STAT is pleased to award scholarships to qualified members through a scholarship program designed to support attendance and participation in the annual Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST).

Awardees will receive a scholarship to be used in any way to support full attendance and participation at the conference (registration, hotel or travel). As a condition of the scholarship, each awardee must agree to register for the full three-day conference. Awardees who fail to register for the full CAST by the date specified will be required to refund the scholarship to STAT.


Aug 19 – September 22  Application period
September 23 – 30 Evaluation period – Volunteers Score Winners
Early October

Winners announced

Nov 21 – 23 Winners recognized at CAST19


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Scholarship Amount & Logistics

  • $750 stipend to be used as recipient needs (for registration, hotel, substitute, travel, etc.)
  • Stipend provided after the recipient has registered for CAST
  • Attendee registers self and makes own hotel arrangements in CAST block


To be eligible to receive a CAST scholarship, the following conditions must be met:

  • Must currently be a STAT member. (Membership will be verified.)
  • Must currently be a science teacher (grades pre-K through 12) or science administrator.

Previous CAST Scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Awardee Expectations and Agreements

  1. Register for the full conference (three-day registration).
  2. Stay in the CAST room block.
  3. Attend CAST Scholarship Roundtable (hourlong networking event during the conference).
  4. Post about conference experiences on STAT social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter) throughout the conference.
  5. Write a 200-word blog post/article for STAT publications about his/her CAST experience.