Sam’s Club Offers Study Grants for Teachers to Visit Fair

Deadline: December 15, 2007
As part of the launch of its new fair-trade-certified coffee, warehouse retailer Sam’s Club ( ) has joined coffee roaster Cafe Bom Dia and TransFair USA ( ) to offer a weeklong
summer 2008 study grant opportunity for junior high and high school teachers interested in teaching about fair trade.

Teachers are invited to enter the national essay contest and apply to win one of ten expenses-paid trips to visit fair-trade cooperatives, farms, and communities in Brazil next summer.
Study grants will be awarded to teachers who express exceptional ideas to educate students on the economic, social, and business lessons surrounding fair trade.
The study grant competition is open to full-time junior high and high school teachers (seventh grade and up) from public or private institutions who can reasonably expect to teach at least
fifteen hours a week during the 2008-09 school year and dedicate at least five lessons to topics related to fair trade. Winners are expected to travel to Brazil, July 20-26, 2008, and integrate
that trip into fair trade lessons during the 2008-09 school year.
Program details are available at the Sam’s Club Web site.
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