Connecting Operational Meteorologists in Pursuit of Excellence
in Weather Forecasting, Communication and Service
Seals of Approval
Thanks to all who applied!
Requirements: Teachers, program directors, school district supervisors and other individuals or groups proposing to improve the education of K–12 students in meteorology may submit an application. The application is completed online and consists of information related to the individual(s) submitting and a proposal regarding the initiative. The proposal should include a thorough description of activities, detailed costs (how the Grant money, up to $750, will be spent), and expected outcomes of the initiative. The Education Committee (rating committee) places a high value on the creativity and expected impact of the project. Hints on how to develop the proposal are included in the online application. The project/proposal has to be approved by the school principal or equivalent type of supervisor as explained in the online procedures. Completed applications are due no later than 1 June. Applications can be started early and saved online and submitted when all required information is gathered and completed.
In general, those teachers / educators selected to receive the grant are those who's applications:
Since 1993, the NWA has awarded 118 K–12 Education Grants totaling over $63,000, thanks to the generosity of Sol Hirsch and the many NWA members who donate to this program.
This map shows the locations of the 2014 (blue) and 2013 (green) winners
In 2009, Education Committee Co-Chair Eleanor Vallier-Talbot traveled to Bedford, New Hampshire, to personally award the grant check to Mike Brown and the educator team at the Peter Woodbury School.