The North Dakota Soybean Council is awarding grants up to $500 on a competitive basis to support projects/lessons related to soybean science or soybean-based food lessons in middle and high school. Funds CANNOT be used for food or snacks unrelated to the soy project/lesson, transportation, labor, or fundraising. Funds will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. These funds provide financial support for education for a classroom projects. The funds are to be used in a hands-on classroom activity.

Selection criteria include (but are not limited to) the number of youths involved, the length (days) of the lesson(s)/project, and the measured youth impact on knowledge of soybeans, soybean industry careers, soy innovations, and soybean consumption and demand.

How to apply for funds:

•   Complete and submit the online Soybean Grant application (below)
•   Purchase soybeans/soybean-based products and/or educational materials & keep copies of receipts.
•   Complete the evaluation form and reimbursement requirements and submit a photo of your classroom activity
•   Deadline to submit reimbursement documentation is 30 days post project
•   No funds will be issued after May 31, 2023. (Disclaimer: NDSC may request additional documentation before remitting payment)

Guidelines:
•   Only materials associated with you project that help students learn more about soybeans, soybean research, and innovations may be purchased for reimbursement funds and must be used in classrooms lessons.
•   To receive reimbursement, receipts for materials purchased must be submitted to NDSC.
•   Receipts must include the printed date and be legible. Illegible receipts without a date will not be accepted.

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* 1. Please select the type of course this application is for:

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* 2. Project/Lesson Name

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* 3. Teacher's Name

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* 4. Teacher's Email Address

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* 5. School Name and Address

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* 6. Briefly describe your project/lesson, including the major goals (200 words or fewer). 

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* 7. How will this project/lesson make a difference for the students? (200 words or fewer)

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* 8. How will this project/lesson make a difference in the families of the students? (200 words or fewer)

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* 9. Approximately how many students will be involved in this project/lesson? 

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* 10. Please list any outside partners and their roles. If none, put "NA". 

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* 11. If possible, would you want to have a local soybean farmer, or ND Soybean Council staff member at your school at some point during this project/lesson?

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* 12. Please provide a brief estimate on how you plan on using the grant funding, if awarded. 
Example: 
#1 - (item name and cost)
#2 - (item name and cost)
etc.......
= Total of grant request (can't exceed $500)

We want to share the successes of your project in partnership with NDSC! By receiving grant funding, you would agree to complete an online evaluation form, fulfill reimbursement requirements, and submit at least one photo of the project/lesson. Our Communications Director may reach out to you to get more information so we can share more about your project in local/state media. This information could also be published in our reports, including our annual report.

We look forward to reviewing your application. If you have any questions please email Shireen Alemadi, Outreach & Education Coordinator at salemadi@ndsoybean.org. 

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