Grants and Scholarships
CHS Classroom Grant Application Deadline Sept. 15. Applications No Longer Being Accepted.
Teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade who have an agriculture-related project they would like to conduct during the 2017-18 school year are eligible to apply for a CHS Classroom Grant thanks to funding from the CHS Foundation. Fifteen $500 grants will be distributed to teachers with the most innovative agricultural projects that help them teach their students reading, writing, math, science, social studies and other core subject areas. Projects funded in the past have included STEM school garden, embryology and aquaponics projects, among others. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified by email in early October.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade will learn their reading, writing, math, science and social studies lessons with an agricultural twist thanks to $500 in grant funding from the CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO). Sixteen projects involving pollination activities, innovative hydroponics growing systems and classroom embryology initiatives were selected for funding from more than 90 highly competitive applications submitted.
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CHS Scholarships Available to Teachers for 2018 NAITC National Conference in Maine
Deadline to Apply for CHS Scholarships is March 2, 2018
The CHS Foundation for the fifth year is sponsoring teachers from across the nation to attend the 2018 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference ‘Agriculture for ME on Land and Sea’ in Portland, Maine June 27-29. They are graciously providing $20,000 in scholarships to fund dozens of deserving K-12 teachers. Engaging workshops, traveling workshops, keynote speakers and networking events will provide exceptional learning opportunities for these teachers to increase their comfort level in agricultural topics and also integrate agricultural content into instruction to meet academic standards in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Health/Nutrition. If you would like to participate in an engaging professional development experience and connect with educators from across the country, you should consider applying for this scholarship, which covers the cost of early bird registration of $435. All other travel costs are the responsibility of the individual. The deadline for applications is Friday March 2, 2018.