LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 22, 2015) Clayton Carley from Milford, Illinois, and Shelby Cooper from Bloomington, Illinois, have been selected for the Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). Carley and Cooper are seniors majoring in agricultural education at the University of Illinois.
The $750 scholarship is awarded to upper level agricultural education majors to help offset expenses during their student teaching experience. Fifteen students from across the United States were selected based on their academic performance as well as on leadership and service activities.
Carley will be student teaching during the Spring 2016 semester at Waterloo High School in Waterloo, Illinois, with Mr. Tim McDermott and Ms. Carrie Koester. Cooper will be student teaching at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Illinois, with Dr. Penny Haase-Wittler.
The funding for the NAAE Upper Division Scholarship program comes from National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning and donations by NAAE members.
NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators. It provides its’ nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs. The mission of NAAE is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.” The NAAE headquarters are in Lexington, Ky.