March for Science – High School Science Grant

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Application opens: July 1, 2017
Grant Review Period Starts: September 30, 2017

The March for Science – Wilmington High School Science Grant is intended to fund, in whole or in part, programs, activities, supplies, equipment, books and other essentials that enhance science-related education at high schools in the New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick County School systems of North Carolina. This grant is funded with proceeds from the 2017 March for Science, which was sponsored by Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear.

Grants with a maximum of $1,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching science, or a science-related curriculum, at the high school level. This award is for individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers collaborating in one grade or across grade levels. Proposals must address the impact of the funds on a science-related educational effort, how this effort supports the mission of the applicant’s home school, and how this proposal aligns with the spirit of the March for Science and the mission of Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear.

Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal.

Download and print the RFP, application, cover sheet, and Principal’s letter of support here:
RFP and application
Cover sheet
Principal’s support letter

PAST GRANTS: 2016 High School Science Grant

The Humanists & Freethinkers of Cape Fear (HFCF) Board awarded a High School Science Grant to E.A. Laney High School for the project “SeaPerch Growth Request: Providing Students with Hands-on Robotics Activities to Fuel and Sustain Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).”

The grant request, in the amount of $972, was sponsored by Science Academic and Instructional Coach Jeanna Boyd, for the school year 2016-17. Grant funds were used to cover the cost of equipping three new SeaPerch Teams at Laney H.S., through the purchase of three SeaPerch kits, one SeaPerch Toolbag and 5 replacement circuit boards.

high school science granteesThe HFCF grant funds made it possible for Laney High School to expand their successful and competition-driven SeaPerch program with the objective of meeting national learning outcomes for science. The program focused on presenting the possibilities of technical careers to all students, with a concerted effort to involve minorities, girls and under-represented populations. End-of-year objectives for the program included students developing skills in STEM areas through the building of an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and improving self-confidence by engaging the ROV in competition against groups from the Cape Fear region and around the nation.