NEA Member Benefits in Partnership with California Casualty For Immediate Release
Robin Freese



California Casualty Helps Cover Cost of Learning Supplies With a $2,500 Academic Award


San Mateo, CA, May 12, 2020 – California Casualty created the Academic Award as a way to offset the financial burden that educators face when spending out-of-pocket for their students’ school supplies.

“It’s a lot of money that I never thought I would have to help my students,” exclaimed recipient Janet Schloz, 4th grade teacher in Tumwater, Washington when she won.

Instructors, administrators and classified employees seeking financial assistance to purchase school-related items for their students can enter at The entry deadline is July 20, 2020.

“Working with educators for almost 70 years, we’ve seen how much they invest for their students,” said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick. “This award is one of the many ways we show support and give thanks for all that they do.”

Previous recipients have used the funds for lab equipment, new books, tablets and field trips. “This award means that I can get more resources for reading into my students’ hands without the financial restraints due to spending money out of my own pocket,” said recipient Lexi C., a Kansas kindergarten teacher.

Today, California Casualty hopes the $2,500 can bring opportunity and relief when there are so many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on school communities. With education needs evolving, this award will give an educator, their students and their school more flexibility and ease in planning for the upcoming school year.

California Casualty has been serving the needs of educators since 1951 and is the only auto and home insurance company to earn the trust and endorsement of the NEA. As a result, NEA members qualify for exceptional rates, deductibles waived for vandalism or collisions to your vehicle parked at school, holiday or summer skip payment plans and free Identity Defense protection – exclusive benefits not available to the general public. Learn how to save by getting a quote at, or by calling 1.800.800.9410.

Enter California Casualty's Academic Award