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BEP Nissan Teacher
Minigrant Awards

The BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards help students learn the connections between classroom lessons and real-world careers based on those concepts. The generosity of Nissan enables BEP to award grants to teachers in the public elementary schools of the Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City School Systems who have submitted innovative approaches to teaching classroom lessons.

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.


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 have the BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards funded? Check out the other examples below!

Applications for the BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards are accepted twice annually. The Spring Minigrant application period is now open. Click here to begin the application process!
The application deadline has been extended until November 2nd at 4:30 PM.

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.

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


Minigrant Application - Fall 2019

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Evaluation Forms - Fall 2019