Grants

Melrose Public School teachers have great ideas and now they have another place to turn to put those new ideas into practice: the Melrose Education Foundation.

Through the Melrose Education Foundation, educators in the Melrose Public Schools can apply for grants to pay for professional development (PD) opportunities, project-based learning initiatives, guest speakers, and other classroom programs that foster innovative practices to directly impact student learning.

 

Spring 2014 Mini-Grants

The Melrose Education Foundation is pleased to make available a limited amount of funding to Melrose Public Schools staff through our mini-grants program from April 15 to May 15, 2014 or until funding is exhausted.

Grants may be used for professional development, technology, curriculum materials, and classroom-based projects that enhance curriculum. Please read the application guidelines and scoring rubric before applying and direct questions to Kim LaFontana, Grants Committee Chairperson. Submit your Mini-Grant application here.

 

Fall 2013 Grants

The fall 2013 grant application submission period ended on Friday, November 29, 2013. In December 2013, The Foundation awarded $18,000 in grants to Melrose educators. View a list of the 2013 grant recipients and their projects.

 

Supporting Bright Ideas

The goal of Melrose Education Foundation grants is to advance the curriculum objectives of the Melrose Public School District and promote excellence, academic rigor, and creativity in teaching and learning.

What do you envision for the Melrose Public Schools?

  • A botany garden for hands-on learning in biology and environmental science classes?
  • A living language lab that allows students to practice their foreign language skills?
  • Scientists, engineers, architects, and authors in the classroom bringing learning to life?
  • Educators empowered with the funding to pursue new project-based learning for hands-on experiences in the classroom?
  • Students exploring solutions to today’s environmental or social problems through hands-on activities and group projects?
  • Engaging guest speakers that inspire teachers and offer practical strategies for advancing teaching and learning?

The Melrose Education Foundation envisions a community mobilized in support of a high-performing, innovative school district that engages all students, empowers educators to try bold, new ideas, and creates a student body that makes a difference in an ever-changing world. As such, the Foundation expects to receive a wide range of grant proposals that impact many students across the Melrose Public School District.

Please note: In connection with the Melrose Education Foundation’s fall 2013 grant cycle, the Foundation serves as the administrator of $10,000 in City of Melrose Innovation Grant funds, and such administration will, at all times, be subject to the review, authorization, and approval of the Mayor of the City of Melrose, or his designee.