CAEA Professional Development Scholarships

CAEA provides opportunities for art educators to increase their knowledge and improve their teaching skills. A large portion of this professional development takes place at the annual state conference where attendees can hear world-class speakers, participate in skill-building master classes, and attend intensive workshops that focus on a wide range of topics including curriculum, research, and art assessment.

Over the years, several scholarships have been established by colleagues to honor CAEA members who have shown a lifelong commitment to arts education. These scholarships cover the cost of the conference’s registration fee:

  • The Carol Lockwood Professional Development Scholarship for CAEA members with five or more years' membership in CAEA.
  • The Lynn Hickey Professional Development Scholarship for CAEA members new to the teaching profession.
  • The Eileen O'Brien Elementary Teacher Professional Development Scholarship for a CAEA member who is an elementary teacher.
  • The Joe Koons Memorial Ceramics Professional Development Scholarship for a high school ceramics teacher who is a CAEA member.

The newest professional development scholarship has been created for Pre-Service members, and was named to honor a long-time CAEA member who taught and mentored art education students for over thirty years:

  • The Ron Silverman Pre-service Professional Development Scholarship for a CAEA member who is a student enrolled in an accredited art credential program.

 

Requirements for each of the scholarships:
All applicants will need to establish financial need: Employer (districts, schools, universities, etc.) will provide only partial funding to attend the CAEA state conference. Previous winners of scholarships are not eligible.

 

Deadline for submitting Professional Development Scholarship applications is September 30 of each calendar year for that year’s conference.

 

Scholarship Application Procedure:
Interested members should download an application form and submit it before the deadline. Fill out the appropriate application form, follow the requirements, and submit the application by September 30. Include a one-page proposal, explaining

(1) how the conference would impact your teaching and

(2) how you will share your CAEA conference experience with colleagues at the completion of the conference.

 

The names of qualified applicants will be entered into drawings for the scholarships, and a winner will be chosen at random for each category. The winner’s conference registration fee will be covered by CAEA, but it is the responsibility of the recipient to submit a conference registration form. The scholarship recipient and/or employer will be responsible for all other attendance costs.

Awardees will submit a brief 250-word report after the conference that describes how the two goals listed in the proposal were met. Reports that are especially thoughtful and insightful may be selected for publication in the Painted Monkey.

Donations to the CAEA Professional Development Scholarship Fund can be made by clicking here.

 

 

Carol LockwoodCarol Lockwood Continuing Teachers Professional Development Scholarship

Who May Apply: Applicants must be current, active members of CAEA for five or more consecutive years.

To Apply:
Download a Carol Lockwood Word Doc Application Form that can be filled in digitally and emailed or printed and mailed.

Download a Carol Lockwood Application Form to print, complete and mail. Applications must include a one-page proposal (see description above).

Read about Carol Lockwood.

 

 

Lynn Hickey Professional Development Scholarship

Who May Apply: Applicants must be current, CAEA First Year Professional members or active members within their first five-years of teaching.

To Apply:
Download a Lynn Hickey Word Doc Application Form that can be filled in digitally and emailed or printed and mailed.

Download a Lynn Hickey Scholarship Application to print, complete and mail.

Read about Lynn Hickey and her contributions to art education along with a former student’s reflection: A Tribute to Lynn Hickey.

 

 

Eileen O'BrienEileen O’Brien Elementary Teacher Scholarship

Who May Apply: Applicants must be elementary teachers in K-8 self-contained classrooms (or elementary Special Education teachers) and a current CAEA member. First-time attendees and new members are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Download a Eileen O’Brien Word Doc Application Form that can be filled in digitally and emailed or printed and mailed.

Download a Eileen O’Brien Application Form  to print, complete and mail.

Read about Eileen O’Brien

 

 

Joe KoonsJoe Koons Ceramics Scholarship

Who May Apply: Applicants must be current CAEA members and must teach at least one section/class of a one-year course in ceramics (not merely a unit in an overall arts course) in grades 9-12.

In addition to the one-page proposal, the application should include proof of teaching—a copy of a current ceramics course syllabus and official course description from the school registrar.

To Apply:
Download a Joe Koons Word Doc Application Form that can be filled in digitally and emailed or printed and mailed

Download a Joe Koons Application Form to print, complete and mail.

Read about Joe Koons

 

 

Ron SIlvermanRon Silverman Pre-service Scholarship

Who May Apply: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited California art credential program and must provide proof of enrollment.

To Apply:
Download a Ron Silverman Doc Application Form that can be filled in digitally and emailed or printed and mailed.

Download a Ron Silverman Application Form to print, complete and mail.

Proof of enrollment in an accredited credential program must be included along with the one-page proposal.

Read about Ron Silverman

 

 

Joan PetersonTCAP Joan Peterson Arts Scholar Program

The California Arts Project (TCAP) is a collaborative, statewide network of classroom teachers and university scholars with the mission of improving teaching and learning in the arts. Each year, the Joan Peterson Arts Scholar Program selects one to four teachers who wish to attend a TCAP intensive program or institute but need fee support. All individuals selected as Joan Peterson Scholars will have their TCAP program fees waived and in return will share their institute/program experiences, professional reflection, and learning.

Who May Apply: Current, active members of CAEA for FIVE or more consecutive years.

To Apply: Applicants must send and email their completed application packets to TCAP by May 15. Contact the TCAP Statewide Office for 2018 programs that qualify.

Applications: Application Packet Requirements

For more information contact Kris Alexander, Executive Director of TCAP, Office 909-537-7542, or visit the TCAP website at https://csmp.ucop.edu/tcap.

For the 2018-2019 year. TCAP is expanding the Joan Peterson Arts Scholar program to one arts scholar from each TCAP Regional Site. Contact the TCAP Statewide Office for 2017-2018 programs that qualify.

Read about Joan Peterson

 

 

National Art Education Foundation Grants

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) offers a variety of grants that support projects ranging from professional development and classroom curriculum to research in art education. Visit www.arteducators.org/naef for more information.

Other Professional Scholarships and Learning Opportunities

Visit our Learning Page to read about additional scholarships and other learning opportunities available for teachers.

DonorsChoose.org

Some teachers have received DonorsChoose.org funding for conference registrations.

DonorsChoose.org is a website designed for teachers to obtain needed materials by posting a specific project and the materials needed to complete it. Donors select the projects they wish to fund. It's an effective way to secure the supplies for underfunded art programs. http://www.donorschoose.org/

 
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