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National Conference in Kansas City


Preservice Scholarship


NSTA is providing a limited number of scholarships to cover the conference registration fee. Recipients of this scholarship are responsible for paying travel, accommodation, and other expenses associated with attending the conference. Scholarship funds are limited.




What does the conference registration cover?

The scholarship covers the registration fee for the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Kansas City, October 25-28, 2023. Hotel and travel are not included as part of the scholarship.

Why was the NSTA Preservice & New Teacher Scholarship created?

The intent of the scholarship is to support educators who could not otherwise attend the NSTA conference due to funding limitations to take advantage of this premier professional development opportunity.

Who can apply?

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Preservice teacher, or
  • Be a new teacher who is in their first five (5) years of teaching
  • NSTA member or have a complimentary NSTA account

Priority will be given to applicants who

  • have an NSTA membership
  • are conference presenters (those who have submitted proposals)

If your district has committed to funding your registration, please do not apply.

How do I apply?

Link coming June 2023 - In the meantime here is a template of the application so you can start working on this Kansas City Scholarship Application Template

What is the deadline to apply?

Applications will be accepted until the scholarship funds have been exhausted through September 15. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and in the order they are received.

Can I get a refund if my school or district pre-paid my registration fee?

No, NSTA will not refund registrations that have been pre-paid. If your school or district has committed to funding your registration, please do not apply. The scholarship is intended for those educators who do not have financial support for registration.

How will I find out if you have received the scholarship?

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an email from NSTA with registration instructions.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Contact the NSTA Preservice & New Teacher Scholarship Coordinator: Michelle Phillips at


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