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Education in Science Grants

Community Grants

We believe that education in science has the potential to spark interest and seed curiosity in young minds, making it critical to the future of sustained scientific discovery. Our Education in Science (EIS) program is run by a committee of CST employees and provides support to local public schools by giving science teachers the opportunity to seek additional funding for resources that keep science fun and engaging.

Between 2018 and 2021, CST provided science teachers $317,846 in 64 grants to 43 different schools and organizations.

These resources help make small dreams a reality at local schools and organizations. Teachers and STEM-focused nonprofits submit applications describing their unique needs and explain how CST can help. During 2018-2021, 11 local high schools, 6 middle schools, 11 elementary schools, 13 STEM-focused nonprofits for K-12, and 2 clubs (Scouts and Girl Scouts) were awarded grants.

Grants from CST have funded a wide range of classroom scientific equipment from compound microscopes and electrophoresis equipment to digital scales and chemical sensors. Our partnerships with local schools extend throughout our surrounding communities, with up to 20% of our awards available to organizations across Massachusetts and beyond.

Grants Program

Our mission is to ensure that we fund the most deserving and wide-reaching non-profit organizations in the pursuit of education in science and technology.

  • We welcome science teachers, departments, or administrators from public elementary, middle, and high schools as well as other non-profit organizations that focus on STEAM learning to apply for an EIS grant. Schools or organizations located in or serving the following Massachusetts communities will be prioritized for funding: Beverly, Danvers, Salem, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Peabody, Topsfield, Wenham, Essex, Lynn, and Lawrence. Requests from outside these communities will be considered based on need. Charter schools will be considered; however, private schools will not be considered for funding.
  • In your application, please describe how the grant will enhance the current curriculum of your science department. Please also state how many classrooms/students will benefit from the funding and whether or not the funding will have a lasting benefit for your school, as priority will be given to grants that fulfill both criteria. In addition, an itemized list of the use of your proposed funding is required. This may allow for partial funding of your request by CST.
  • In alignment with CST values, proposals that focus on environmental science, biology, and chemistry may be prioritized for funding.
  • Applicants will be notified of decisions by the end of August of the year in which the application was submitted.

Deadline: Annually on May 1st. To apply for a grant, visit our Grants Program Application page.

Science Education Corporate Partners

>Change is Simple 2018-2021 | $125 K: Instilling lifelong social and environmental responsibility through experiential learning that inspires action for healthy people, planet, and community.

Seeding Labs 2018-2021 | $41 K: Balancing the inequities of resources to further scientific discovery.