SPRING 2020 GRANT APPLICATION
Deadline: 4 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2020
Bruce Vento Science Educator Grant; Classroom, Education Support Professionals, and Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Grants; and Second-Year Classroom Grants

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying

Bruce Vento Science Educator, Classroom, and Education Support Professionals Professional Development Grants

  • Am I an active member of Education Minnesota?
  • Will the professional development I am seeking help me improve my job performance?
  • Will I be able to participate in the professional development opportunity and share what I learn with my colleagues?
  • Have I discussed the grant proposal with my local union's president and received their support should the project be funded?

Bruce Vento Science Educator Equipment or Materials Grants
  • Do I have all of the technology I would need to successfully carry out my proposal if I were awarded this grant?
  • Have I made sure the equipment or materials I am requesting cannot be purchased by my principal, district, or local union?

Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Grants
  • Am I an active member of Education Minnesota?
  • Do I have a reasonable expectation of being in a position to manage a project during the next school year?
  • Do I have information that leads me to believe that the project I am considering will improve student achievement?
  • Does my project idea address the needs of diverse or students at risk of failure?
  • Do I have partners with whom I can plan and implement this project?
  • Am I willing to share what I learn from this project with other educators?

Second-Year Classroom Grants
  • Am I an active member of Education Minnesota?
  • Do I have a reasonable expectation of being in a position to manage a project during the next school year?
  • Do I have information that leads me to believe that the project I am considering will improve student achievement?
  • Does my project idea address the needs of diverse students or students at risk of failure?
  • Do I have partners with whom I can plan and implement this project?
  • Am I willing to share what I learn from this project with other educators?

If you answered “yes” to these questions and you did not request reimbursement of the $5 assessment to the Foundation, you should feel confident that the Foundation will give your project serious consideration.

Note for applicants from the Education Minnesota Foundation Board:
The Education Minnesota Foundation Board cannot fund applications that request stipends for members’ time. Stipends for outside services may be funded. If you have questions about this, please contact Dayonna Knutson at dayonna.knutson@edmn.org.

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