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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 area served by SASEF. Teachers who have already demonstrated interest and involvement in SASEF by having one or more students participate in SASEF in recent years are eligible. 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.

2020-21 Awards

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

Also, there will be an additional nomination period (March 1 – March 31, 2021) 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 Ann Kronk at

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 26, 2020