Applications Open for the 2023-2024 NSTA Awards Program

More Than $72,000 in Cash and Prizes Awarded Annually to Educators

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is now accepting applications for its 2023-2024 Awards Program. NSTA Awards honor K–12 teachers, principals, professors, and other education professionals for their outstanding work and achievement in science and STEM education.

Applications are open for:

  • Angela Award, sponsored by NSTA
  • Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers, sponsored by NSTA
  • Robert E. Yager Exemplary Teaching Award, sponsored by an endowment from Robert Yager
  • Shell Science Teaching Award, sponsored by Shell
  • Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award, sponsored by Shell
  • Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers, sponsored by an endowment from Sylvia Shugrue

In addition to cash and prizes, all award winners will be formally recognized during the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Denver. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend the free web seminar, NSTA Teacher Awards - Looking for the Best of the Best, on October 17, to learn more about the application process for the 2023-2024 academic year. The presenter will also share application tips on how to strengthen your submission.

Applications for all six awards are due December 21. For more information about the NSTA Awards Program or to apply or nominate someone for an award, visit

About NSTA

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best practices in teaching science and its impact on student learning. NSTA offers high-quality science resources and continuous learning so that science educators grow professionally and excel in their career. For new and experienced teachers alike, the NSTA community offers the opportunity to network with like-minded peers at the national level, connect with mentors and leading researchers, and learn from the best in the field. For more information, visit, or follow NSTA on X, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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