GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
FUNDING SPECIFIC CLASSROOM NEEDS AND HIGHER EDUCATION: GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
The Foundation’s Classroom Grant Program is an annual initiative through which district teachers and administrators apply for individual grants or larger collaborative grants in the arts, technology, and other areas. It is the Foundation’s way of creating an effective grassroots incentive to encourage teachers to reach for excellence.
These grants are all about giving students the skills they need to get 21st-century jobs and the analytic and creative capacity required to succeed in classrooms and life beyond graduation – as well as the incentive to keep them in school. Grants have funded everything from puppet theatres, science labs, and 3-D printers to theatrical scrims for auditoriums, digital-imaging laptops, and field trips.
Additionally, The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District, among many other functions, manages and administers individual scholarships at various levels, established by generous members of the community, and for the specific benefit of PSUSD students going on to higher education.
As the Foundation has grown and become more visible in the community, individuals in the Valley who are looking for investment strategies that benefit youth have increasingly sought out the Foundation as a partner in getting scholarship-gift monies to appropriate, and deserving students. The Foundation is pleased to help manage and distribute these “donor-directed funds,” awarding them where they will have the most impact on students’ lives, and on our community in general.
See first hand how your support transforms learning, by watching the video submitted by Dr. Pamela Cole, Teacher at Nellie Coffman Middle School.