SEAN Underclassman Involvement Award

What is the Underclassman Involvement Project?

The SEAN Underclassman Involvement Project is an ideal opportunity for future leaders in the education profession. It provides the unique experience of attending a NEA-Student Program national convention during the awarded year. This will give an underclassman the chance to observe the networking and leadership involved at the state and national levels of the student program.

Why was the project started?

The purpose of this project is to entice current freshman education majors to become involved at the state and possibly national levels of the student program. This goal is achieved by sending the award recipient to one of the two national conferences held by the NEA-Student Program each year.

Who is eligible for the award?

Any freshman SEAN member may apply for this opportunity. The recipient will attend the annual NEA-Student Program Connections Conference with the state-elected SEAN Executive Committee as a sophomore. All necessary travel and conference expenses will be paid by SEAN.

How did the project get started?

For several years, the money raised from the annual "silent auction" at the SEAN Fall Conference was allowed to accumulate. During the 2002-2003 year it was proposed that the funds be used to create an "Underclassman Involvement Project". The 2003 SEAN Delegate Assembly charged a SEAN Ad Hoc committee with esablishing the criteria and application process for the project.

Due Date

The 2012-2013 award is due March 1, 2013 and will be announced at SEAN Delegate Assembly on April 6th. The award winner will travel to Atlanta, GA for the NEA-SP Summer Leadership Conference with the SEAN Executive Committee June 28 - July 1, 2013.

I'm in! Where can I get an Application?

Need more Information?

For more information, or if you have any questions, contact Tamra Mick ( or at 800-742-0047.