Teacher Grants, Scholarships, and Training

  • Grants for Great Ideas (Big Ones)

    Grants for Great Ideas (Big Ones)

    Click here to see a list of grants awarded and information about future grant awards. The next round of grant applications will be reviewed Fall 2021. The deadline to submit applications will be October 25, 2021.

    Guidelines:
    At least one primary applicant must have a grant writing certificate to show proof of attending an MEF grant writing workshop.
    One classroom or teacher may apply for up to $1,500.
    Two or more classrooms or teachers may apply for up to $5,000.
    An entire campus or district may apply for a grant of more than $5,000 with prior campus principal approval. Only one submission per campus per round will be accepted for this larger grant opportunity.

    Note: A professional development round of grants was announced in October 2020. MEF will not consider professional development requests for more than $1,000 until that round.

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  • Grant Express (Smaller Ones)

    Grant Express (Smaller Ones)

    Apply for funding up to $1000 for classroom programs. Grant Express applications close at 11:59 PM on the last calendar day of the month (weekends included). Please allow 30 days from close of cycle to learn if your grant was approved.

    COMING IN DEC. 2021: Staff will be able to submit a video instead of writing an application! Details below:
    1. Creative & innovative programs for the classroom are our favorite, but we can also consider essential products that enhance student learning even if they aren't super creative.
    2. Even if someone on your campus has the product, you can still apply to get it as well! Just make sure it's not possible (or feasible) for you to share the product we've already awarded.
    3. At least one primary applicant must hold a grant training certificate from MEF. (We will confirm that when you submit your video, if that's your chosen method).
    4. Email your video (or a link to it), a budget page, and any helpful links to foundation@midwayisd.org by 11:59 PM on 4/30/21 to be considered for this round.

    Questions? Email us at foundation@midwayisd.org.

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  • Grant Express for Professional Development

    Grant Express for Professional Development

    Funding up to $1000 will be awarded to MISD staff (individually or as a group) member serving in a position of classroom teacher, librarian, counselor or other staff position working directly with students to attend professional development. A limit of $1000 is available for a particular training event, regardless of number of people attending. Smaller requests are encouraged. Please allow 60 days between application submission and registration for the event . NOTE: In light of the COVID pandemic, requests for virtual conferences during this time period are preferred.

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  • Staff Scholarships

    Staff Scholarships

    Established by an endowment from the Dwain & Jeanie Holdbrook Moss family in 2001, this scholarship was established to assist Midway ISD staff members in pursuit of a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree to be used in teaching MISD students. Alternative or other certifications are not covered by this particular scholarship.

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Links to Online Applications can be found in each section.