Award & Scholarship Applications

INSTRUCTIONS for Applications: The cover sheet and signature pages for all awards applications are provided as Word document forms. Open those documents in Word and fill in the indicated fields. Use a seperate Word document for the narratives required for some awards applications.

Suporting information for each award is in PDF format. Accessing the files requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available FREE from the Adobe website.

2014 Award Applications

2014 Awards Notes

Award applications will not be accepted without completed cover sheets and signature pages.

The 2014 Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Program Award is contingent upon sponsorship by Toyota. If Toyota does not sponsor this award, it will not be given in 2014.

The 2014 Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award is contingent upon sponsorship by PotashCorp. If Potash does not sponsor this award, it will not be given in 2014.

 

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National Agriscience Teacher of the Year

The National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who have inspired and enlightened their students through engaging and interactive lessons in the science of agriculture. Teachers who have previously been selected as National Finalist or awarded the National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award are ineligible to apply. potash logo

We anticipate the 2014 Agriscience Teacher of Year program will be sponsored by Potash as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. However, if this award program is not sponsored for 2014, no award will be given.

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning - NAAE Upper Division Scholarship

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning and proceeds from the ticket raffle at the NAAE convention, NAAE will award scholarships to students who are majoring in agricultural education and who will be completing their student teaching in the fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters. Previous recipients of the NAAE Upper Division Scholarship are not eligible.

The postmark deadline for submitting applications to the NAAE office is May 15, 2014.

Application Form (PDF)

 

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NAAE Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award

This program distinguishes NAAE members who are at the pinnacle of their profession—those who are conducting the highest quality agricultural education programs. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness and professional activities. Outstanding agricultural educators are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education. Individuals may receive the regional award only once; previous regional winners are not eligible to apply.


We anticipate the Outstanding Teacher Award will be sponsored by Toyota as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

The postmark deadline for submitting state winning applications to the NAAE office is May 15, 2014

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Outstanding Young Member Award

As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, the NAAE Outstanding Young Member Award program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. NAAE members who have completed at least three but not more than five years of teaching are eligible to apply for this award; members who are currently in their sixth year of teaching are eligible to apply. Individuals may receive the regional award only once; previous regional winners are not eligible to apply.

The postmark deadline for submitting state winning applications to the NAAE office is May 15, 2014

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Outstanding Secondary/Middle School Program Award

A goal of NAAE is to promote outstanding programs in agricultural education and effectively communicate success stories. The Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Ag Ed Program Award promulgates that goal. Agricultural education programs in middle schools and secondary schools are eligible to participate in this recognition program.

Previous regional winners may reapply for this award every five years if they choose (that is, programs that won the regional award in 2013 may reapply in 2018).

We anticipate Monsantothe 2014 Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education program award will be partially sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.


The postmark deadline for submitting state winning applications to the NAAE office is May 15, 2014

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Program Award

The Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag Ed Program award recognizes exemplary 2-year postsecondary institutions and full time young farmer and adult agricultural education programs. Qualifying young farmer and/or adult ag ed program staff must devote at least 50 percent of their teaching time to this level of instruction. Previous regional winners may reapply for this award every five years if they choose (that is, programs that won the regional award in
2013 may reapply in 2018).

The postmark deadline for submitting state winning applications to the NAAE office is May 15, 2014.

ToyotaWe anticipate the OPAP award will be sponsored by Toyota as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.  However, if Toyota does not sponsor this award, it will not be given in 2014.

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE "Teachers Turn the Key" Professional Development Application

Agricultural education is continually faced with a shortage of qualified teachers. Unless those who have been trained enter and remain in the profession for a period of several years, the shortage of qualified teachers will prevail. As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, NAAE offers the Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship.

NAAE members who are currently in their second, third, or fourth year of teaching are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must be a member of NAAE during the year of application (2013-2014) and be a member of NAAE at the time of the convention at which they receive the scholarship (2014-2015). Applicants must not have attended the NAAE convention previously. All state winners must agree to attend the entire NAAE convention.

The postmark deadline for submitting state winning applications to the national NAAE office is May 15, 2014.

The Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship program is sponsored by RAM Trucks as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

*Note - states may submit up to two applicants for the 2014 Teachers Turn the Key scholarship program.

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Page (Word)

State Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Teacher Mentor Award Application

If you ask agriculture teachers what motivated them to enter and stay in the teaching profession, predominately they will attribute their decision to another agriculture teacher who encouraged them. Many state agricultural education associations have recognized the importance of positive relationships between beginning and experienced teachers by creating formal organizational structures to connect beginning and experienced teachers. This award program will provide additional incentives for experienced teachers to become mentors for beginning teachers, and it will provide beginning teachers a way to say thank you to the experienced teachers who have influenced them.

CEVThe Teacher Mentor Award is sponsored by CEV Multimedia.

The postmark deadline for submitting state winning applications to the national NAAE office is May 15, 2014.

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Ideas Unlimited Award Application

The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE, leadership, and other teaching ideas. The idea may be original or borrowed. Each application should specify how the idea was used by the applicant and how the idea could help others in their teaching.

All active NAAE members, except current members of the NAAE board of directors, who are teaching agricultural education are eligible to enter this competition. In addition, each applicant must have been a NAAE member the three previous years or continuously since he/she began teaching. There are no restrictions limiting the number of times an individual can win the regional contest.

The Ideas Unlimited Award is sponsored by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning.

 

 

The postmark deadline for submitting state winning applications to the national NAAE office is: Region I-April 1, 2014 and Regions II-VI -  May 15, 2014.

Note that all state winning Ideas Unlimited applications must be sent to the NAAE office.

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Outstanding Cooperation Award Application

NAAE will recognize organizations, agribusiness companies, and others who have given outstanding support to agricultural education with the Outstanding Cooperation Award. One recipient from each of the six NAAE regions will be recognized with a plaque at the 2014 NAAE Convention.

State winning applications should be brought to the respective NAAE Regional Leadership Conference for judging.

The plaques for this award are sponsored by Forrest T. Jones & Company

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Outstanding Service Citation Application

NAAE will recognize current and retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with the Outstanding Service Citation.

One recipient from each of the six NAAE regions will be recognized with a plaque at the 2014 NAAE Convention.

MonsantoThe Outstanding Service Citation is sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.


State winning applications should be brought to the respective NAAE Regional Leadership Conference for judging.

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Lifetime Achievement Award Application
(formerly the Honorary Life Membership Award)

NAAE will recognize retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with Lifetime Achievement Award.

One recipient from each of the six NAAE regions will be recognized with a plaque at the 2014 NAAE Convention.

State winning applications should be brought to the respective NAAE Regional Leadership Conference for judging.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is sponsored by Ford as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Application Instructions and Supporting Information (PDF)

Required Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Required Signature Sheet (Word)

Judging Rubric (PDF)

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NAAE Professional State Association Award Application

NAAE will recognize state associations who have aggressively engaged in certain well-planned activities designed to serve the best interest of the members and the profession.

Professional State Association award winners will be recognized at the 2014 NAAE Convention.

State applications should be sent to their respective NAAE Regional Vice President postmarked no later than September 1, 2014.

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