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ANAS Awards and Academic Funding Opportunities

One of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science's primary missions is to recognize and stimulate achievement in science education and to foster scientific inquiry at all levels. Towards those ends, the Academy offers several awards and grants each year for pre-college teachers and students.

All funds awarded by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science are intended for the recipient only, and cannot be used for administrative or institutional services of any kind.
Awards 
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Outstanding Teacher Awards

Outstanding Teacher Awards

Each year the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science presents awards to a elementary, middle school, and a senior high school teacher for outstanding accomplishments in the field of science education.

If you have a dedicated teacher in your school whom you feel has demonstrated excellence in science education, please encourage him/her to apply for this award or nominate* him/her for recognition.

Any K-12 certificated or practicing Arizona or Nevada teacher who has not previously received this recognition (for any grade level) may apply. Applicants may be teaching at a public, private, or charter school. The award is also open to student teachers who have completed their student teaching experience.
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Applicants should submit the following (see application form for details):

  • Summary of accomplishments in science teaching.
  • Description of nature of and/or approach to science teaching in applicant's classroom.
  • Supporting documentation.
  • Up to two letters of recommendation from individuals that have observed your science teaching.
Teaching Award Applicaton
Teaching Award Nomination
All applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked no later than January 31 of each year. Express mail or parcel service will be allowed if posted by deadline. Fax, email and other electronic applications will not be accepted. Membership in the Academy is not required to apply. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline and adhering to all other rules of eligibility will be considered.

All decisions of the judging panels are final. Winners will be notified of their selection in February. The recipient of the award at each level will be presented with his or her award at the Annual Awards Luncheon held each spring (usually late March or early April) as part of the Academy's Annual Meeting. Each awardee will receive a plaque and a $50.00 gift card. Lunch will be provided for each recipient and one guest.

All applications should be sent to:
Pamela Marshall
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Arizona State University at the West campus
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100
E-mail: pamela.marshall@asu.edu (for questions only; applications should not be submitted electronically)

Deadline for application is January 31st of each year.
Deadline for nomination is December 15th.

*Alternatively you can nominate a teacher to ANAS (nomination form), and we will follow up with him/her to complete their application.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award

Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award

Each year the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science presents an award to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the field of science education in Arizona or Nevada.

If you know a dedicated individual that you feel has made such a significant contribution towards improving the quality of STEM education, please nominate them for this award.

Your assistance in helping the Academy identify and honor such educational leaders is greatly appreciated.

Note: With this award, we are looking to recognize individual whose impact has extended beyond a single classroom. Examples would include but are not limited to educators, volunteers, administrators, or others who have effected change at the school or district level, individuals working with after-school or summer programs, or persons who have made significant contributions to science initiatives in a city, area, or state.

We welcome individuals working in charter, private, and public schools, as well as organizations such as museums, after school clubs, and other organizations dedicated to student education and success.
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Outstanding Leadership Nomination
Any nominated individual working with grade K-12 youth in one of these capacities who has not previously received this recognition will be considered.

Nominators should submit the following (see nomination form for details):
  • Completed and signed nomination form.
  • Supporting documentation if desired.
All nominations must be postmarked no later than January 31st. Express mail or parcel service will be allowed if posted by deadline. Fax, email and other electronic applications will not be accepted. Neither nominator nor nominee need to be members of the Academy.

The annual winner will be notified of his/her selection in February. The recipient of the award will be presented with a plaque and $50.00 gift card at the Annual Awards Luncheon held each spring (usually late March or early April) as part of the Academy's Annual Meeting. Lunch will be provided for the recipient and one guest. If your nominee is the educator selected for recognition, you and your guest will also invited to join them at the luncheon.

