NLGA Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program

Congratulations to the 2024 winners of the NLGA STEM Scholarship Program!  Stay tuned for announcements for the 2025 program.
NLGA thanks ACT for their generous sponsorship of the 2024 NLGA Lt. Governors' STEM Scholarship Program!


NLGA annually awards a scholarship to 12 different schools for STEM-related projects in the classroom.  The first scholarships were awarded in 2022.  Teachers or project advisors in state-accredited public, private, or tribal pre-K - 12th grade schools may apply for a scholarship to further STEM education through a project, equipment, program, or curriculum.  Eight schools across the country will be awarded $1,000 each and four schools will be awarded $500 each.  Funding is awarded to the school listed on the application. If selected, NLGA will notify the winning submitter and school and provide the check to the school.


  • Application must be submitted by a teacher or project advisor of a public or private, state-accredited or tribal pre-K - 12th grade school
  • The funding must be utilized for Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics educational opportunities, such as projects, curriculum, or equipment.
  • By applying for this Scholarship, the teacher or advisor agrees to potential contact by NLGA and/or the state/territorial lieutenant governor/second-in-command for further information.
  • Applications will be reviewed by members of the NLGA Executive Committee (lieutenant governors and seconds-in-command and by NLGA Staff.


  1. Visit (no www). You must register as a user with your name, email address, and a password. A verification email will be sent to you.  Click the link in that email to begin your submission. If you already registered, login using your email address and password.
  2. After logging in, click START APPLICATION. Under “CATEGORY”, select “NLGA Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program” from the pull-down menu and review the information on the page. Give your application a name.
  3. Complete the fields within the application. You have the option to submit attachments in support of your nomination.
  4. Click SUBMIT APPLICATION when completed.
  5. Contact [email protected] for assistance.


Check out these press clips on some of the previous years' winners!:

Winning projects in previous years include:

(Left)  A school in Illinois holds a STEM Summer Camp for students, parents and volunteers

(Center)  "Oh Say Can You Seed" curriculum in a Mississippi school library teaches students how to plant, tend and grow from seeds

(Right)  Students in Louisiana designed, engineered, and built a "Roman Road" to address a problem walking area at their school