The National Education Foundation (NEF) and the State University of New York (SUNY) have launched a “Make America STEM Great” national initiative to provide 100% STEM grants to 50 school districts/schools — one in each state — during the 2018-19 school year. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2018.

The goal is to raise U.S. students from the bottom 12% globally in math & STEM education, and to get them excited about STEM/CTE, so that they can compete for STEM jobs in the highly-competitive global economy.


  • Grant Awards and amount: 50 awards, one for each state, $49,000 for 100 students, 6-8th graders, for a grant total of $4,900,000
  • Eligibility: School districts/schools with 50% or more students on Free/Reduced cost meals, and dynamic, passionate and committed interest and leadership in STEM

Proven Total STEM System Solution (TSSS) Program customized to your needs, and consisting of:

  1. Academic STEM program that helps students to advance a grade level in 25-35 learning hours with personalized learning mapped to every state’s standards, student, teacher & parent incentives, professional development and subsidized college credits.  In our Steubenville, OH, and Somerton, AZ STEM academies, students went from bottom 40% to top 5% in state tests!
  2. Application STEM via Contests by SUNY – Learn coding and programming, and design Smart House (K-5), Smart Town (6-8) & Smart City (9-12) to win awards at school, district, state, and national levels.

For more information or to apply, call NEF at (703) 823-9999 or visit