BROSIOUS Teaching Grant
Enhancing the rigor of the curriculum or instruction within the school
In 1997, Mr. Rutherford Brosious gave a $1,000,000 endowment to the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation, in recognition of the high quality education he had received in White Bear Lake. Because he felt very strongly about the positive impact teachers have on their students, he directed that a portion of the yearly income from the endowment be used to fund grants that an individual or group of teachers could apply for. The purpose of a Brosious teaching grant is to enhance the rigor of the curriculum or instruction within the school district.
BROSIOUS Grant Terms & Applicant Eligibility:
- Applications are due in late October each year. Recipients are announced in mid to late November. See application for specific due date.
- The application includes specific guidelines. Within 12 months of completing the project, each recipient will be expected to provide a results-based written evaluation or prepare a presentation for the Foundation Board of Directors. Failure to do so may disqualify the individual from consideration for further grants.
Who May Apply:
- Applications will be accepted from licensed Minnesota teachers, or groups of teachers, who are currently employed in a position in the White Bear Lake Area School district for which a teaching license is required (including Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists). If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please call the Foundation Office. A recipient must be employed by the District at the time the grant award is funded. If a recipient is not employed by the District at the time the award is funded, the funds will revert to the Brosious Grant fund, or in the case of a team grant, the funds will be redistributed among the other members of the team. Any remaining funds in your grant account after twelve months will be returned to the Foundation.
- We are accepting applications from individual teachers or groups of teachers for grants for academic projects in all subject areas up to $3000.00. The proposal must be submitted by Monday, October 23, 2017 through the online application below.
- The grant committee will select those proposals which best improve the quality of educational programs for our students and adhere to the stated guidelines. If the grant committee would like more information about your proposal, you may be contacted.
- All projects must address a need that will increase the rigor of the learning experience. The identified need must be aligned with the instructional goals of the White Bear Lake Area School District and must be measurable.
- Projects will be judged based upon their potential to impact instruction.
- Projects are limited to ISD 624 licensed Minnesota teachers, or groups of teachers, who are currently employed in a position in the school district for which a teaching license is required (including Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists). In the case of a team-based proposal, a Project Director must be designated to assume overall responsibility for the project, and all correspondence will be directed to that person.
- Simultaneous funding of different projects for the same individual, department or team during one grant period will not be allowed.
- Projects are funded for twelve months. Any remaining funds in your account after that date will be returned to the Foundation.
- Grant funds may not be used in place of normal funds from tax-based sources, such as equipment or capital outlays. Projects do not cover teacher/clerical stipends, curriculum writing or food. Substitute teacher costs may be included.
- Products purchased with the Brosious grant money become the property of the District, not the individual(s). The products must remain in the building or department.
- The proposal must describe some quantitative or qualitative method to evaluate the success of the project. This description must be stated in the proposal.
- A written results-based evaluation or personal presentation to the Foundation Board is required by the end of the twelve months. Evaluations or presentations must be submitted or arranged with the WBLAEF office by the end of the twelve months. CLICK HERE to submit the evaluation.
- The proposal must be submitted by Monday, October 23, 2017 through the online application below.
- CRITERIA MATRIX
Questions? - Please contact the WBLAEF office at 651-407-7696.
Complete the online application below and submit. Have your building principal review the project and approve/sign off on the application form. The Principal must assure compliance with the District’s goals. The proposals will be reviewed by the grant committee. Recipients will be notified within 4 weeks after the deadline.