Belz/Lynch/Krause Educational Grant Fund

Good teachers are always looking for ways to improve their skill set.

NSEA makes learning easier with an award from the Belz/Lynch/Krause Educational Grant Fund. The 2015 application deadline for those funds is Saturday, Feb. 14.

The Belz/Lynch/Krause dollars 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 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 the need to relate to professional growth goals; project description; timeline; a budget statement; and method of evaluating the project’s success. Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, Feb. 14. Recipients will be notified in March.

A letter describing and evaluating the project shall be submitted to the NSEA 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, a former NSEA president, and the first Nebraskan to serve on NEA’s Executive Committee.

For details, or for an application form, visit the NSEA website and look for the link on the home page. The form will be posted through Feb. 14.

Contact Sally Bodtke at NSEA Headquarters for more information or if you have questions. Call 1-800-742-0047, or via e-mail

Download the application form here. Application Submission Deadline is Saturday, February 14, 201

(MAC users: The application form must be opened in Adobe Reader -- Not PREVIEW -- for you to save data to the form and submit properly. Please make sure you are using Adobe Reader.)