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 2016 application deadline for those funds was Saturday, Feb. 6.

Belz-Lynch-Krause dollars are given for projects related to improving a local association; development of instructional materials; or for staff development for members of a local association. Eligible are any NSEA member; group of NSEA members; or any NSEA local association. 

The application must include an abstract, not to exceed four typed pages, including details on: 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.

Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, Feb. 6. Recipients will be notified by the end of 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, 1966 NSEA president, and the first Nebraskan to serve on NEA’s Executive Committee.

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