STEM-CAN Supporters, Inc. (SCS) is an educational charitable corporation; the SCS mission is to fund conventional (not charter) public school teacher-proposed projects for developing scientific or critical thinking skills but are beyond their budget. 

SCS GUIDELINES for funding conventional public school teachers’ proposed projects:   

1. We fund one project per teacher applicant per funding year (August 15 to March 15).   

2. We fund projects costing $60.00 to $600.01 up to a total of $10,000.00 per school per year.   

3. We fund only principal-approved projects. 

4. We do not fund travel related expenses. 

5. After principal's approval, applicant completes online application at:

6. On approval, a gift check is made payable to your school.      

  • This check is mailed by USPS directly to teacher-applicant at his/her school address.

7. Applicant promptly delivers the check to his/her principal for appropriate processing.

8. ASAP Applicant verifies receipt of the check as follows:

  • Applicant writes email to with Subject “Check # _ _ _ _ to Principal” stating: I delivered Check # _ _ _ _ to Principal of (school) ____________ (date) __________. (Please cc this email to your Principal.)

9. This prompt verifying email is required to complete the application process. 

Questions about the guidelines or process? EMAIL us at

Teacher Assistance Proposal

To enhance your educational effectiveness STEM-CAN Supporters (SCS) is offering direct financial assistance to teachers in regular or traditional neighborhood public schools in Southern Arizona. If you are a teacher in such a traditional public school (not charter), you may apply for up to $600. Your Principal's expressed approval of the project is necessary.  Respecting the above GUIDELINES, you may follow the link below to apply.

CLICK HERE to fill out the online application!