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Turn Classroom Dreams to Reality with California Casualty's $2,500 Academic Award


San Mateo, CA, June 22, 2016 … Whether it's for new books, electronic tablets or exciting field trips, California Casualty is ready to help educators with a $2,500 Academic Award.

Instead of worrying about paying for classroom supplies this summer, let California Casualty pick up the check. The $2,500 Academic Award was created in 2012 to give K-12 teachers, who often spend $500 to $1,000 of their own funds each year, a financial break buying necessities for the classroom.

New Jersey's Tony M. is purchasing exercise and workout equipment for physical education students at the middle school where he teaches.

Marina S., a talented and gifted learning support instructor in rural Pennsylvania, is using the award for field trips to treat more students to life enhancing art, theater and cultural events.

The deadline for California Casualty's next $2,500 Academic Award is Friday, July 8, 2016. Visit to enter.

Past winners include:

  • Holly, kindergarten teacher in Ohio
  • Michelle, 5th grade teacher in California
  • Karen, 3rd grade teacher in Nevada
  • Elaine, high school teacher in California

"We appreciate the hard work involved in educating children," said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick. "This award, which supports instructors and school staffs in preparing future generations, defines our 65 year commitment to educators."

Entries for the next Academic Award from California Casualty must be received by July 8. The easy application and complete rules can be found at The winner will be announced in August.

Eligibility requires membership in the AEA, CTA, NEA (National Education Association), or referral by a current member of the state NEA affiliate or one of our other participating educator associations including: ACSA, CASE, COSA, KASA, NASA, UAESP or UASSP.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses across the country. Celebrating 100 years of service, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit or call 1.800.800.9410.

Enter the Academic Award from California Casualty