Focus on Freshmen 2019 - Santa Barbara
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Earn Graduate Credit at Focus on Freshmen

Funding Opportunities

Lucile Cornetet Awards for Professional Development
Individual and Seminar Awards available to fund travel, lodging, meals, registration fees, etc.
In 2013, this foundation funded five people to attend the Focus on Freshmen conference.

Teacher Development Grants from McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation
Applications accepted January 15 - April 15

Lumina Foundation for Education
This foundation aims to help raise the number of adults in the United States who complete post-secondary certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees, and credentials. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

The NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants
Applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.

Conference Attendees
Institute Pricing

First Institute

Second and Third Institute (same person*)

Four Institute package (same person*)

20% discount for teams of 3 or more

Fee includes:
  • Institute presentations by expert
  • Textbooks from the Career Choices series (up to a $135 value)
  • Demo account of®
  • A one-year license to Academic Innovations' online professional development website, The Teachers' Lounge (secondary) or The Instructor's Resource Center (post-secondary) and ($249 value)
  • Great food! Lunch, breaks, and afternoon snack each day, along with dinner the first evening
*Using the books provided at the first institute

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment: All registration fees for Focus on Freshmen 2019 must be paid in order to secure your place in your institute(s). Payment can be made by purchase order, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). If payment cannot be made prior to that time, please contact us to make other arrangements.

Cancellation Deadline:
Substitutions are permissible, but all changes or cancellations must be communicated to Academic Innovations in writing no later than 7 days prior to the Institute. Refund requests must be received in writing and sent to