Re: $$ for Science and Math

From: Jo Lynne Roberts <>
Subject: Re: $$ for Science and Math
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 11:34:21 -0700 (PDT)

As a past recipient of this generous award from GTE I would like to add my
words of encouragement for list participants to find a partner and apply.

The monetary award is broken into two parts.  $7,000 must be spent on your
school project (believe me, this isn't hard!) and you and your partner
must spend $5,000 on your professional development plan.  My patner and I
used our professional development money to visit the major space centers
of the U.S. to study about the Space Station.  It was awesome!  The GTE
award opened doors and we enjoyed viewing behind the fact, we
received VIP treatment!

GTE also flew all recipients to Boston and then D.C. for a week long
seminar and made us feel that what we do for children is very important.

If you would like more information, or if you would like me to read your
proposal and offer my input I'd be delighted to help.

Don't wait until the last minute to apply as the application requires a
lot of planning and detailed information.  But if you have a dream project
this is a wonderful way to finance it!

Best of luck!

Jo Lynne Z. Roberts
Zellerbach Elementary
Camas, Washington...the state!

On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Marilyn Kennedy wrote:

> Dear discuss-lfm members,
> This message from Marilyn Wall may be of interest to this
> list as well as debate-lfm where originally posted.  Thanks
> for the info, Marilyn!
> Jan Wee, moderator
> ---
> Dear All,
> Though they seem to have forgotten the elementary end of the spectrum,
> perhaps this will help you "big folks."  Recieved this and thought I would
> forward it to you all----Ginny , go for it!!! Sounds terrific!! And for
> once, the deadline was not "yesterday"...If you win, I want a piece of the
> action........
> Marilyn
> ***********************
> I would like to announce the GTE GIFT Program, a $12,000 Grant Opportunity
> for MATH and SCIENCE Teachers.
> Growth Initiatives For Teachers (GIFT) is a grant program funded by GTE
> Corporation for public and private school math and science teachers,
> grades 7 to 12 (grade 6 only if in a middle or junior high school) in
> eligible states.  Every year, GTE awards GIFT grants to 60 teams of one
> math teacher and one science teacher from the same school who have
> developed projects that integrate math and science and use technology in
> an innovative way.  Each winning team shares a $12,000 grant; $7,000 for a
> school enrichment project and $5,000 ($2,500 for each) for professional
> development activities.
> Applicants must teach in one of the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO,
> CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH,
> NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV, WI.
> Since 1983, approximately 1,500 outstanding teachers have received GIFT
> grants.  For more information or to request an application, send e-mail
> to:, or call 800-315-5010.  Applications must be postmarked
> by January 16, 1998.
> Good Luck!
> Jessani Gordon