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Teachers may apply for the Shell Science Teaching Award and the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award through this site. Once you create a Reviewr account, you may start and stop your application until the deadline. Be sure to save your work within the two-hour time frame. Once you complete one application you may begin your second application by copying and pasting any similar information, saving time. Be sure to have the support letters written to the specific award, and signed by the letter writer.

The Shell Science Teaching Award is a partnership between Shell USA Inc. and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), recognizing an outstanding classroom teacher (grades K–12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and the community through exemplary science teaching. Special projects may be mentioned but should not be the main focus of the candidate’s application. The Shell Science Teaching Award recipient will receive $10,000. The recipient and the two finalists will each receive an expense-paid trip to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education.

The Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award provides support to seven outstanding diverse educators in pursuit of professional development, active participation at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education and committees that transition into leadership roles and serves to increase the science educator talent pool of minority educators to meet the education workforce challenges of the future. The award consists of $1800 to be used to attend the annual NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Recipients will be invited to attend a variety of workshops and presentations that are of particular interest to urban teachers at the annual national conference. Attend the Shell Awards reception, recognition at the teacher awards gala, attend the AMSE Alice J. Moses Breakfast or alternate AMSE social event, participate in the Multicultural Share-a-thon, participate in the AMSE Town Hall Meeting, participate in the NSTA Shell Educators Cohort throughout the year. 

The Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award only requires two letters of recommendation.

The Shell Science Teaching Award semi-finalists must submit a 30 minute video link by January 22, 2024.