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Henry Fribourg Teacher Grants

The Trusts Division of the Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair (SASEF) has a program to encourage innovative science and engineering instructional programs and materials for science teachers in the 23 county area served by SASEF. Awards of up to $1,000 are made. Winners will be notified in writing soon after the submission deadline, and a check issued to the teacher’s school.

The purpose of the SASEF Endowment Committee is (1) to foster education in science and engineering and (2) to encourage young men and women to pursue careers in science and engineering through teacher-led educational activities in science and engineering classes.

2023-24 Awards

  • First Prize: $1,000
  • Second Prize: $750
  • Third Prize: $500

PLUS, an additional nomination period (March 1 – March 31, 2024) will be provided for a $400 prize to be awarded to a student nominated by his/her science teacher and school principal who has demonstrated an active interest in pursuing science.  [Teachers who apply for materials grants will receive a student nomination form on March 1.]

Successful Proposals

Proposals should address all items on the Trust Fund Application form. In general, successful proposals have been for:

  • Purchases of science and engineering equipment/materials
  • Teacher and student participation in competitions/symposia
  • Teacher attendance at specific meetings for professional development

Examples of funded proposals in the past include:

  • Small laboratory incubator
  • Ohaus school balance
  • Beakers and other plastic or glass labware
  • Models for tectonic plates
  • Mitosis manipulation, and biomes and ecosystems bingo
  • Electronic balance
  • Sterilizer
  • Other general equipment needed for the science and mathematics laboratory

How to Apply

Please use this online grant application form to complete and submit your proposal. In addition, a support letter from your principal should be e-mailed to Joanne Logan at

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, October 30, 2023