The Foundation is currently seeking volunteers to participate in the review and selection of the Teaching Grants.

Each spring and fall invitations are sent to NFPA’s educator constituency asking them to submit a Teaching Grant application for funding consideration. Industry reviewers are needed to review applications--with award decisions announced thereafter. 5-10 applications are typically received. 

Each application takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes to read and evaluate. The review process is done electronically. Applications are ranked on a scale of 1-5 for each of the following criteria:

•    Merits of the project--its goals and objectives
•    Relevance and importance to fluid power technology
•    Utilization of gift/grant funding
•    Student involvement  
•    Evaluation measures
•    Multiplier effect

According to NFPA member and reviewer Bob Hammond, Deltrol Fluid Products, "the reviewing gave him exposure to know what's happening with technology advancements within our industry along with educating our youth."

Teaching Grants in the range of $1,000-$5,000 will be awarded to support projects at middle schools, high schools, technical colleges, and university undergraduate and graduate programs. Some examples include:

·    Student activity-based learning
·    Senior capstone projects
·    Student competitions

If you would like to get involved with the Teaching Grant process contact Sue Chase at schase@nfpa.com or 414-778-3376.