Our mission is to serve as a catalyst in maximizing the skills and creativity of educators at the K-12 levels and in cultivating pioneering approaches to teaching that result in dynamic student learning.

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation sponsors proposals that enhance student learning and educational quality, paying particular attention to those that best serve the at-risk and under-funded, including:

  • Curriculum that excites and challenges
  • Inquiry projects that promote reflection and growth
  • After-school programs that enrich and inspire

The Foundation partners with individuals to expand educational opportunities for America’s youth that inspire students by nurturing their curiosity about the world and their place in it. Funding includes scholarships that provide far more than just tuition and books; grants that benefit the lives of more than just those who receive them; and results that reach far beyond the classroom in which the projects are introduced.

Funding Opportunities

There are three types of funding available through our program.

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT GRANTS focus on maximizing innovation and results in classrooms and education departments

Click here to Learn More about Academic Enrichment Grants

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TEACHER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS focus on increasing the effectiveness of individual educators and small teams of teachers.

Click here to Learn More about Teacher Development Grants

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STUDENT TEACHING SCHOLARSHIPS/MENTORING will be discontinued after 2022-2023 award year.

Applications accepted starting JANUARY 15

Please note

..the application system will close when 350 applications have been received.

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