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. We now have 70 Scholars representing middle schools in 31 states, from Alaska to New York and Wisconsin 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.