Andrea Fristoe

Scholarship Opportunities for Agriculture Teachers to Enhance the STEM Connections in their Classrooms NOW AVAILABLE -- Apply by February 28th!

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Feb 21, 2019

This is a feature from the February 2019 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.


Looking for ways to help cover the cost of attending a CASE Institute this summer? Thanks to the generous support from several of our sponsors, CASE is now offering multiple CASE Institute scholarship opportunities for agriculture teachers to network and grow professionally, as they work to enhance STEM in their curriculum and programs.


For those interested in attending their first CASE Institute, or wanting to continue their professional development training to offer higher-level CASE courses or additional pathways, there are partial scholarships now available. Thanks to the support of Cargill and the CHS Foundation, through the National FFA Foundation, agriculture teachers can apply for partial CASE Institute scholarships which range from $1,500 to $2,000 to attend any CASE Institute offered this summer. Along with that opportunity, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), in partnership with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA), are generously sponsoring partial CASE Institute scholarships specifically for the Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) and Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) CASE Institutes. Each of these scholarships are valued at $2,000.


“Since its inception, EDA’s Foundation, the Equipment Dealers Foundation, has provided scholarships for students looking to begin or further a career in ag,” said Joe Dykes, VP of Industry Relations for EDA. “Now we are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with AEM and CASE to promote the value of an agricultural education from the other side of the classroom. Sponsoring scholarships for teachers is consistent with one of the Foundation’s most important goals, workforce development. The specific programs we’re sponsoring are aimed at closing the skills gap, or the gap between supply and demand for equipment technicians – a major issue in our industry right now. We believe working together to get people excited to teach and learn about agriculture is the best way to grow and sustain interest in our industry.”


Are you ready to get started planning a great summer of professional development that will transform your curriculum? Make sure to take a look at these opportunities and check out the current CASE Institute schedule here.


Applications for these CASE Institute scholarships are due by February 28th. For more information about the scholarships and to apply, follow this link.


Thank you to our sponsors!