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Faculty Grants

For more than a decade, the Westport Education Foundation has awarded grants to faculty teaching at all grade levels of the Westport Community Schools to support learning initiatives beyond the standard curriculum.​

 

Specifically, these grants provide funding over and above school budgets for:

  • Research-based education.

  • Innovation and related professional development.

  • Pilot projects that promise positive, transformative impact. 

  • STEAM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

  • Interdisciplinary projects.

Recent Awards

The past two years have been very difficult for everyone. Our teachers and administrators have been amazing in their efforts to keep the students engaged, active and learning in the middle of a pandemic with ever-changing rules and requirements. During this challenging time, WEF was pleased to work with Westport’s great teachers to help fund creative and transformative education experiences such as:

  • Outdoor Learn Through Play Program, Macomber School.

  • Math Manipulatives Program, Macomber School.

  • Integrative Arts Program, Macomber School.

  • Owl Pellet project (fall and spring), Westport Elementary School.

  • Boat Building Project, Westport High School. 

  • Production of "Matilda," Westport High School.

  • Production of "Pippin," Westport High School.

 

Grants are made throughout the academic year. Simply complete an application form (pdf) describing the proposal, obtain approval signatures and submit to the Westport Education Foundation. The foundation reviews each proposal and responds quickly. To expedite your proposals, please review the latest grant guidelines.

Learn More

Each school has a WEF board member who can be contacted with questions:

Student Scholarships

The foundation also awards a limited number of scholarships for graduating seniors:

  • A $1,500 scholarship to an art student, in memory of Lydia Poole Barker.
    (Download application)

  • A $1,000 scholarship for those majoring in education.

Contact the Westport Education Foundation or a guidance counselor for more information.

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Lydia Poole Barker