MINI GRANT OVERVIEW
  • Designed to support teachers, student committees, administrators, and all District employees in their efforts to develop, improve or expand opportunities for high school students to learn and excel in education.
  • Awards support innovative programs that strive to increase interest and academic achievement in all curriculums.
  • Grants can be from $300 up to $1,500 each. Individual schools or programs can receive between $300 and $1,000.  The maximum amount of $1,500 will be given to district-wide and multi-campus opportunities.

PAST AWARDS

Mini-Grant Awards for Fall Semester 2022

Bioscience STEM Maker & Coding Initiative
$1000 supporting computer coding and hardware skills through hands-on
training and application. This grant impacts 350 students over multiple years.

Metro Tech Biology Research Projects
$ 700 supporting long-term research project monitoring water quality and
biodiversity in the Salt River and a second project researching a possible
connection between environmental exposure to copper and the development of
Alzheimer’s disease. This grant impacts 345 students.

South Mountain Edmark Reading Program
$ 700 supporting teaching students with intellectual disabilities how to read
and comprehend with the added benefit of retaining mastered material after
extended breaks from school. This grant impacts 14 students per year.

Phoenix Coding Academy Solar Panel Electronics Project
$ 500 supporting an opportunity for students to learn how solar panels work
and embed solar panels into an electronics project. This grant impacts 90
students.

Trevor Browne New Robots for Robotics Program
$1000 supporting new robots to build interest in the robotics program and
start a competitive robotics program. This grant impacts 40 students.

Mini-Grant Awards for Spring Semester 2023

Academies at South Mountain Lunchtime SCRABBLE Club
$ 500 supporting a lunchtime Scrabble Club for students that provides
students with the opportunity to play with words in a structured environment
that will encourage communication skills, increase word development, develop
critical thinking skills, and develop intellectual abilities. This grant impacts 40
students.

Camelback Percussion Program – Barriles de Bomba
$ 700 supporting students to able to perform on authentic instruments.
This grant impacts 90 students.

Desiderata Hands-On Algebra
$ 200 supporting use of tiles that give a visual hands-on account of positive
and negative numbers and how to use variables with hands-on application and
understanding. This grant impacts 24 students.

Camelback Reading Award Program
$1500 supporting the implementation of an award program that reinforces
reading habits in every student and would give encouragement for the
development of a lifelong habit. This grant impacts 165 students.

Academies at South Mountain Creative Writing Program
$ 500 supporting building a classroom library for the Creative Writing Class,
English classes, and Creative Writing Club. This grant impacts 120 students.

Trevor Browne Arduino Boards
$ 600 supporting the use of Arduino boards for students to create digital and
analog signals. This grant impacts 150 students.

North Coffee Cart
$1000 supporting an effective way of building vocational and employability
skills for students. This grant impacts 15 students per year.

Wilson College Prep Trashcan Art
$1000 supporting a way to create a welcoming campus environment by
installing student works of art that are functional and will help the campus stay
clean. This grant impacts 15 students creating and the whole school impacted
by the visual installation.

Carl Hayden Cameras for Yearbook
$ 780 supporting cameras that are easy to use for students working on the
yearbook, social media posts, and school website content. This grant impacts
24 students.

Bioscience High School Yearbook Committee
$800 supporting digital cameras and camera equipment for students to
utilize for production of the yearbook. This grant impacted 50 students.

North High School-AVID Demonstration School Hallway Signage
$800 supporting 26 custom street signs and a framed display board to
enhance the hallways and highlight and build a culture of achievement and
success. This grant impacted 2800 students.

PUHSD District-wide Art Show
$900 supporting prizes for the student winners of the Art Show. This grant
impacted 108 students.

Betty Fairfax High School Freshmen Experience Intervention
Program
$1000 supporting this program to run effectively and supply organizational
materials and peer leader recognition. This grant impacted 250 students.

North High School Freshmen Connection to Community
$1000 supporting connecting freshmen to community organizations. This
grant impacted 900 students.

PUHSD District-wide Curriculum/Native American Education
Program
$1000 supporting leadership training at United Native Indian Tribal Youth
(UNITY) conference. This grant impacted 7 students who attended training
and 100+ students who are trained by those who attended.

PUHSD Art Making Workshop
$950 supporting a day-long workshop for PUHSD students to meet and learn from professional artists. This grant impacted 8 adults and 32 students.

