EDUCATOR GRANTS

Grant Applications Due

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Since 1992, the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation has awarded over 1 MILLION DOLLARS to District educators through grant funding. On average, educators spend $750 annually of their own money to fund classroom needs. Likewise, over 44% of schools nationally are experiencing a teacher shortage, and 55% of educators have considered leaving the profession. Perhaps now more than ever, educators need to feel supported by their communities and to have opportunities that enhance their classroom environments. 

Grants FAQs

Who is eligible to Apply?

Every employee of Rock Hill Schools is welcome to apply for a RHSEF Grant.

How do I submit an Application?

Applications are accepted online and reviewed twice a year. Simply click the button below to visit our grant portal. 

What criteria should a project meet to be eligible for funding?
We fund impactful initiatives that align with the educational needs and pursuits of Rock Hill Schools. While grant award selection is competitive, the application process is strategically designed with educators in mind.
 
The following guidelines will help optimize success for proposals:
  • Funding should serve students and/or educators within Rock Hill Schools
  • The proposed project should align with the mission of the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation
What is Not Funded?

As a general rule, the following items are not funded when presented in isolation. With that said fresh perspectives and original proposals are always appreciated and each submitted application will be considered.

  • Classroom sets of books
  • Live animals
  • Furniture
  • Field Trips
Where Can I find the Applicant Guidebook?
Where Can I find the Evaluation Rubric?

To join a Zoom informational session:

Zoom Meeting ID : 703 049 5491, Passcode : RHSEF2023

After logging in, simply click on ‘Start a New Application’ to start a fresh grant application. When you need to revisit your saved application, just return to this link to reopen and continue the process.

  • Quail Eggs & Outdoor Classroom
    Quail Eggs & Outdoor Classroom
  • Sensory Aids Grant
    Sensory Aids Grant
  • Earth Keepers Grant
    Earth Keepers Grant
  • Dragon Boat Race
    Dragon Boat Race
  • Quail Eggs & Outdoor Classroom

    Quail Eggs & Outdoor Classroom

    Educators at Saluda Trail Middle School teamed up to raise live quail to help students engage with life cycles and creature care. The same educators also built and continue to maintain a complex garden where students are proud to share their assigned jobs and show off the  fruits of their labor. 

    Sensory Aids Grant

    Students at South Pointe High Schools who struggle with sensory management were provided various tools to help them cope when feeling overwhelmed or unsure of their next step. These items also aided students in a field study at Miracle Park.

    Earth Keepers Grant

    Students at South Pointe High Schools who struggle with sensory management were provided various tools to help them cope when feeling overwhelmed or unsure of their next step. These items also aided students in a field study at Miracle Park.

    Dragon Boat Race

    Dragon Boat Race

    Students at Northwestern High School were able to attend Charlotte’s Dragon Boat Race and Asian Festival to gain hands-on cultural experience. Their team placed 13th out of 47 teams in the novice division, and they were the first team to ever compete from Rock Hill.