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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Grants and Scholarships

Conference Scholarships

This year's National Agriculture in the Classroom conference will be held June 25-27 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is an opportunity for educators from across the country to come together to not only experience agriculture within the host state, but to learn more about how to integrate agriculture into the core curriculum of their classroom.

The following scholarships are available to attend the 2024 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference:

2024 NAITCO Pre-Service/Early Career Conference Scholarship

The NAITCO Pre-Service/Early Career Conference Scholarship is funded in partnership with USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to support preK-12 pre-service and early career teachers whose identity and experiences reflect the communities they serve or are seeking to serve. By including information on environmental and social issues impacting food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences in classroom instruction, preK-12 teachers assist students in understanding the pivotal role of agriculture in the U.S. and world economies. The scholarship is intended to fund pre- and early career in-service teachers through training and opportunities to incorporate food and agriculture curricula in preK-12 classrooms.

This scholarship allows up to 10 pre- and early career in-service preK-12 teachers to find community and learn about tools and resources available to support their success in the classroom through attendance at the annual National Agriculture in the Classroom (NAITC) Conference. Applicants from multicultural groups, teaching underinvested communities, and/or from urban areas are encouraged to apply.

This scholarship (valued at $2,500) will provide:

  • 1- Early Bird Registration ($485)
  • Up to 4 nights lodging at conference location (Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City)
  • Travel to/from Salt Lake City, Utah (reimbursed w/ receipts after conference attendance)

Scholarship Qualifications*:

Pre-Service Students:

  • Currently enrolled junior or senior college student
  • PreK-12 education major

Early Career Educator:

  • State-certified classroom teacher
  • Less than 5 years classroom experience
  • Currently employed by a public or private school
  • Planning to teach during 2024-2025 school year

*Preference given to applicants from multicultural groups, teaching underinvested communities, and/or from urban areas.

2024 Tribal Agriculture Fellowship Conference Scholarship
Application process is now open

The Tribal Agriculture Fellowship (TAF) is a proud partner with National Agriculture in the Classroom to promote agricultural literacy and advance agriculture among Tribal communities. TAF recognizes the importance of agriculture education and growing the future leaders of Native Agriculture. Partnering with the National Agriculture in the Classroom program allows the opportunity for teachers to continue fostering their knowledge of agriculture and implementing those understandings to classrooms of students all over Indian Country.

This year's scholarships will provide:

  • 1- Early Bird Registration ($485)
  • Up to $800 flight credit
  • Lodging at conference location (Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City)

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • PreK-12th grade teacher
  • Teaching Native students (public or BIE schools) or of Native descent
2024 NAITCO Conference Scholarship
Application process is now closed

Recipients will be notified by March 31st.

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