Press release
November 5, 2018

Applications Requested for 2019 Forsyth County Teacher Grants

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 Forsyth County Teacher Grants, awarded by The Winston-Salem Foundation for professional development to PK-12th grade educators in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, as well as The Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork.  

Grants in amounts of up to $2,500 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.  Grant opportunities can include local, state, and national conferences, workshops, or seminars; foreign travel; innovative classroom experiences; educational travel to be incorporated into the classroom and/or school curriculum; and other professional growth and enrichment opportunities.

All projects submitted should take place between March 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

The application deadline, which is an online process this year, is Monday, December 31, 2018 at 5:00pm. An advisory committee of professional educators will review applications; applicants will be notified of funding decisions by the end of February.

For more information or to apply, please visit www.wsfoundation.org and click on “Grant Seekers,” then “Teacher Grants.” You may also contact Madelyn McCaully at (336) 725-2382 or mmccaully@wsfoundation.org.

Component Funds

The Foundation is most appreciative of the following component funds that provide funding for the Forsyth County Teacher Grants:

  • The Sam and Anne Booke Family Trust was established in 1989 by family members of Sam and Anne Booke and awards grants for professional development to K-12 teachers in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.  
  • The Gaddy Educator Scholarship was established in 1995 by Dr. Joe E. Gaddy, Jr. to provide grants for the professional staff at R.J. Reynolds High School.  
  • Doris Joyce Kohfeldt Educator Fund was established in 2016 by Joyce Kohfeldt to help support and sustain the Foundation's Teacher Grants program in Forsyth County. Particular emphasis may be given to teachers in public schools, grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, to provide funds to support professional development opportunities and/or to subsidize classroom projects.
  • The Maytrice Walton Scholarship was established in 1989 by the family of the late Maytrice Walton and is available for full-time elementary teachers with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.  
  • The Blanche Raper Zimmerman Fund was established in 1986 by Mrs. Zimmerman to assist teachers in their understanding of world cultures, with preference given to teachers of social studies or history.