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STEM Teacher of the Year Program

Awards to Massachusetts K-12 Teachers to Recognize Contributions
to STEM Education in Private and Public State Schools

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Patriots Hall of Fame

Deadline Date:

01/20/20 11:59 PM (ET)


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Awards for Massachusetts private or public K-12 teachers to honor outstanding contributions to STEM education. The winner's school receives a $5,000 grant to use for purposes related to STEM education, and four finalists each will be awarded $1,000. Funding is intended to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and to recognize Massachusetts teachers making exceptional impacts in the field.

The winning teacher is honored with tickets and pre-game field passes at a Patriots home game, and is invited to serve on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for one year. 

To be considered, a teacher must:

  • Spend the majority of the school day involved in direct instruction to students
  • Be skilled in implementing effective teaching strategies
  • Be able to explain personal teaching philosophy
  • Be able to inspire students in STEM-related topics
  • Show involvement and leadership in student-related extra-curricular activities
  • Be respected by students, parents and co-workers
  • Be nominated by someone with direct knowledge of the candidate's educational impact

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170064

Number of Grants:

Five: one to the contest winner, and one each to the other four finalists.

Estimated Size of Grant:

A $5,000 grant is awarded to the winning teacher's school, The winning teacher is also honored with tickets and pre-game field passes at a Patriots home game, and is invited to serve on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for one year. Raytheon has committed $1,000 to each of the other four finalists.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to win, nominees must be full-time, active, certified, K-12 classroom STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) teachers in a state-accredited Massachusetts public or private school.

Teachers cannot nominate themselves for entry into this Contest.

Pre-Application Information:

Nomination Deadline: January 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET)

Nominee Application Deadline: March 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET)
Nominee Application Form: Upon entry, eligible Nominees will receive an Application Form.

Nominations must be submitted by individual legal residents of the fifty (50) United States. Once nominated, the teacher is sent Phase 2 of the application process and must answer all questions. The Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year Committee then reviews all of the nomination applications and selects five finalists to be interviewed in late-winter/early-spring. Once the interview process is complete, a winner is selected.

The winner is presented with the award at the annual STEM Summit, to be held Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Nomination Form:

Email Nominations:
To nominate a teacher by email, send a completed official Nomination Entry Form during the Contest Nomination Period to: with "STEM Teacher of the Year" as the subject line. It is required to confirm receipt by calling (508) 698-0555.

US Mail Nominations:
To nominate a teacher by mail, send a postmarked completed official Nomination Entry Form during the Contest Nomination Period to:

The Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon
STEM Teacher of the Year Program
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035

Submit any questions to with the phrase, "STEM Contest Questions" written in the subject line of the email.

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USA: Massachusetts

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