This post and Scholar Dollars are made possible by our partners at ScholarShare,
California’s 529K educational savings plan.
With budget shortages, what school isn’t looking for some extra fundraising? Every parent I know has a schedule full of auctions, candy sales, walk-a-thons, and other activities to raise money for their kids’ schools. On February 1, California State Treasurer John Chiang announced the Scholar Dollars program. Here’s how your school can enter to win.
The new Scholar Dollars program will award 20 grants of up to $25,000 each to eligible K-8 public and charter schools in California. Schools are free to spend the grants on musical instruments, computers, library books, sports equipment, or support enrichment programs such as tutoring labs, student counseling, science and technology and many other activities. Grants are available in varying amounts according to school size, which ranges from 300 students and less ($5,000 each grant) to more than 1,500 students ($25,000 each grant).
If your child attends a K-8 public or charter school, be sure to talk to your principal or administrators to make sure that they know about this great opportunity to win some extra funds for the school.
Scroll down to find out how your school can enter to win a grant.
How to Apply for Scholar Dollars
Eligible schools have until February 22, 2017, to register online at MyScholarDollars.com and apply for a grant. All registered schools will appear on an online ballot, along with a description of how each plans to use the funds if they are selected.
From March 1, 2017, through March 24, 2017, parents, relatives, boosters, and community supporters are encouraged to vote for their school. Top vote getters in each category (according to school size) will receive awards, to be announced in early April.
How could your school use $25,000? Let us know if your school enters…
This post is sponsored by our partners at ScholarShare, Calfornia’s 529 plan.