• 2020-21 Staff Scholarships, Individual Grants and Collaborative Grants

    Please read these instructions carefully and completely to ensure the best outcome for your application submission: 

    Deadline for application submission -- Sunday, June 14, 2020, at 11:59 pm 

    Winners will be notified at their schools by the Prize Pep Rally in September 

    If you have any change in campus, grade level, etc. that will affect your grant request, or if you leave the district, you must notify the Denton Public School Foundation about the change to determine if your application may still be considered. 

    We strongly encourage you to attend a DPSF grant-writing workshop, when they are offered this spring, to learn how to enhance your proposal for a more effective and creative presentation.


    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


    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.    

    Click this link to apply: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/dentonstaffscholarship


    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 the team member(s) will be described in the application. 

    Each teacher/applicant may submit only one request as the lead applicant but may be included as a co-applicant on another request.

    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 are required to use DISD approved vendors.  To access a list of these vendors, sign-in on the DISD website and select in the following order -Departments & Services - Purchasing - Approved Vendors & Related Links (on left menu) - Preferred Vendor Lists-Sorted Alphabetically 2019-2020. If a vendor is not on the approved list, please contact Jenifer Fuller at jfuller@dentonisd.org or your campus secretary/bookkeeper – for further instructions. You will be required to put the vendor number in the form for each item in your budget.

    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.

    Click this link to apply: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/dentongrant


    Collaborative Grants

    Collaborative Grants (from $1001 up to $4,000 each) will be awarded to Denton Independent School District campuses for personnel working directly with students (such as teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, and similar staff members). At least 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. 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 are required to use DISD approved vendors.  To access a list of these vendors, sign-in on the DISD website and select in the following order -Departments & Services - Purchasing - Approved Vendors & Related Links (on left menu) - Preferred Vendor Lists-Sorted Alphabetically 2019-2020. If a vendor is not on the approved list, please contact Jenifer Fuller at jfuller@dentonisd.org or your campus secretary/bookkeeper – for further instructions. You will be required to put the vendor number in the form for each item in your budget.


    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.

    Click this link to apply: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/dentoncollaborativegrant


    We are now using a cloud-based program so you can edit your application up to the point you hit submit. Once you create an account you may receive reminders every so often if your application is incomplete. It will still be your responsibility to ensure the application(s) are submitted by the deadline of June 14, 2020, at 11:59 pm. We are very excited about this new process and welcome feedback - dpsf@dentonisd.org

    Please consider these suggestions before you click “Submit”

    • Know your audience – Remember that many reviewers are not educators so acronyms, abbreviations and “education language” will need to be defined and explained.
    • Spellcheck your document – it is a valid expectation that educators will use correct spelling and grammar in their requests for funding!
    • Give detailed and clear explanations for the items you are requesting – don’t assume the reader will always know what these educational tools are.
    • Reach out to the vendor you would like to use and ask for a quote. Often they offer special pricing or free shipping. Let them know that the order will not be placed until Fall 2020.
    • Be sure you answer each question clearly and give tangible, achievable goals.
    • Review – and then review again! Ask 2 or 3 others to read your application for clarity and content before you submit.
    • Did you attend our presentation at Summer Seminar or TIA in 2019? Find a copy of the presentation here - DPSF Grant Presentation  

    Thanks for what you do for our students every day – and best of luck!