Carroll Education Foundation to Award a Record $100,000 in Grants
Oct 17, 2016 07:40AM
● By Audrey Sellers
Get ready for a Prize Parade to top them all: the Carroll Education Foundation (CEF) is distributing a record 28 teaching grants in the amount of $100,000 on October 25. Members of the CEF board, CISD school board, top sponsors and administration will meet at the CISD administration building at 8:45 a.m. to kick off the traditional Prize Parade. Additionally, big checks will be presented at each school, lead by the Carroll Dragon Drum Line.
Since its inception in 1996, the CEF has awarded more than $1,345,000 in grant funding. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose sole purpose is to enrich, expand and protect excellence in education by creating and distributing resources for the benefit of the students of the Carroll Independent School District. Only through cash contributions and donations from the annual Culinary Celebration fundraiser, Friends of CEF program and Community Partner events such as Dine for Dragons, is the foundation able to distribute and award these important and much needed teaching grants.
Writing a grant proposal is tedious and each teacher must identify a student need, research various ways of fulfilling that need, come up with a creative grant approach, determine all the costs involved with the implementation of the grant and organize all that data into a cohesive grant application. This takes an enormous amount of time and dedication. It is only fitting that we publicly recognize their commitment to our children’s education. By funding these grants, their innovative and creative instructional approaches to teaching will become both a reality and an integral part of their students’ curriculum.