Applications should be sent to:
Pamela Marshall
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Arizona State University at the West campus
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100
E-mail: pamela.marshall@asu.edu (for questions only; applications should not be submitted electronically)

Deadline for application is January 31st of each year.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Past Award Recipients
  • Outstanding Teacher Awards
  • Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award

Recipients of Outstanding Teacher Award

  • 2016 - Kristen Kaus - Cactus High School
  • 2015 - Christopher Brandt - Saguaro High School
  • 2011 - Theodore Manno - San Luis Middle School
  • 2009 - Ms. Basayne-Smith - La Paloma Academy (K-8)
  • 2008 - Shawn Lent - Western Peaks Elementary School
  • 2007 - Johanna Strawser - Desert Heights Charter School (Elementary)
  • 2006 - Donald Tramp - Verrado Middle School
  • 2004 - Lara Zeisler-McGuckin - Benjamin Franklin Charter School (K-12)
  • 2003 - Bonnie Darrel - Kathleen and Tim Harney Middle School
  • 2002 - Carrie Cunningham - Sonoran Sky Elementary School
  • 2002 - Janece Larson - Crimson Elementary School
  • 2002 - David Meisner - Elko High School
  • 2001 - Bonnie Phillips - Courtney Junior High School
  • 2001 - Megan Chandler - Desert Christian High School
  • 2000 - Debby McWilliams - Coolidge Intermediate School (Elementary)
  • 2000 - Larry Dukerich - Dobson High School
  • 1999 - Alice Maro - Kayrene de los Maritas Elementary School
  • 1999 - Jeff Simpson - Sunrise Middle School
  • 1999 - Christine Miller - Elko High School
  • 1999 - Matthew Malloy - Camp Verde High School
  • 1998 - Jeffrey Hengesbach - Mountain Pointe High School
  • 1998 - Craig Weeks - Passeo Verde Elementary School
  • 1998 - Sandy Moore - Huachuca Mountain Elementary School
  • 1997 - John Bannister - High School
  • 1997 - Larry Lanstaff - Middle School
  • 1997 - Kathleen Shaffer - Elementary School

Recipients of Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award

  • 2017 - Darrell Kidd and Martin Wesolowski
  • 2016 - Agripina Paluch, Arizona
  • 2015 - Patricia Tate, Superintendent, Osborn Elementary School District, Arizona
Scholarships 

The Bud Ellis Scholarship

The Arizona - Nevada Academy of Science will offer the Bud Ellis Scholarship of $1000 to a graduating senior in Arizona or Nevada High Schools or Preparatory Schools. This one-year scholarship award is made to a student with an outstanding high school academic record and who intends to enter one of the institutions of higher learning in Arizona or Nevada the following year as a science, math or engineering major. Applications are limited to students in the top ten percent of their class.

In each case, the cash award is sent to the college or university of the winner's choice and accredited to his/her account. The amount of the scholarship is not affected by any other scholarships received. All grants and scholarships awarded by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science are intended for the recipient only, and cannot be used for administrative or institutional services of any kind.

The name of the award winner will be announced at the Annual meeting of the Arizona - Nevada Academy of Sciences.
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY

Deadline for completed applications is January 15, each year. Students are responsible for seeing that the application is complete and the letters of recommendation are forwarded. Incomplete applications which do not include SAT or ACT scores, Principal's or Counselor's comments, letters of recommendation and a letter from the applicant on career plans will not be eligible.

The applications are judged by a committee of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. The committee regards high grades in four years of mathematics and science with corresponding high scores on the math and science parts of the college entrance test as minimum requirements for the scholarship. A well written letter which is neat in appearance and describes activities in the High School and career goals is used by the judges in the final decision.
Scholarship Application
Reference Form
APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. Complete Scholarship Application Form (This is a fillable pdf form. Fill in all blanks and then print. Be sure you sign the printed application.).
  2. Review ANAS Privacy Policy and sign acknowledgment statement at bottom of application (Note: This is a second signature on application)
  3. Write a letter stating the activities you have participated in, the honors and awards you have received, your career plans, choice of University and reasons for your decisions. The letter must be typed and neat.
  4. Give the reference form to your high school Principal or other high school official. Ask them to fill it out and mail it along with transcript and SAT or ACT scores to the Scholarship Committee Chair at the address provided.
  5. Ask two teachers and one person outside your school and family to write confidential letters of recommendation. These should be sealed and sent to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee. (They can be included with the application if enclosed in a sealed and signed envelope).


