Xenia Community Schools Foundation Invites Grant Applications for the 2017-2018 School Year
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a first round of applications for classroom grants for next school year. Applications submitted through May 31, 2017, will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in early June. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by June 30, 2017.
In addition to grants funded by the Foundation itself, Dr. Nodie M. Washington, PhD, former XCS Board of Education member, has committed to providing $2,750.00 annually to fund the Dr. Jenene Washington-Stepter Science Grants in honor of her daughter (XHS graduate and Class of 2013 Hall of Honor inductee). Funds are designated as follows: elementary buildings $250.00 each, Warner Middle School $500.00 and XHS $1,000.00. The criteria for these grants are to impact a broad cross section of students within the school and can apply to the following areas:
- Science Tools/Equipment
- Laboratory Supplies
- Science Field Trips
- Science Teaching Consultants (innovative techniques/tools on teaching science)
- Guest Speakers in Science
The XCS Foundation’s Grant Program is designed to enrich learning experiences for Xenia area students. It is an opportunity for staff, parents and community members to put creative ideas into practice with financial support from the Foundation. Priority for funding is given to projects that support knowledge, academic growth and literacy. Residents and employees of the Xenia Community Schools District are eligible to submit a grant proposal.
Application guidelines and the application form are available on the XCS website (click the Xenia Community Schools Foundation icon on the left sidebar of the XCS website’s main page) and on the Foundation website at: xcsfoundation.com. The standard application and guidelines should be used for the XCSF funded grants and the Dr. Jenene Washington-Stepter Science Grants.