MANHATTAN - Luke Henke, mathematics instructor, Columbus Unified High School, USD 493, was recently awarded a $500 Classroom Grant by the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE), a non-union professional educators’ association serving Kansas educators. Henke will be using the funds to continue to build workstations and 3D pens for specific math concepts in real-world settings.

“KANAAE is excited to provide these materials for Luke’s classroom,” said Garry Sigle, KANAAE executive director. “As a professional association we are committed to helping educators purchase materials through our scholarship and grants program that ultimately benefit students.”

The winners of the KANAAE Teacher Scholarships and Classroom Grants are selected by a committee of their peers from across Kansas. All educators are encouraged to apply. KANAAE provides teacher scholarships and classroom grants exclusively for Kansas educators twice a year. The grants can help pay for a variety of materials for the classroom and scholarships can be used to cover a wide variety of expenses including tuition, books, conferences, and workshops. The next application deadline is Oct. 15, 2018. For more information visit