Student-Led Grants

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The Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) is proud to support Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) students in academic achievement and lifelong learning.   
We recognize that students are valuable resources in our school communities and we want to inspire their innovation and passion by funding projects that begin with a great idea and have a lasting impact. 

submission deadline extended to december 2, 2022
 

THE STUDENT-LED GRANT APPLICATION WILL BE OPEN
OCTOBER 12, 2022 - NOVEMBER 27, 2022
NOTIFICATIONS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2022
 

STUDENT LED GRANTS ARE TO BENEFIT A CARMEL CLAY SCHOOLS STUDENT COMMUNITY

A community can be a classroom, grade level, area of the school, student club, a team, or any setting where a group of students will be positively impacted by the great idea. Projects need to be focused on one of these areas:

  • Community Building –  activities, lessons, projects or programs that create positive connections between students;
  • Wellness – physical or mental wellness projects, lessons/activities to promote health and well-being; or
  • STEM –  new ideas for lessons or resources that are related to science, technology, engineering, math or Project Lead the Way curriculum.
     

GRANT APPLICATION CRITERIA

  • Student Ideas Only – The idea needs to come from a Carmel Clay student or a group of students, in grades K-12.  
  • Meets a Need – The project must meet a need in a school community. 
  • Individual or Groups – The application may be submitted by an individual student or a group of students in grades K-12.
    • If being submitted as a group, one student will need to be the main contact.  
    • We suggest no more than five students be involved in the application process.  
  • Video Application – Students will create a 3-5 minute video application based on an outline and rubric
  • Budget – Grant requests can be up to $1,500.  
    • A sound budget showing what exactly the funds will be spent on and point of purchase is part of the application.
  • ​​​​​A written and visual report, completed by both the student and mentor, needs to be submitted within 30 days of the project completion 
    • Grant projects need to be completed by May 30, 2023.
       

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Review grant outline, video rubric and FAQ's
  • Create and upload student video, based on outline and rubric to Google application.
  • Students have to be involved in all areas of the application including creating the video and budget.
  • Receive all necessary approvals prior to completing video and application. 
  • A CCS staff member will sponsor the student(s) applying for the grant. They will guide students in the video application process, complete a Google application, assist students with the budget and grant agreement.
     

QUESTIONS?

Contact Stacey Hetrick, CEF Program Coordinator, shetrick@ccs.k12.in.us, or Tara Ascioti, CEF Grant Chair, tda3boys@gmail.com with any questions.