Awards & Scholarships

Each year, MassBioEd and our partners recognize an outstanding school, teacher, and student for their achievements in life sciences education.

Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award

The Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award recognizes a New England high school that distinguishes itself through exemplary school-wide educational programming in the life sciences. The award was named in honor of Joshua Boger, Ph.D. to recognize his sustained commitment to excellence in science education. The Boger Family Foundation awards the school with $5,000 to be used for equipment and supplies to support the life sciences.

Applications for the Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award are being accepted through August 1st, 2021. Please click the link below to apply.

Henri. A. Termeer Champions for Biotechnology Teacher Award

In celebration of Henri A. Termeer’s commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists, the MassBioEd Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology and Life Science Educator Grant recognizes dedicated life sciences teachers from Massachusetts schools who mentor their students in answering and more importantly, asking rich questions in the spirit of scientific excellence.  

With the intent to celebrate educators who launch and expand biotechnology and life sciences curricula in their high-school classrooms, the Termeer Educator Grant provides a teacher with the opportunity to enrich their own learning and educational craft with a grant to be used toward professional development or continuing education in life science-related fields and equipment or reagents needed for innovative life sciences curricula. Additionally, the awarded candidate will have the opportunity to share and present the impacts of their enrichment to the MassBioEd Selection Committee upon completion of the grant-funded work. 


You may nominate yourself or a colleague by filling out the application and submitting a 500-word essay that describes the nominee’s success in transforming life sciences learning through a culture of discovery and the incorporation of authentic science activities. Share any details regarding student impact and how the nominee hopes to further innovate and enrich life sciences curriculum. You also have the option to submit a reference.

Closing date for all nominations is August 1st, 2021. The winning applicant will be honored at the Champions for Biotechnology Award Ceremony during the evening of Tuesday, October 26th, 2021.

Participants in MassBioEd’s BioTeach Program will receive preference but all educators meeting the criteria outlined above are encouraged to apply. Please click the link below to apply.

Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship

In celebration of Henri A. Termeer’s commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists, each year the Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship program recognizes one outstanding student who plans to enroll in an eligible 4-year life sciences undergraduate program. The winning student receives a $2,500 scholarship.

Learn more about the Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship.