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Awards & Grants

Throughout the year, National PTA offers awards or grants to honor or support PTAs as they: engage families, support student success, improve the health and safety of students and families, increase access to arts education or celebrate advocacy and diversity.

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2017 National PTA STEM + Families Science Grants

National PTA and Bayer have partnered to empower families to support student success through STEM education. The 2017 National PTA STEM + Families Science Grants sponsored by Bayer, will award $1,000 to 30 local PTAs and $3,000 to five State/Regional/District PTAs to host STEM + Families Science Festivals in elementary and middle schools across the country.

In addition to the grant, National PTA and Bayer will provide awardees with a starter pack containing most of the materials needed for 50 families to complete 10 experiments from Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense® Science Library at each event.

Follow the links below for more information and to apply. Completed applications must be submitted online by October 26, 2017 (midnight PDT).

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2017 National PTA STEM + Families Game Giveaway

Looking for some cool new ideas to host an exciting PTA family game night? Let National PTA and ThinkFun help with our 2017 National PTA Stem + Families Game Giveaway!

Simply complete the short survey for your chance to win 48 FREE award-winning learning games. Use 36 of these ThinkFun games to host a STEM family game night and 12 more as prizes for attendees. These engaging educational games are suitable for all grades and families because we ALL know that fun has no age limit!

Remember... this is NOT a grant application. This is a GIVEAWAY. That means winners will be chosen at random from ALL PTAs who submit this form!

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PTA Life Achievement Awards

Give the award of a lifetime. Give the National PTA Life Achievement Award—the highest honor from the nation’s largest child advocacy organization—to the person who daily lives out his or her commitment to children. Complete the Form or call (800) 307-4782 to submit your request.

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Mary Lou Anderson Grants 

The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant provides up to $1,000 in matching funds to support local PTA arts projects within their school community. Funded projects will increase access to learning opportunities in the literary, media, visual and/or performing arts for at-risk or underserved audiences. Arts projects must actively engage families and community partners to strengthen family-school partnerships.

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Jan Harp Domene Award

The purpose of the Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award contest is to recognize PTAs that are dedicated to the needs of all families represented in their schools. The contest acknowledges PTAs that develop practices that are inclusive and equal for all families and that result in positive change.

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Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards

The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognize and celebrate achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation and demonstrated outstanding success engaging families in student success and school improvements. The awards are the highest honor National PTA presents to effective family engagement. 

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Take Your Family to School Week Grants

Coming Fall 2018Grants will provide local PTAs with funding to host Take Your Family to School Week 2018 events.

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