Brandon DelCorvo Classroom Grant Program

Each year, grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to NYSCATE members for projects consistent with its Mission Statement. They are intended to support innovative projects which align with New York Academic Content as well as the Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards. We encourage PK-12 educators as well as Higher Education faculty involved in teacher preparation to submit a proposal. The grants application window opens up in mid-Winter and is due by April 30 each year.  All grant proposals are reviewed independently by three separate reviewers based on the rubric in May with grant awards submitted to the NYSCATE Board in June for approval.  Grants are announced to the membership in July with grant award checks mailed in th summer.  All grant awardees are encouraged to present their winning grant submission as a poster session at the annual conference in November.

The Brandon DelCorvo Classrooms grants are named in memory of Brandon DelCorvo. Brandon graduated from Gates-Chili CSD and Wymoco (Wyoming and Monroe County) Computer Science Program in 2011.  Brandon was a student at Monroe Community College when he passed on September 20, 2012.  Born with significant physical issues, Brandon lived 19 years of an incredibly full life.  An avid sports fan, he could be seen watching every one his twin brother’s sporting events, knowing every stat on every one of his opponents.  For many years Brandon participated in the NYSCATE Conference, either stuffing bags or working the bookstore with his siblings.  Technology played a large role in Brandon’s life.  It allowed Brandon to graduate with his classmates at GCHS as well as participate in various gaming events. Brandon is and will always be a staple of the DelCorvo family, and through the NYSCATE Classroom Grant Program, a reminder that technology can be a game changer for all students.

NYSCATE Awards Program

Each year, NYSCATE recognizes outstanding work done by New York educators with our three main awards:

  • Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Leader of the Year Award
  • Superintendent of the Year Award.

These awards recognize members who have implemented or demonstrated the use of technology to improve education in an outstanding manner in their specific role. The nominee's work reflects NYSCATE’s mission to transform teaching and learning through technology. Nominations for each of the awards opens up in the summer and are due by October 15, 2023.  All nominations are then reviewed by the Grants & Awards Committee of the NYSCATE Board in October.  Winners are announced in early November and honored during the NYSCATE Annual Conference on Sunday, November 19, 2023.