At the heart of the Foundation’s efforts are grants which are distributed throughout the school year to benefit the Gull Lake Community Schools.
The Foundation has provided support for:
Grant applications are accepted only from GLCS Staff Members and GLCS Students. The applicant must be currently employed or enrolled in Gull Lake Community Schools.
Application: click here
Student Grant -- These grants are for students who want to explore further a subject they have been studying and are generally under $300 per student. Awards above this amount will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Staff Grant-- Grants offered to staff for projects that enhance their in-class expertise. They can fund training, additional resources, in-the-field experiences, residencies, and partnerships.
Click here to view an example of a staff grant application.
General Grant -- Monies requested by administrators and staff for resources to purchase new equipment and to develop creative, new programs or projects.
Click here to view an example of a general grant application.
Chris Rundle Innovation Fund for Educators
These grants are for innovative programs, creative learning ideas, and are renewable for up to five years.
An innovation grant application will be provided after an informal presentation to the GLCS Foundation Grant Committee. To schedule a presentation, contact your school liaison as listed below:
Richland Elementary - Karen Koets
Kellogg Elementary - Janelle Holland
Ryan Intermediate - Mary VanderWal
GLMS - Laurie Klok
GLHS - Beth Rhodes
All others - Drew Bordner
Grants Update: The final grant cycle of the 2019-2020 school year has been cancelled. The 2020-2021 grant cycles will continue as scheduled. The deadline dates can be found on Grant Deadlines & Procedures. The first deadline is September 1, 2020. Applications can be submitted any time after August 1, 2020. Click here for the single-year grant application.
GLCS Foundation Supports Robotics
The Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Gull Lake Area Robotics program which offers an opportunity for STEM learning and teamwork to any student in Gull Lake Community Schools. FIRST Robotics is a team sport based on robotics, programing, and real world problem solving. Teams compete as they learn how to work together and communicate effectively to solve real world problems. The FIRST Robotics Program brings a strong connection to the Core Values of Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, and Teamwork. The motto of the program is that this is the only sport where EVERYONE can go pro!
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