BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards

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The Spring 2018 BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant application period is open from January 30th to March 2nd, 2018.

Click here to start the application. The online application system will not let you save your progress, so we recommend that you type the information into a Word document and then copy and paste it over to the online form when you are ready to submit the application. A list of tips regarding the minigrant applications can be found here.

Please note: applications are now online forms only. A copy of the application can be found below for your convenience.

Minigrant Application – Spring 2018

BEP Nissan Minigrant Video Upload

635848454912183339--MG-0103Come and celebrate our most innovative teachers!
Since our founding in 1988, the Business Education Partnership Foundation (BEP) has been part of the education success story in Rutherford County. BEP Foundation’s mission of helping prepare students for the workforce addresses the reality of skill gaps, and equips students with the information they need to make purposeful, intentional choices about their careers.
The BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards help students learn the connections between classroom lessons and real-world careers based on those concepts. Thanks to BEP’s partnership with Nissan, we will award grants to teachers in the public schools of the Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City School Systems who have submitted innovative approaches to teaching classroom lessons. According to an MTSU study, the average BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant impacts 417 students in Rutherford County. Minigrants are awarded twice annually with grant applications open in January and September.

Hear what the students of Homer Pittard have to say about their recent BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant funded projects. Special thanks to Dr. Agee for sharing their experiences with us!

What other projects has the BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrants funded? Check out the other examples below!

Josh Hoevelmann’s classes at Stewarts Creek High School gleaned the basics of soldering as they learned how to prepare and complete full cable assembly of audio cables.


Web Hutchings gave his Oakland Middle School students hands-on experience with robotics.


Sarah Dickerson was able to provide LaVergne High School students with sustainable agriculture education for years to come.

Christina Hurt from Siegel High School did a project with her students called, “What’s in Your Water? An Analysis of the Stones River.” Learn more about the specific information covered by viewing her minigrant evaluation.


Looking for a specific document related to the BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrants?

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, you can find information below.

Minigrant Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor Registration

Minigrant Tips

Fall 2017 Evaluation Form

Spring 2018 Evaluation Form





“My students have benefited greatly from the BEP Foundation’s grants and programs. We are so fortunate to have this excellent resource in our community.”

Luke Dickerson, Murfreesboro City Teacher

“I support BEP’s initiatives to help prepare students for the future. Our children have personally benefited from the BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards their teachers have won, and we have seen firsthand the value of showing students real-world examples of their classroom lessons.”

Tara Stone

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