Sports has the power to change the world and unite people like nothing else. This has never been more evident than in recent years with the volume of youth movements occurring around the country where young leaders are working within their local communities to tackle pressing issues and provide sustainable solutions, all through the power of sport.
As part of the 2021 Sports Humanitarian Awards, the Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award celebrates the legendary sports icon’s commitment to leadership and service, and honors high school and college-aged students who, like Billie Jean King, use the power of sports to improve their communities.This Scholarship Award — which was created in 2019 — will recognize its honorees during the 2021 Sports Humanitarian Awards. More information and criteria Application
The foundation is accepting applications for its Academic Enrichment Grants program, which will award grants of up to $10,000 per year for up to three years in support of programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Grants are designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The foundation will consider proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand students’ awareness of the world around them.
To be eligible, applicants must be educators employed by schools or nonprofit organizations (e.g. community centers, museums, etc.) who have direct and regular contact with students in grades pre-K to 12. Letters of recommendation are required for both grant and scholarship applications. Deadline April 15, 2021
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENT ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS: If you are registering to complete an online scholarship application, you MUST use ONE PERSONAL EMAIL as your user name and your GCPS Student ID# as your password.
2020 Infinite Energy Innovative STEAM Grant Recipients:
- Lovin Elementary School – Gerin Ragan Hennebaul – Looking at the World through a Different Lens
- Coleman Middle School – Sheila Harmony – Project AAA: Audio, Album & Art
- Twin Rivers Middle School -Jason Hurd – STEAMed Chariots
- Mill Creek High School – Kelly Dyar – Steel Talon Robotics
- Paul Duke STEM High School – Lee Conger & Noah Budnitz – Gwinnett County Drone Racing League
- Brookwood High School – Carrie Settles Livers – Saving the Solar Bears
- Peachtree Ridge High School – Michael Fusia – Optimizing Solar Panels
- Radloff Middle School – Celia Ayenesazan – Hydroponics: Growing Innovation
- McConnell Middle School – Rebecca Gandy – Build it with a Buddy
2020 Walton EMC School EmPOWERment Grant Recipients:
- Alton C. Crews Middle: Jeffrey Dunn, Thermal Energy and Electromagnetic Wave Unit, $1,850;
- Annistown Elementary: Andrea Varner, and LaToya Burse, Full STEAM Ahead Toward Our Innovation Lab! – $5,959;
- Bay Creek Middle: Doug Doblar, Bringing Math and Science to Life and Together, $8,840;
- Brookwood High: Stephen Beall, Electric Vehicles, $7,750 and Allison Crawford and Shaynna Aponte, Creative Writing Program, $4,480;
- Cooper Elementary: Aimee Litt, Community of Readers, $6,000;
- Five Forks Middle: Andrew Whatley, Collaborative Project-based Learning by 1:1 Chromebooks, $8,200;
- Grayson Elementary: Heather Abner, PBIS Book Vending Machine, $2,496;
- Grayson High: Jennifer DaSilva, Portable Lab Stations, $2,578;
- Harbins Elementary: Keith Connor, Improving Literacy Through PBIS, $4,115;
- Head Elementary: Shann Griffith, One Million Words and Beyond, $7,000;
- Pharr Elementary: Shawn Freeman, Microscopes and More, $2,179;
- R.L. Norton Elementary: Ryan Moore, Building a 1:1 Learning Environment with Chromebooks, $8,600.
- Rosebud Elementary: Kim Edge, Sensory Room, $5,200;
- Shiloh Elementary: Thomas Trippany, Eliminating Obstacles – $6,014
- Shiloh High: C. Schrader, PBIS Incentives Catalog, $3,000;
- Starling Elementary: Ikwo Poindexter and Chrissy McFadden, Continued Excellence in Technology Integration, $5,000;
- Trickum Middle: Veronica Ingram, CHiSL 365, $1,000;
- Trip Elementary: Jennifer Hicks, Books to Promote Positive Behavior, $4,590; and Vanita McGough and Debbie Patrick, Making Education Special!, $3,200.