The Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation promotes the vision and strategic priorities of Roanoke County Public Schools through the development and distribution of donated financial resources. One of the primary ways that the Foundation directly supports the work of classroom teachers is the teacher grant program. The purpose of the grant program is to fund classroom projects using project-based and inquiry-centered learning to help students go beyond learning today’s academic context to develop Opportunity Ready skills and knowledge.
The teacher grant program reflects the division’s vision to prepare students not only in the traditional core subjects, but also to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, creativity, innovation, and collaboration. In order for students to succeed, they need to be able to use technology to learn content and skills so they know how to learn, think critically, solve problems, use information, communicate, innovate and collaborate. This includes authentic STEM-related projects. The project should be a rigorous learning experience.
The Foundation funds projects that directly enhance student learning and that are innovative, creative and closely align with project-based learning. We do not fund basic school supplies, parties, professional development for teachers, purchases that would otherwise be funded by the school division and will not be used solely for technology or equipment.
The average grant amount could be as much as $250 per project. Some grants may be awarded more than $250. Preference will be given to new applications.
Apply today! Complete the grant application below.
The completed and signed application should be returned to Chuck Lionberger at the RCPS Central Office, no later than December 11, 2020. You can submit applications via the pony, or mail to:
RCPS Education Foundation
5937 Cove Road
Roanoke, VA 24019.
Please be sure to include all requested documentation. Grant applications that do not include documentation are less likely to be selected.
The grant recipients will be notified in writing. Funds must be used by the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Any funds not used will be returned to the foundation.