Now accepting Winter/Spring Creative Classroom Grant applications!


Up to $1,000 awarded per winner | Applications due January 12, 2021 by 5pm


The Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation has earmarked funds for use by teachers through a classroom grant process. Creative classroom grants are given in the amount of up to $1,000 each to winning BVPS teachers. The purpose of the grant program is to fund creative classroom projects that are not funded by usual school budgets and provide a unique and results-oriented learning experience for students. The selection is based on innovation, creativity, educational outcomes, and student benefits. Examples of funded projects include classroom supplies, new technologies, field trips, and continuing teacher education. 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Education Foundation Board chose to offer two grant periods during the 2020-2021 school year. Grants were awarded in September 2020 and will be awarded again in the Spring of 2021. In order for additional faculty/staff to receive the grant monies, the Fall winners will not be eligible to apply for the Spring grants.

Click here to download an application for a 2020-2021 creative classroom grant.​​​

Applications are due by January 12, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Email completed application to, send via school mail to Vicie Dotson (Executive Director,

Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation), or deliver it to the School Board Office.

About Us


The BVPS Education Foundation enhances public education in the City of Bristol, VA by providing opportunities not funded by tax dollars. Current programming:

  • High school senior merit-based and need-based scholarships

  • Creative classroom mini-grants

  • Schoolwide funding for selected academic programs

  • Permanently named endowed scholarships

  • Public school improvement projects approved by the Bristol Virginia School Board

Click here to learn more about what we do.

Congrats, Fall 2020 raffle winners!

Congratulations to our BVPS payroll deduction raffle winners: Lisa Dean, Doug Adams, and Karen Cross! Thank you to all who donate to our foundation through BVPS payroll deduction. We appreciate you so much!

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