Grants, in amounts of up to $2,500, are available for teachers, guidance counselors, instructional facilitators, media coordinators, and other educators in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for various professional growth and enrichment opportunities.
Grants are awarded in support of innovative and results-oriented educational opportunities that enable educators to enhance their impact on students and enrich the subject and/or content being taught in the classroom. These projects should expand the knowledge and skills of both teachers and students.
We are most appreciative of the component funds that support our Forsyth County Teacher Grants program: the Sam and Anne Booke Family Trust, the Gaddy Educator Fund, the Doris Joyce Kohfeldt Educator Fund, the Maytrice Walton Fund, and the Blanche Raper Zimmerman Fund.
Requests may include:
Priority will be given to requests that demonstrate the following:
Applicants should submit only one application per deadline. Funds cannot be used for salary support of applicants, graduate studies, or national board certification. Equipment is a low priority.
Forsyth County teacher grant applications are considered once a year in the winter; applicants will receive a decision after a three-month review period.
Note: If two or more educators are planning on participating in the same project together, you will have the option to complete a group application; each educator is eligible to receive up to $2,500.
Selection and payment process: An advisory committee of professional educators will review applications and select grant recipients. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by the end of February. Grants will be paid directly to recipients.