South Mountain High School Theatre Program
$790 supporting theater students through providing a Childsplay teaching session which will engage them in kinesthetic learning, connecting themes and classroom curriculum to the content of the their upcoming production. This grant impacted 260 students.

Trevor Browne High School Musical
$1,000 supporting the annual musical by helping to provide scenery, costumes, lighting, props, etc. This grant impacted 33 High School students and 102 2nd grade students.

Cesar Chavez Senior Portfolio
$588.61 supporting the annual student showcase. This grant impacted 522 students.

Carl Hayden Sensory Room
$500 supporting the sensory room.

Experience PUHSD Expo
$1,500 supporting a District-wide student recruiting and marketing event to showcase the many opportunities available to thousands of future high school students, which took place November 5, 2016.

Trevor G. Browne High School Theatre Student Musical
$500 supporting their annual Student musical.

AP Mock Exam
$1,600 supporting the annual Mock AP Calculus exam which assists students from across the District in preparing to take the AP exam.

 

Experience PUHSD Expo
$1,500 (supporting a District-wide student recruiting and marketing event to showcase the many opportunities available to thousands of future high school students, which took place November 7, 2016 at Phoenix College.)

Greater Phoenix Music Festival
$1,500 (showcasing the talents of student musicians through their annual concert, as well as expert instruction from experienced professionals).

Senior Portfolio Show at Cesar Chavez High School
$500 (exhibiting the achievements of high school seniors – as put together and defended by those seniors).

Biosphere 2 Field Trip
$500 (exposing students to scientists living in the biosphere and the difficulty in creating a closed system that can keep people alive).

Thespians: Projecting the Future
$500 (using the power of high-school theatre to teach life skills such as collaboration, leadership, oral communication, dedication and creativity).

Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Project Challenge
$500 (introducing students to S.T.E.M. learning by researching, designing and building one of eight projects to be presented at regional and state competitions).

Experience PUHSD Expo

$1,500 (supporting a District-wide student recruiting and marketing event to showcase the many opportunities available to thousands of future high school students, which took place January 25, 2014 at Phoenix College.)

Phoenix Union Visual Arts Program

$1,500 (recognizing the artistic talents of District students through their annual arts show).

Greater Phoenix Music Festival

$1,200 (showcasing the talents of student musicians through their annual concert, as well as expert instruction from experienced professionals).

Trevor Browne Thespian Society

$500 (providing students the opportunity to participate in all facets of putting together a theatrical production).

AP Mock Exam for Math

$400 (preparing students to take the advanced placement exam for math by staging a practice exam with guidance from an AP reader).

Desiderata Hiking Club

$400 (giving students an introduction to disciplines such as life sciences, geography and photography, as well as encouraging the importance of health).

Experience PUHSD Expo

$1,500 (supporting a District-wide student recruiting and marketing event to showcase the many opportunities available to thousands of future high school students).

Greater Phoenix Music Festival

$1,500 (showcasing the talents of student musicians through their annual concert, as well as expert instruction from experienced professionals).

AVID Transition to College Program

$1,000 (increasing participating in the AVID program and promote academic achievement and empower student success).

Amusement Park Physics

$500 (exposing students to physics by making measurements of velocities, forces, accelerations, and distances on attractions and rides at Castles & Coasters).

Thespians on Wheels

$500 (using the power of high-school theater to motivate academic performance and life choices).

Senior Portfolio Show at Cesar Chavez High School

$500 (exhibiting the achievements of high school seniors – as put together and defended by those seniors).

Self-Balancing People-Mover Project

$500 (introducing students to S.T.E.M. learning by building “Self-Balancing” two wheeled people movers that individuals can stand on and maneuver).

Falcon Robotics

$500 (toward designing, modeling, constructing robots and writing software for the robot, and competing against other schools).

AP Mock Exam for Math

$400 (preparing students to take the advanced placement exam for math by staging a practice exam with guidance from an AP reader).

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINI GRANTS
APPLICATION DATES:

Application Opens: September 1, 2022
Application Deadline: October 10, 2022
Award Notification Date: November 1, 2022

WHO CAN APPLY?

Applicants may be teachers, administrators, student committees, or any District employee.

PLEASE READ THE ABOVE DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS BEFORE APPLYING FOR A MINI GRANT.