Creative Classroom Grants

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. 

Winter/Spring 2021 Application

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 foundation@bvps.org, send via school mail to Vicie Dotson (Executive Director,

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

Past Recipients

Spring 2021, Chris Tate
Spring 2021, Chris Tate

VHS Yearbook

Spring 2021, Crystal Hurd
Spring 2021, Crystal Hurd

The Tapestry Literary Magazine

Spring 2021, Harriet Hartley
Spring 2021, Harriet Hartley

Parents Engaged with Kidz

Fall 2020, Will Scheur
Fall 2020, Will Scheur

VPES, Mindfulness: Social & Emotional Learning

Fall 2020, Katie Cordle
Fall 2020, Katie Cordle

VPES, Birds of a Feather Flock Together to Become a Mindful Citizen Scientist

Fall 2020, Suzanne Crist
Fall 2020, Suzanne Crist

VPES, Learn to Ride

Fall 2019, Dana Rasnick
Fall 2019, Dana Rasnick

VPES, Incorporating Exciting Technology into Classroom Literacy Stations

Fall 2019, Donna Mumpower and Kathleen Tabor
Fall 2019, Donna Mumpower and Kathleen Tabor

VMS, Creative Arts Studio Workshop

Fall 2019, Brittany Minnick
Fall 2019, Brittany Minnick

VPES, Early Childhood Special Education Playground

Fall 2018, Petina Bee
Fall 2018, Petina Bee

2018

Fall 2018, Teresa White and Shari Shackelford
Fall 2018, Teresa White and Shari Shackelford

VHS, Sensory Room

Education is a leading out of what is already in the pupil's soul.- Muriel Spark