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ExxonMobil 2019-20 STEM Teacher Grants

2019-20 STEM TEACHING FELLOWS

Teachers - Win up to $5,000 for your Classroom to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to life

Sponsored by ExxonMobil

(Deadline to Apply:  August 31, 11:59 PM CT) 

ExxonMobil is preparing the next generation of our students to meet the technological needs of the future. Teachers, share your unique plan to implement STEM education in your classroom and you could win up to $5,000.

All recipients of a STEM Teacher Grant funded by ExxonMobil will be invited to participate in a best practices summit in 2020. The best practices summit will follow a train the trainer model asking each recipient to share their success story of their STEM program, project or lesson plan with other teachers around the State of Louisiana to ensure best practices are shared and replicated for long-term success.   DOWNLOAD Grant RFP here.

How to apply and learn more

  1. Read the eligibility guidelines to ensure your classroom is able to receive grant funding.
  2. Complete the application with the required information.
  3. Scan and submit your completed application to BatonRougePublicAffairs@ExxonMobil.com
  4. Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM CT on August 31, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • All applicants must be employed full-time as a Pre-K through 12th-grade teacher at an eligible Pre-K, elementary school, middle school or high school in East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • Applicants must intend to continue teaching full-time throughout the 2019-2020 school year.
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
  • Submission Guidelines
  • Please submit a program, project or lesson plan in English with a 500 word maximum detailing how the STEM grant will further enable the success of your classroom in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.
  • Please provide a budget breakdown with rationales of how grant funding will be used as part of your proposal. Grants can be distributed anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000.

Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit a program, project or lesson plan in English with a 500 word maximum detailing how the STEM grant will further enable the success of your classroom in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.
  • Please provide a budget breakdown with rationales of how grant funding will be used as part of your proposal. Grants can be distributed anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000.

Criteria

  1. Evidence-based: Is your plan backed by data-driven research or proven models in other parts of the country or world? How are you measuring the success of your plan? 
  2. Creative: Does your plan add original components that are tailored to your unique classroom?
  3. Feasible: Can your plan reasonably be carried out given the scope of resources and capacity?
  4. Viable long-term: Can your plan provide lasting growth for students in your classroom? Is your plan able to be replicated in other classrooms?

Please include: 

  • Personal info: Name, email and phone number
  • School data: Name of school, School demographics - grades, numbers of students, location
  • Target audience: Number of students (by approximate demographics) that will be impacted by grade

2020 Educator Best Practices Summit

All recipients of a STEM Teacher Grant funded by ExxonMobil will be invited to participate in a best practices summit in 2020. The best practices summit will follow a train the trainer model asking each recipient to share their success story of their STEM program, project or lesson plan with other teachers around the State of Louisiana to ensure best practices are shared and replicated for long-term success.

Deliverable

STEM grant recipients will be asked to provide a brief feature story or blog post illustrating the project and early indicators of success. ExxonMobil reserves the right to use the story for public use to highlight the successes of the contribution.

Recipient selection and announcement

All applicants must complete and submit their application no later than 11:59 PM CT on August 31, 2019. After the deadline, the Recipient will be selected by a STEM Review Committee comprised of education leaders across Baton Rouge following review of all entries received prior to the deadline. Entries are judged on measurability, creativity, feasibility, sustainability and eligibility. The Recipient will be announced on or around September 20, 2019 by the STEM Review Committee by email at the email address provided by the Recipient. If a Recipient is disqualified or fails to contact ExxonMobil, the company reserves the right to determine an alternate Recipient or not to award a grant, in its sole discretion.

Responsibilities of applicants

By participating in this program, each applicant expressly: (A) releases Exxon Mobil Corporation and their respective affiliates and their respective employees, agents, representatives, designees, successors or assigns from any liability or claim of any kind or nature for any loss, claim, damages, or injury of any kind associated with participation in the program and acceptance, possession or use of any grant; (B) accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and the Company’s decisions relating to participation in the program, selection of the recipient, and awarding of the grant, all such decisions being final; and (C) agrees that Louisiana law governs this program without regard to conflicts of law principles, and consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, for the resolution of all disputes pertaining to or arising from this program. Each Recipient must complete a declaration of eligibility and release on forms to be provided by the Company. Each Recipient must be actively teaching full-time at an eligible elementary, middle school or high school during the entire 2019-2020 academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. By entering, each applicant represents that his/her submission is a work of the applicant’s own original authorship, and agrees that the Company will have a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use the submission in any manner. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, including without limitation: materials not suitable for general public viewing; obscene, lewd or offensive materials; the use of third-party content or other materials not authored by the applicant; and materials previously published or entered into any other competition. The Company is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, or illegible submissions, faulty transmissions, or submissions containing any virus or other system malfunction. Judges’ decisions are final. Any taxes are the Recipient’s responsibility. Grant void where prohibited.

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