3050 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

The Emil and Lilly Hassan Teachers' Fund is intended to provide resources to assist teachers who need equipment for projects that fall outside the parameters of BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards.  Proposals must demonstrate quantifiable metrics and outcomes.

Applications are accepted once per year.

Emil Hassan served as chairman of the board of the Business Education Partnership from its founding in 1988 until announcing his retirement at the organization’s 30th anniversary celebration in September.  “Lilly and I, along with our family, feel very strongly about the importance of a good education in a community.  I have always felt and continue to believe that for a community to have good quality of life, it must have two main ingredients:  good education and good healthcare.  There is no better way for us to contribute to our community than through this grant that we are making,” Hassan said.


“Lilly and I have always believed, and continue to feel, that giving back to the community that has been good to us and our family is a must.  We hope that this grant will serve a noble cause of helping teachers who aspire to do more than what their duties require by awarding their grant requests in order to fund needed materials or equipment to facilitate projects and special programs to expand students’ knowledge and better prepare them for the business world,” Hassan said.


Teachers working within the Murfreesboro City Schools and the Rutherford County Schools will be eligible to apply for funds at the beginning of 2020.  Applications for the Emil and Lilly Hassan Teachers’ Fund will be accepted once per year.

Applications are not currently available.