Grants and Scholarships
CHS Foundation provides $500 grants each year to K-12 teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more. Eligible projects include classroom and schoolyard gardens, embryology projects, aquaculture projects and agricultural literacy reading programs to name a few. The CHS Classroom Grant application becomes available on this page in mid-July and the deadline for applications is Sept. 15. Teachers have until June 30 the following year to complete the project and submit a final report. Only state-certified classroom teachers who are employed by a school district are eligible to apply. To learn more about previously funded projects read CHS Foundation Classroom Grants Press Release.
CHS Foundation provides scholarships to K-12 teachers to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference each year. The scholarship covers a $435 early conference registration for teachers selected. The application becomes available on this page in mid-January and the deadline for applications is early March. Recipients are notified in mid-March before the early registration deadline in mid-April. Only state-certified classroom teachers who are employed by a school district are eligible to apply. To learn more about teachers selected to receive CHS scholarships to attend the 2018 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Maine in June read CHS Scholarship Press Release.
Next deadline:The application for 2019 CHS Foundation Scholarships to cover teachers' registration to attend the 2019 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference "AgVenture in the Natural State" set for June 19-21 in Little Rock, AR is now closed.
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). Fifteen projects involving biofuel development, classroom embryology initiatives, innovative aquaponics and hydroponics growing systems were selected for funding from more than 90 highly competitive applications submitted.
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