Scholarships and Auctions

2017 Conference Scholarships

The Scholarship Application for the 2017 ISEA Conference is now open. The conference will be held at T Bar M Retreat in New Braunfels on February 15th-17th, 2017.

Note: Scholarship application deadline has been extended! We will now be accepting applications through Friday December 2nd, 2016. Scholarship applicants and recipients will be notified by December 8th. 

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the form found here.

Our scholarship program supports conference attendees who demonstrate the need for financial assistance. Scholarship recipients will attend sessions, provide assistance during the conference, and network with science educators from around the state.

Formal educators (classroom teachers), first time ISEA conference attendees, educators who work in communities that are underrepresented in ISEA membership (rural areas, outside of major metropolitan zones, specifically the Panhandle, Big Bend, and South Texas Plains) and people from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Each year the ISEA Auctions create scholarships that bring Informal Educators to the Annual Conference. Want to help?

Contact Erin Shields! There are two auctions you can donate to:

Silent Auction
Don’t forget to bring in your gift shop cast-offs, your hard to sell items, and your “too cool for anybody else but ISEA-ers” items, as well as your photographs that capture the unique and amazing scientific adventures of ISEA members and member organizations!

Live Auction
Have a large or special item you’d like to donate? Camp registrations, trips, tours, etc. Are all welcome for this high-paced and exhilarating auction!

…in case you missed it, Rigor – ISEA’s mascot who spends a year of adventures with the highest bidder – has gone to the Mayborn Museum in Waco! check out the adventures on his Facebook page at:

Thanks to everyone who donated items to our auctions! Thanks to your generous contributions we are able to provide scholarships to informal science professionals with financial barriers. 

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