Grants and Scholarships


NSTA offers two grants to its members:

The Thomas Built Buses Grant is given out at our Annual Meeting & Convention, and is a $2,500 grant for continuing education.

Zonar and NSTA are jointly sponsoring a grant for up to $50,000 in smart fleet management hardware technology.  The Don Carnahan Memorial Grant is offered to NSTA members who are looking to upgrade their fleet operations and performance with Zonar technology.  Grants are announced at NSTA’s Midwinter Meeting.

NSTA members are also encouraged to apply for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2018 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Funding Opportunity. This rebate program replaces and retrofits older school buses in both the public and private sector. The total funding for this opportunity is approximately $75 million.