Spring Grant Cycle  - Opens January 1st

“Students Taking Advantage of Renewal in Summer” (STARS) Grants are available for students in K-11 for off-campus enrichment programs for the summer time only, in academics and the arts for seminars, workshops, camps, pre-college programs/classes, career exploration conferences, and educational travels

Stars Grants

Application window: (Spring Cycle) January 1st - April 30th

The Final Report is due by:  SPRING CYCLE  - Sept 30th, 2024 

Students are eligible for the STARS Grants every year if a different program is chosen. STARS Grants are not available for Hamilton credit-based or Summer Opportunities, summer school classes, summer daycare activities, tutoring, athletic camps, church or religious retreats/camps, private lessons, or seminars or workshops not endorsed by teachers in the Hamilton School District.

Students who have received a STARS Grant in the past and have not completed the required final report will not be eligible to apply for another STARS Grant. This also applies to groups of students participating in a summer activity.


The Ventures in Education Grant is available to students in grades K through 11 in the Hamilton School District. This program allows students to take advantage of enrichment activities off-campus during the school year (trips to Washington, D.C., Spring Break, etc.).

Application window: (Fall Cycle) August 1st - October 31st

Application window: (Spring Cycle) January 1st - April 30th

Presentations for Venture grants for students traveling this spring cycle will be on May 8th, 2024, at 6:00 pm at the District Conference office A at the High School (across from the main office at the front of the school) - you will be first on our meeting agenda. 

***IMPORTANT: if you are a student applying for a Washington DC Grant this Spring Cycle, your presentation will be in the Fall Cycle.  You will be contacted with more details in the fall.

The Final Report is due for (Fall Cycle) January 1st and for (Spring Cycle) August 1st.


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