ALL Grant Applications will be completed ONLINE!
DUE: April 15th
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AENJ Personal Grants
The RICK LASHER Professional Growth Grant
(formerly the NAEA Conference Professional Growth Grant)
This Grant, named after former AENJ President Rick Lasher for her dedication and commitment to Professional Growth and Development of all art teachers in New Jersey, provides money to attend the NAEA convention as part of professional development.
NAEA Convention Pre-Service Teacher/Student Professional Growth Grant
This Grant exemplifies AENJ’s dedication and commitment to professional growth and development of all pre-service/student art teachers in New Jersey by providing money to attend the NAEA convention as part of professional development.
AENJ Conference Residency Grant
The Art Educators of New Jersey Executive Board recognizes that attendance at the Art Educators of NJ (AENJ) conference is important to the professional growth of the members of AENJ, thus furthering AENJ goals. This grant was established to encourage full attendance at the AENJ convention, including the evening programs and activities, as a part of professional development.
Summer Workshop Grant
The Art Educators of New Jersey Executive Board recognizes that art teachers have a strong, ongoing commitment to their practice as an artist and teacher. This grant was established to encourage art teachers to attend summer workshops to rejuvenate themselves as artists and enhance their skills as educators. A maximum of $500.00 will be awarded to the grant recipient.
AENJ Community Grants
AENJ Student Art Enrichment Grant (1st - 11th Grade)
The Art Educators of New Jersey's Executive Board recognizes that art teachers have a strong ongoing commitment to their practice as an artist and teacher. This grant is intended to provide AENJ art teachers an opportunity to encourage their students entering grades 1 through 11 to participate in art classes, beyond those offered by the regular school curriculum. (Please note: the beginning grade level of first grade has been selected because the grants will be evaluated in the Spring and given out in June; the earliest the grant could be used is the summer after the students first year at school. Therefore, kindergarten students entering 1st grade in September 2009 are eligible. Likewise the ending grade of eleventh grade has been selected because the grant could then be used the summer before their senior year.) This scholarship may be used for tuition and/or supplies needed for the said class.
The Grade Category is as follows:
· Grades 1 - 4
· Grades 5 - 8
· Grades 9 - 11
· A minimum of one (1) grant will be given in each Grade Category that receives applications.
· A minimum of $100 will be awarded to the grant recipient.
· A student cannot receive more than one (1) grant per GRADE CATEGORY.
AENJ Executive Board Youth Art Month Grant
The Art Educators of New Jersey Executive Board recognizes that Youth Art Month is our members’ greatest tool for advocacy. This grant was established in 2006 to encourage creative Youth Art Month celebrations throughout the state. This grant is due December 31st.
AENJ Special Events Grant
The Art Educators of New Jersey Executive Board recognizes that art education to the community and members is an integral part of our organizations commitment. This grant was established to support events that promote quality art education outside the traditional school setting and that bring art education to a community of people. A maximum of $500.00 will be awarded to the grant recipient.