The Falmouth Education Foundation has launched a new grant program for Falmouth students who are engaged in a service-oriented project. This is the first time Falmouth students can apply for grant funding through the foundation.
“These exciting student impact grants will be awarded directly to students who want to make an impact through service to their schools or their communities,” said Lynette Robinson of East Falmouth, who is the secretary of the foundation’s board of directors and chairwoman of the grant committee.
The grants will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the school year.
“As in the teacher opportunity mini-grant program, awards will range from $25 to $300. To encourage student collaboration, there will need to be at least two students who work together to submit a proposal,” Ms. Robinson said.
A teacher will guide the activity, with support from the school principal. Students can submit grant applications at falmoutheducationfnd.org. Awards will be made within two weeks.
“FEF has witnessed the extensive service contributions Falmouth students have made to their schools and to the greater Falmouth community. This new program will provide resources to help students implement their service ideas. It also supports the Falmouth School District’s comprehensive civics education program and its commitment to civic engagement,” Ms. Robinson said.
The foundation recently surpassed the milestone of awarding more than $1 million to the Falmouth Public Schools over the past 14 years.