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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. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPRING 2024 GRANT WINNERS!!

These great idea projects were focused on community building or skills for success and positively impacted a classroom, grade level, area of the school, student club, a team or any student group setting.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE LIST OF GRANT RECIPIENTS, THEIR MENTORS, THEIR GREAT IDEA WITH DESCRIPTION, AND THE SCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS WILL BENEFIT.

SPRING 2024 student-led GRANT WINNERS

Reference information below-from 2024 Spring Cycle. 
Next cycle will open in Fall 2024. 

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. 
    • Additional students can help implement the project if the grant is awarded. 
  • 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.
  • CCS Staff Mentor application - A CCS staff mentor (no parents please) will complete the mentor application along with the student applicant(s). 
  • ​​​​​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 mentor application (Google form).
  • 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.

CARMEL EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED THE AWARD OF 9 STUDENT-LED GRANTS SPRING 2023! 

These great idea projects were focused on community building, wellness or stem and positively impacted a classroom, grade level, area of the school, student club, a team or any student group setting.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE LIST OF GRANT RECIPIENTS, THEIR MENTORS, THEIR GREAT IDEA WITH DESCRIPTION, AND THE SCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS WILL BENEFIT. 

SPRING 2023 STUDENT-LED GRANT AWARDS