CLassroom Grant recipients

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Foundation offers Classroom Grant Opportunities to enhance the learning experience of media students in our chapter region’s high schools and/or 501(c)(3) post-secondary educational organizations.

Classroom Grants allow educators to acquire and distribute resources related to video production, television, and/or broadcast journalism. Since 2017, the Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation has provided 10 grants totaling nearly $16,600 to local schools for media equipment in their classrooms.

Special thanks to ACOWSAY Film Company for its generous doantion to fund 2023 Classroom Grants

2023 Recipients
CLassroom Grant recipients

Humbolt High School is one of the most diverse schools in St. Paul, MN. Recently, the school added Video and Animation Courses and the Hawks Nest News show. Today, students can share creative endeavors and highlight school events.

The school’s video studio has two multipurpose rooms. The $1,200 grant will fund some video and audio recording equipment to enhance those rooms for use with student music and vocal recording.


BLCK Press Center is a 501 © 3 organization providing on-the-job training to early career BIPOC Journalists. All reporters are BIPOC, and the majority are Black women. The organization has a journalism training program for students.

The $1,200 grant will fund some video and audio recording equipment for its reporters. By equipping its reporters with professional equipment the organization can give them a competitive edge that will help students produce high quality stories and also build on their production skills.

Augsburg University

Augsburg is a very diverse campus. More than 50% of students are people of color. The school offers programs for students in recovery (Step-Up), high-level support for students with disabilities, and welcome all genders and faiths. More than 90% of students receive financial aid.

The $1,200 grant will fund some lighting equipment for video production. The new lights will improve production quality, align with industry conversion to LED, and demonstrate the school’s commitment to green production practices.