Grants

New Horizons Grant

Grants up to $750 are available for unique, innovative classroom projects which enrich or supplement teaching efforts and learning activities that directly benefit students. This is an opportunity to develop ideas for classroom enrichment not usually possible within the normal school budget restrictions.

Excel Grant

Grants from $751 and up are available to fund Cultural or Educational projects, and equipment and/or resource costs for the classroom that are not possible within normal school budget. Grants will be made for innovative, creative, or unique projects, which enrich or supplement teaching efforts and learning activities in the curriculum that directly benefit students.

Technology Grant

Grants from $751 and up are available to fund technology projects and/or equipment for the classroom or for a course of study. These grants offer an opportunity to develop and implement into established curriculum ideas and projects not usually possible within the normal school budget. Grants will be given for creative and innovative projects in which technology will enrich or supplement teaching efforts and learning activities that directly benefit students enrolled in a specific curriculum.

Fine Arts Performance in HFAC Grant

Grants from $751 and up are available for Fine Arts Performances in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC) that offer enrichment programs for students and performances for the public. These grants fund artists from outside the school district who will conduct workshops/clinics for the students during the school day and who will perform in the evening in the HFAC for the enrichment of community attendees.

Grants for the Arts

Grants from $751 and up are available for enrichment programs for students in the Arts. These may include artists-in-residence, artists from outside the school district, programs and projects that will enrich the learning experiences of students in all areas of the arts curriculum, as well as supplement teaching efforts in those areas.

STEPS Grant for Teachers

“Signatures of Teachers in Enrichment Programs in Summer” (STEPS) is a program for teachers interested in attending off-campus seminars, workshops, conferences, or externships for learning classroom activities for enriching and enhancing classroom instruction for the benefit of the students.

Grants are for up to $1,500 and there is a maximum of three grants per teacher.

STARS grants for Students

“Students Taking Advantage of Renewal in Summer” (STARS) Grants for students are available for students in K-11 for off-campus enrichment programs for the summer time only, approved by classroom teachers, in academics and the arts for seminars, workshops, camps, pre-college programs/classes, career exploration conferences and educational travels. Application window: January 1 - April 30.

Note: Applicants of this grant do not need to complete Phase 3, presentation at a HEF Foundation meeting. Recipients are selected by a review committee in accordance with grant criteria and program budget.

Ventures in Education Student Grant

A grant of up to $1,500 is available to fund innovative, creative educational and/or enrichment projects, workshops, seminars, or programs of study that have been researched, developed and implemented by students under the supervision of a teacher/adviser for classes, organizations, special disciplines, or an individual in an educational experience taking place off campus during the school year.

This grant is not for summer enrichment projects (see STARS Grants for Students).

Please note that applications for student grants are only accepted from students who attend Hamilton School District public schools.