Belz/Lynch/Krause Educational Grant Fund

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Good teachers are always looking to improve their skill set, and the NSEA makes learning easier with an award from the Belz/Lynch/Krause Educational Grant Fund. The 2024 application deadline for those funds is Friday, March 1.

Grants are awarded for projects related to improving a local association; development of instructional materials; or for staff development for individuals of a local association. Eligible recipients are any NSEA member; group of NSEA members; or any NSEA local association.

The application must include an abstract of the project (not to exceed four typed pages) including the following information: need; how the project will address that need and relate to professional growth goals; project description; timeline; a budget statement; and methods of evaluating project success. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm CST on March 1, 2024. Recipients will be notified in March.

A letter describing and evaluating the project must be submitted by the recipients to NSEA’s Scholarship and Grants Committee within three months of project completion.

The grants are named for John Lynch, NSEA’s executive director from 1959 to 1974; Paul Belz, executive director from 1974-84; and Helen Krause, NSEA president in 1966 and the first Nebraskan to serve on NEA’s Executive Committee.

Get details from Chris Garcia at 1-800-742-0047 or via email at:



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