NSCF partners with The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University (WKU) to provide advanced STEM training and network building opportunities for 10 middle school science teachers selected annually from a national pool of applicants. The 20 Scholars to date represent 14 states, from Alaska to Maine and Minnesota to Florida. Each Scholar class convenes in June on the campus of WKU for a week of advanced training and project development, and again the following March at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference. A significant requirement of Scholarship is the responsibility for sharing lessons learned with colleagues in the Scholar’s home school, district or state. The ripple effects of this program are being studied as an ongoing research project in innovative education program outcomes by Gatton Academy and the WKU School of Education.