The Pratt & Whitney is accepting nominations for its Global E-STEM Excellence Prize to increase students’ environmental literacy through STEM learning, and create pathways to environmental careers.
Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations who have engaged audiences considered underrepresented in STEM careers. Applicants will be required to define “underrepresented” based on their country and/or region’s situation (in the United States, these groups include women, people with disabilities, and Black, Hispanic, and American Indian or Alaska Native people). Partnerships with schools, governmental agencies, or other groups are also encouraged if they played a key role in the program’s success.
- The Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Excellence Prize awards up to $50,000 USD to nonprofit organizations and their partners who have demonstrated excellence in E-STEM programming.
- A pool of $50,000 USD will be awarded in each of the following geographic regions, and may be awarded to a single or multiple programs, depending on the caliber of applications received:
Prize winners will receive:
- Funding to support their organization’s vision through E-STEM
- Global recognition of their organization’s work through NAAEE and Pratt & Whitney’s platforms
- Access to professional development opportunities
- Support to attend the 2023 NAAEE international virtual conference
- Peer support and networking
- Access to the NAAEE network and Pratt & Whitney nonprofit community
Applicant organizations must:
- Be a nonprofit organization under your country’s laws, or a nongovernment organization who follows other foreign government laws for charitable purposes. For example, a US organization would be qualified under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Not be subject to US or other applicable governmental sanctions and other restrictions.
- Have a working bank account that can receive electronic funds in USD. The bank must not be subject to US or other applicable governmental sanctions and other restrictions.
- Submit a program that worked with students aged 11 -18.
For more information, visit https://naaee.org/programs/e-stem/e-stem-awards