Carrs Safeway and the Alaska Council of School Administrators are proud to support innovative teaching practices across the state of Alaska by sponsoring a grant program for public school teachers. This program encourages educators to identify a problem of practice in their classroom, school, and/or district and propose novel ways to address this challenge to improve student outcomes. Educators can apply for grants individually or as part of a collaborative team. Congratulations to the 2019-2020 recipients
15 teachers across Alaska, will each receive a one-time $4,000 scholarship. Any public school PK-12 grade teacher, librarian or counselor holding an Alaska teaching certificate may apply. The deadline to apply is September 19, 2022.
What a grant can pay for:
- Expenses associated with field trips for students (transportation, admission costs, meals, etc.)
- Honoraria/travel for external experts
- Professional development courses, seminars, books, and workshops
- Travel expenses associated with professional development for grant recipient(s)
- Other resources for which a compelling argument is made in the grant narrative.
1. You must receive your school principal or building administrator’s permission to apply before you begin the grant proposal process.
- Identify creative ways to engage students in learning OR propose a novel solution when conventional practices are not leading to greater student achievement.
- Look for best practices producing strong outcomes elsewhere and introduce them as a pioneering practice locally.
- Include a process for research, development, testing and redesign (i.e. Continuous Improvement Process, Engineering Design Model, etc.).
- Leverage local partnerships.
- Demonstrate sustainability.
Information and rules for the scholarship recipients:
- Only PK-12 grade public school teachers can apply.
- Only one application per teacher or group.
- The Grant Selection Committee will select the winners in October and winners will be notified shortly after.
- The scholarship is a one-time $4,000 award to be paid in full before the end of December.
- The scholarship may not be deferred for any reason.
- Grant recipients will be required to fill out an online final project submission, to show how the grant has been implemented by October 01, 2023.
- Past recipients are eligible to apply. If you were a 2019-2020 recipient, you must have turned in your final project submission to apply.
Email Dominique Johnson with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us to make this program a success by sharing information about the scholarship with teachers at your school!
**The grant criteria and what the grant may be used for may change as the program develops.