Andrea Fristoe

Rigorous Professional Development is Now More Accessible with CASE Institute Scholarships and Grants

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Feb 8, 2018

This is an article from the February 2018 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.

 

Are you interested in attending a CASE Institute this summer? Are you looking for financial support to fund your professional development experience? Are you worried your administration won’t help pay your way?

 

CASE understands that although its professional development offerings have the potential to revolutionize your classroom and program, there is a financial commitment involved. This is why there are numerous scholarship and grant opportunities available thanks to the generous sponsors who support CASE and agricultural education.

This year, there are three separate scholarship categories available.

 

The first is a partial CASE Institute Scholarship of $2,000 to attend the Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) or Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) CASE Institutes. These scholarships are provided by the Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM), in partnership with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA).

 

The second opportunity is for a partial CASE Institute Scholarship of $1,500 to attend any CASE Institute. Priority will be given to teachers who are attending Natural Resources and Ecology (NRE) CASE Institutes. These scholarships are provided by the CHS Foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

 

The third opportunity is for a partial CASE Institute Scholarship of $1,600 to attend the Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) field test CASE Institute. This opportunity is provided by Firestone as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

 

The scholarship application is due on February 28, 2018. For more information regarding these CASE Scholarship and Grant opportunities click here, or direct your questions to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director at miranda.chaplin@case4learning.org.

 

In addition to these scholarship and grant opportunities, there is an additional scholarship available for teachers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. (Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire) thanks to the support of Farm Credit East. For more information, or to complete the Farm Credit East CASE Institute scholarship application, please click this link. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 2, 2018.

 

There are so many benefits of adding CASE to your program. From enhancing the science of agriculture, to strengthening your teaching skills and providing your students with more one-on-one interaction, CASE is sure to positively transform your classroom. With the help of these scholarships, not only are you able to further develop your skills, but you are given the opportunity to help your students achieve exponentially.

 

For more information about CASE Institutes available this summer, follow this link.

 

CASE would like to thank its generous sponsors for providing our agriculture teachers with these scholarship opportunities.

 

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