Oct 15 – STMA Submittal Deadline for just about everything!

Scholarships, grants, Field of the Year & Founders Award applications and nominations due.

The STMA Awards and the SAFE Grants and Scholarship program converge on Oct. 15. That is the deadline to submit applications to be considered for an award, grant or scholarship, or to nominate someone.
Field of the Year applications are filled out by a member seeking to win an award for their baseball, football, softball, soccer or sporting ground field. Go here to fill out an application and find the information required to submit.

SAFE offers three grants:

  1. The Gary Vanden Berg Internship Grantis for a member who worked as an intern in the preceding spring or summer season. This grant is to help an intern offset up to $1,000 in costs he/she incurred while interning, such as transportation, lodging, improve wages, etc.
    2. The Terry Mellor Continuing Education Grant presented by Turface is to help fund a practicing sports field manager’s attendance at the annual STMA Conference and Exhibition. All members of an STMA affiliated chapter are eligible to win, and must be nominated through a letter of recommendation by a national STMA Member.
    3. The Leo Goertz Grant presented by Pioneer funds up to seven two-year memberships for non-STMA members.

Information on how to apply for these grants can be found here.

The STMA’s highest honors, Founders Awards, are peer nominated. Read here about the significance of Harry Gill and Dr. William Daniels to STMA, and how George Toma and Dick Ericson continue to impact the association.

If you know a non-member…please nominate him!

The Leo Goertz Grant presented by Pioneer has been redesigned to help you nominate a non-STMA sports field manager or crew member for a national membership. Just provide brief contact information: name, facility, email or phone, and write a few sentences about why you think this person would benefit from membership. Or, a non-member can self-nominate.

Please fill out this form to nominate a person, or forward this information to anyone who would benefit from a membership in STMA. This is an excellent way to bring networking and educational opportunities to chapter members. The deadline is Oct. 15.

This SAFE grant funds up to seven two-year memberships in STMA and all qualifying submittals will be entered into a random drawing.