship can be found on the application links below.

Download a PDF Flyer: 2024-03-10-NISE-2024-Scholarships.pdf

Applications are open and close on April 10, 2024 (Extended).

Founder's Scholarship

The NISE Founder’s Scholarships are merit-based and awarded to two graduating seniors who are attending college in a STEM-related field in the Fall of 2024. Criteria for eligibility also include completion of at least three years each of high school or dual credit math and science, and participation in at least one STEM-based extracurricular activity. This year, we are offering two (2) NISE Founder’s Scholarships for $750 each.

Application and Info: Founder's Scholarship Application

Director's Scholarship

The NISE Director’s Scholarship is also a merit-based scholarship and is awarded to one senior who is entering a certified science teaching program in the Fall of 2023 with the intent to earn their science teaching license (for any K-12 grades). Eligibility also included the completion of at least three years of high school or dual credit science. This year, we are offering one NISE Director’s Scholarship for $750.

Application and Info: Director's Scholarship Application

Did You Know?

  • Bob Abrams Grant
    NISE provides a grant to educators looking to attend the annual NISE Conference. The goal of this scholarship is to provide at least two science educators (ideally 1 elementary and 1 high school) with the opportunity to participate in staff development when the lack of school/district funding would prevent that participation. As such, this scholarship will pay the registration fees for at least two science educators to attend the annual Northern Illinois Science Educators' (NISE) Conference. .[more]
  • NISE PD Grant
    Need funding for travel in order to present at a national conference but your school doesn't fund out-of-state travel? You have a great idea for a summer STEM workshop but need financial assistance. The NISE grant program supports STEM professional development activities for K-12 educators in the greater Chicago area. [more]