The NACAT Education Foundation is pleased to present various Awards to aid automotive educators in their endeavor to be the best teacher they can be. Currently, the NACAT Education Foundation is the sole benefactor of one award, The NACAT Education Foundation New Automotive Teacher Award, and serves as the distributing party for two Gates Corporation Awards, the Delmar-Cengage Jack Erjavec INNOVATIVE Instructor Award, two AES Wave Presenter Awards, the Mitchell1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship, and the Larry Cotten Memorial Scholarship.
Information on each of these scholarships, and their application forms, can be found in the menu on the left.
However, in short form, the Awards/Scholarships are:
- NACAT Education Foundation New Automotive Teacher Award: An award presented annually to support attendance at a NACAT Conference in the US or Canada for a New Automotive Teacher (within the first five years of teaching). The award will provide NACAT Conference registration fees, $1000 toward travel, lodging, and other expenses incurred in attendance, and a one-year NACAT membership (for non members) or extension (for current members).
- Gates Corporation NACAT Conference Attendance Scholarship Award: Open to all educators, and funded by Gates Corporation, this award provides a winner ($1500) and runner-up ($1000) with funding support to attend the NACAT National Conference so that those who might not normally attend have the opportunity to increase their knowledge, proficiency and professionalism through conference attendance.
- Delmar-Cengage Learning Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award: The annual Jack Erjavec Instructor Award was presented for the first time in June 2007 to foster the professional development of promising new automotive technology instructors. In order to open the scholarship up to more instructors, the Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award will be granted to the instructor who demonstrates the most innovative and effective use of technology in the classroom. Sponsored by Delmar, and administered by NACAT, the $2500 annual award provides funding to allow one instructor each year to attend the summer NACAT conference and other training events.
- Mitchell1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship: This annual scholarship is offered through the NACAT Education Foundation and is presented at the annual NACAT Conference and Awards Dinner. The scholarship recognizes one high school senior for outstanding achievement in automotive technology / auto shop repair scholastics. The winning student receives a $2,500 scholarship, a check for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for the winner and a guest to attend the NACAT conference.
Please look at the eligibility requirements for these awards and apply for all of which you are interested.