MAIL APPLICATION, LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, AND TRANSCRIPT TO:
Stephen Shuster
Biological Sciences
Northern Arizona University
Bldg 021, Box 5640
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
(928) 523-9302
stephen.shuster@nau.edu
Research Grants 
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Grants-in-aid Applications
All grants awarded by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science are sent to their affiliated high school, college or university for use of the recipient only. Grant monies cannot be used for administrative or institutional services of any kind.
Graduate Student Grants-in-Aid
Graduate Student Grants-in-Aid of $300 are made twice a year, each time to two students enrolled in a Graduate Programs at Nevada or Arizona Universities, and who are members of the Academy. Deadlines for submission of applications are are November 15 and March 15.
Graduate Student Application
Undergraduate Student Grants-in-Aid
Undergraduate Student Grants-in-Aid of $200 are made twice a year, each time to two undergraduate students enrolled in a Science Programs at Nevada or Arizona Universities or Colleges, and who are members of the Academy, or whose advisor is a member of the Academy. Deadlines for submission of applications are November 15 and March 15.
Undergraduate Student Application
High School Grants-in-aid
High School Grants-in-aid of $100 are made each year to four students in Nevada or Arizona. The funds may be used only for activities and items directly associated with scientific research projects. Applications are due December 15.
High School Student Application
ANAS Honors 
Enter the name for this tabbed section: ANAS Fellows
Academy Fellows are nominated by the Fellows committee from those who have been ANAS members for at least five years on the basis of their recognized scientific work and/or significant contributions to the Academy. Fellows must be confirmed by majority vote of membership present at the annual meeting.
Past ANAS Fellows
The following members have been recognized as Fellows of the Academy based on their significant scientific work and/or service to ANAS. The selection process is stipulated by the ANAS By-Laws (section 3.70).
Victor R. Baker
Kenneth E. Bean
Vorsila L. Bohrer
David E. Brown
Pedro Chavez
Robert M. Chew
Karen Conzelman
Eleanor Davey
Owen Davis
Jeffrey S. Dean
Henry F. Dobyns
Ronald I. Dorn
Bud Ellis
J. E. Endrizzi
Peter F. Ffolliott
Bernard L. Fontana
Richard H. Hevly
Alden R. Hibbert
Donald F. Hoffmeister
Herbert M. Hull
Shafiu Jibrin
Gordon P. Johnson
Roy M. Johnson
Clement J. Kevane
Edwin B. Kurtz
Leslie R. Landrum
Chester R. Leathers
Lorenzo K. Lisonbee
Charles Lowe
Harold E. Malde
Stuart E. Marsh
Pam Marshall
Paul S. Martin
Robert McCord
Albert Mead
Carleton B. Moore
Linwood Smith
Lawrence E. Stevens
Aregei Tecle
Thomas K. Todsen
Raymond M. Turner
Harry B. Whitehurst
James R. Wick
Stephen R. Williams
W.H. Woodin
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Outstanding Service Awards
Outstanding Service Awards are made each year to ANAS members who have distinguished themselves through service to the Academy. The Awards Committee consists of past inductees.
Past Service Award Recipients
2016-2017 Gerald Gottfried

2015-2016 Robert Bowker

2014-2015 Pamela Marshall

2013-2014 Anthony Brazel

2012-2013 Pete Ffolliott

2011-2012 Les Landrum

2010-2011 Florence Slater

2009-2010 Norman Thomas

2008-2009 Aregai Tecle

2007-2008 Anthony Brazel

2006-2007 Owen K. Davis

2005-2006 W. Linn Montgomery

2004-2005 Elizabeth H. Cooper

2003-2004 Donald J. Pinkava

2002-2003 Milton R. Sommerfeld

2001-2002 Karen Conzelman

2000-2001 Edwin Kurtz

1999-2000 Gordon Johnson

1998-1999 Robert Harris

1997-1998 Stephen Williams

1996-1997 Eleanor Davey

1995-1996 Sandra Brazel

1994-1995 Bud Ellis

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