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2017 Classroom Grant Recipients

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation is presenting Classroom Grants to help make students’ academic achievement dreams come true.  The purpose of classroom grants is to enhance the learning experience of media students in our chapter region’s high schools and/or 501(c)(3) educational organizations by acquiring and distributing resources related to video production, television, and/or broadcast journalism.


The following schools will be recognized at the 2017 Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation Student Production Awards on Friday March 31st at the Crowne Plaza AiRE MSP Airport/Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

Lake Park-Audubon High School


(Grant for teleprompter)

Lake Park-Audubon is a small, rural school district in Minnesota with huge opportunities. LPA offers many classes with real world or college level experience including mass communications where students produce Raider Nation News. The students do not have a teleprompter and currently use cellphones for anchoring scripts. A teleprompter would give students the opportunity for a more professional broadcast experience on set.


Eden Prairie High School


(Grant for remote headset communication)

Eden Prairie High School is a large Twin Cities Metro school with 3,000.  The media department broadcasts several programs including EagleVision News(Weekly), EagleUpdate (intro to Broadcast Journalism course, Daily) and the school’s annual Film Festival is shown throughout the school, and to the SW metro community via local cable access. The studio does not have working headset communication from control room to studio or remote areas. This grant will now allow for  show directors to communicated with camera operators & studio personnel.

The goals of the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation grant program:

  • To provide financial grants to Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation area high schools and/or 501(c)(3) educational organizations seeking to make significant changes in how teachers teach and students learn in the areas of video production, television, and/or broadcast journalism.
  • Fund media projects that are student-focused and positively affect student learning.

For more information on the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation grants, contact our office at or call 952-381-7494