• FOUNDATION APPLICATIONS

    DUE APRIL 1, 2024:

    BLG AASA Scholarship Application

    Benny L. Gooden, Superintendent of Fort Smith Public Schools from 1986 to 2016, served as President of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) in 2012-2013. In consideration of service to the association, an honorarium was paid to the Fort Smith Public Schools. Dr. Gooden recommended, and the Fort Smith Board of Education approved, establishing the Benny L. Gooden AASA Scholarship fund with the Fort Smith Public Schools Foundation. A matching contribution from the Windgate Foundation and continuing contributions from Dr. Gooden have made it possible for the scholarship to be endowed for perpetuity. The number and amounts of scholarships will be determined annually depending upon the earnings of the endowment.

    Scholarship awards are made on behalf of Sam T. Sicard and in memory of Dr. Randy Bridges from the application pool collected each year. Selection criteria for these awards may vary from list above.

    Continuing Education Award Application

    The Continuing Education Award Program is designed to assist teachers or other FSPS employees who are pursuing continuing education in their profession.
    The FSPS Foundation will present $500 awards in May 2024.

    Tom Cooley Space Academy for Educators Grant

    Experience the authenticity of simulated space missions so you can teach with authority and inspiration! Step out of the box and into mission training to learn methods for delivering the excitement of space exploration in your classroom with Space Academy® for Educators. The week long program includes authentic astronaut training simulators and activities developed to promote learning in a classroom setting.

    Grant is awarded to a team of two teachers from a school or program within FSPS. Each team member must fill out an application noting their teammate's name in the application.

    DUE APRIL 8, 2024:

    Instructional Mini-Grant Application

    Thank you for your interest in the Fort Smith Public Schools Foundation Instructional Mini-Grant Program. Its goal is to fund projects which enhance learning and the quality of education in the Fort Smith Public Schools. Instructional Mini-Grants are for projects costing $1,000 or under.

    Super Grant for Innovation Instruction Application

    Super Grants are designed to fund MULTI-YEAR, START-UP INSTRUCTIONAL PROJECTS that will enhance learning and the quality of education in the Fort Smith Public Schools. Super Grants are for projects costing $1,001-$5,000.