Water Education TTW Stipends
Annual Water Education TTW Stipends will be made available to all participating schools (contingent on funding availability). In order to be eligible to receive a stipend, a participating school must have submitted 1) at least one water quality measure data set (minimum of 9 test parameters) per test site per year to be posted on the TTW website, 2) the TTW yearly overall evaluation, and 3) a final Stipend Report Form for the previous year. Requests for Water Education TTW Stipends should be submitted via the TTW Stipend Appication form. This form specifically seeks information on how the funds will be used to support the continued water education for students participating in the TTW programs. Water Education TTW Stipend funds may be used for:
- Water education fieldtrip transportation and admission expenses to approved Water Education providers.
- Water education materials (books, videos, software, etc)
- Replacement of Water Quality Testing Equipment
- Water Action Project expenses
All awards will require an end of year report outlining how funds were used and the education value of the experience or resource. Applications for stipends for the upcoming school year are due at the end of the previous school year. First year schools will be eligible for stipends after the completion of their first year. Awards are administered at the beginning of the school year to participating teachers who have signed a commitment to continued participation in the TTW program for that school year. If a teacher is no longer employed at the school or the school is no longer able to commit to TTW for that school year the stipend will not be awarded.