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Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Grant Winners! $25,000 was awarded.

Innovative Classroom Projects We will award Innovative Classroom Grants in two categories: 1. Projects up to $500 and 2. Projects $501 to $1000. These grants are for projects that encompass innovation, creativity, educational value, student involvement, and teacher involvement. Teachers can apply for this grant individually or as a group. Media specialists, guidance counselors, and other staff can apply for this grant if the project is to benefit students.

McCollum Art Grant We award three McCollum Art Grants for up to $500 each. This grant is specifically designed to help teachers and staff bring fine art projects into the school. The project needs to have a fine art focus however you do not have to be a fine arts teacher to apply. "Arts" include, but are not limited to, visual art, dance, theatre, and music.

Principal Project Grant The Principal Project Grant will be awarded to a school principal or assistant principal for up to $2,000. This grant is designed to help administrators bring in a program, training, or workshop that would benefit the staff or students of the school. Only one administrator per school may apply.

Professional Development Grant This year we will award Professional Development Grants in two categories: 1. Up to $500 for an individual to receive professional development or 2. up to $1000 for professional development for a group or to bring a trainer to FMSD. These grants are to help cover expenses for professional development workshops, trainings, or courses. Anyone can apply, teachers, media specialists, guidance counselors, etc.

TEC Dowling Grant for Technology This $500 grant is specifically for software or technology upgrades or additions to the classroom. Anyone can apply, teachers, media specialists, guidance counselors, etc.