Grants to Public School Teachers

Posted by on November 22, 2002

[From the RFP Bulletin]

Jordan Fundamentals Program to Support Public School Teachers
Deadline: June 15, 2003

The Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program was established in 1999 to recognize outstanding teaching and instructional creativity in public secondary schools that serve economically disadvantaged students. The program is presented by the Jordan brand, a division of Nike, Inc., and administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.

The program awards funding to teachers or paraprofessionals who work with students in grades six through twelve in a U.S. public school. Applicants should demonstrate instructional creativity and exemplify high learning expectations for economically disadvantaged students. At least 40 percent of the student population at the applicant’s school must be eligible for the free or reduced school lunch program.

Applicants must develop an original lesson plan or thematic unit. Unique teaching methods and projects are encouraged. Grants can be applied to resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, or other costs related to field trips. Up to 400 grants of $2,500 will be awarded annually. Guidelines and applications can be downloaded from the program’s Web site.

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