2017-2018 Grants-to-Teachers and Staff Scholarships

  • All applications must be in by Friday, October 6, 2017.  

    Winners will be notified at their schools by the Prize Patrol on Friday, December 8, 2017. 

     

    Staff Scholarships 

    Staff Scholarships (ranging from $100 to $1,000) will be awarded to Denton Independent School District staff who wish to:

    • Attend workshops or seminars to enhance educational opportunities in Denton ISD
    • Enroll in courses for either college credit or special certification

    Optional Recommendation:  A very brief email recommendation from a campus administrator or supervisor may be submitted in support of your application.  Please ask your reference to email this to jjackson2@dentonisd.org by Friday, October 6, 2017.  Remind them to not use any identifying information in the letter.   


    All reviews will be anonymous and confidential. A blind review process will apply during evaluation and selection. To ensure the screening process is fair, do not use any teacher or school names or identifying information (e.g. a school mascot, terms such as "RHS Raiders" or club names like the "DHS Fillies") on your application. If you fail to follow this guideline, your application may not be considered for funding.

    NOTE:  The answer spaces are intentionally limited and will only expand to that limit as you type.  Please be concise in your answers -- the quality of an answer is more important than its length.    

     

    Grants-to-Teachers 

    Grants to Teachers ($100 to $1,000 for individual classroom/grade level/department projects) are awarded to Denton Independent School District personnel working directly with students (e.g. teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, etc.).

    Grants are awarded for innovative instructional programs that advance new approaches to teaching or enhance educational opportunities. Funds may be used for equipment, materials, honorariums, etc., but not to pay salaries to Denton ISD employees. The project must involve students and staff members throughout a school, division, club or department/grade level within a school. If applying jointly, a Lead Applicant should be designated and the roles of team member(s) described in the application.

     
    If you are requesting funding for any technology, your request MUST be approved by your Denton ISD campus tech prior to submitting a grant application. They will determine compatibility with district equipment, initiatives, support, etc.

    We encourage you to use DISD approved vendors.  To access a list of these vendors, sign in on the DISD website and click on Departments, then Purchasing.  Click on the link for Preferred Vendors and Related Links.  If a vendor is not on the approved list, please contact Connie Thornton – cthornton@dentonisd.org – for further instructions. Please note that Amazon will not be recognized by DISD as an approved vendor.

    All reviews will be anonymous and confidential. A blind review process will apply during evaluation and selection. To ensure the screening process is fair, do not use any teacher or school names or identifying information (e.g. a school mascot, terms such as "RHS Raiders" or club names like the "DHS Fillies") on your application. If you fail to follow this guideline, your application may not be considered for funding.

    NOTE:  The answer spaces are intentionally limited and will only expand to that limit as you type.  Please be concise in your answers -- the quality of an answer is more important than its length.

     

    School-Wide Initiatives  

    Three (3) School-wide Initiative Grants ($4,000 each) will be awarded to a Denton Independent School District campus for personnel working directly with students (such as teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses and similar staff members). Two of these grants will be designated for STEM related projects.

    Grants are awarded for innovative instructional programs that advance new approaches to teaching or enhance educational opportunities. Funds may be used for equipment, materials, honorariums, etc., but not to pay salaries to Denton ISD employees. The project must involve students and staff members throughout a school, division, club or department/grade level within a school. If applying jointly, a lead applicant should be designated and the roles of team member(s) described in the application. 

    If you are requesting funding for any technology, your request MUST be approved by your Denton ISD campus tech prior to submitting a grant application. They will determine compatibility with district equipment, initiatives, support, etc.

    We encourage you to use DISD approved vendors.  To access a list of these vendors, sign in on the DISD website and click on Departments, then Purchasing.  Click on the link for Preferred Vendors and Related Links.  If a vendor is not on the approved list, please contact Connie Thornton – cthornton@dentonisd.org – for further instructions. Please note that Amazon will not be recognized by DISD as an approved vendor.

    All reviews will be anonymous and confidential. A blind review process will apply during evaluation and selection. To ensure the screening process is fair, do not use any teacher or school names or identifying information (e.g. a school mascot, terms such as "RHS Raiders" or club names like the "DHS Fillies") on your application. If you fail to follow this guideline, your application may not be considered for funding.

     

    NOTE:  The answer spaces are intentionally limited and will only expand to that limit as you type.  Please be concise in your answers -- the quality of an answer is more important than its length.


Teacher Grant and School-wide Initiative Application

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Staff Scholarship Application

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    4. Come back to this tab and refresh the page. 
Brett Moore - 2016-2017 Grant-to-Teachers winner