About Lauren Grey-Hawkins

Lauren is the Business and Communication Specialist for the Division of Partnerships, Development, and Marketing.

The Power of Relationships

January 29th, 2018|Our AACPS Stories, Our Employees, Our Teachers, South River Stories|

"I believe that great teaching begins with forming positive, meaningful relationships with students."--Josh Carroll, Teacher

Maggie Leahy, Severna Park High School, Class of 2007

December 18th, 2017|Then & Now|

Maggie’s passion for helping others sparked long before high school, but it was at Severna Park that she learned how fundraising could help make that goal a reality. From organizing SPHS’ first Walk for Uganda to fundraising for a DC-based non-profit to prevent violence around the world, Maggie has spent her career using the skills she learned in school to follow her passion for helping others and do her part to make the world a better place.

“Our children wouldn’t be who they are without you!”

November 14th, 2017|Glen Burnie Stories, Our AACPS Stories, Our Community|

"Point Pleasant has been a great school for my daughter. Everyone from the teachers, to the office staff, Principal, assistant Principal and all the way to the custodial staff has always made me feel welcome!"--Lisa Gauger, Parent

21st Century Education Foundation Grant Fund

September 5th, 2017|Classroom Support, Grant Opportunities, Other Resources|

The 21st CEF grant program provides financial support for AACPS educators, schools, and offices to fund projects, programs, or initiatives that support student learning. The Foundation solicits applications for classroom support, program enhancements, professional development, and/or special events.

American Statistical Association

August 29th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, STEM|

Deadline: April 1, 2018.

Funds: Awards range from plaques to $300 prizes. In addition, first-place winners in grades 4-12 will receive Texas Instruments graphing calculators, and winners in grades 4-6 and their advisers will receive TI-73 Explorer Graphing Calculators. The winners in grades 7-12 and their advisers will receive TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculators.

Eligibility: K-12 students.

Areas: Students may work individually or in teams. For those in the K-3 category, there is no restriction on the size of the team. For other categories, the maximum number of students per team is four. For teams with members from different grade levels, the highest grade determines the entry category.

Description: The American Statistical Association encourages students to participate in the ASA Statistics Poster Competition for Grades K-12. The poster should be a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.

Email: asainfo@amstat.org

Web: www.amstat.org/asa/education/ASA-Statistics-Poster-Competition-for-Grades-K-12.aspx

Micro Center

August 29th, 2017|Classroom Technology, Grant Opportunities, STEM|

Deadline: September 2, 2017.

Funds: Winner will receive a Flashforge Finder FDM 3D Printer and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. In addition, the winning student’s school will receive a Flashforge Finder FDM 3D Printer and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B units for an entire classroom of up to 30 students.

Eligibility: Students age 13 and older.

Areas: Entrants must use @ microcenter and #RuleTheSchool as their tags when they post their response to the question.

Description: Micro Center solicits applications for the 2017 Micro Center Maker Student Contest. The contest invites students to tweet or post a response to the question “What would you make with a 3D printer and Raspberry Pi?

Contact: See website for online contact orm.

Web: www.microcenter.com/site/content/MakerStudentContest.aspx?rd=1

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

August 21st, 2017|Grant Opportunities, STEM|

Deadline: November 10, 2017  and May 10, 2018.

Funds: Grants range from $1,000-$20,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.

Description: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation provides support to:

  • Museums and cultural and performing arts programs.
  • Schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, and programs for youths, seniors, and the handicapped.
  • Environmental and wildlife protection activities. Other community-based organizations and their programs.

Email: info@mvdreyfusfoundation.org

Web: www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/application-guidelines


Pushing Myself to Explore the World Through my Signature Program

August 1st, 2017|Our AACPS Stories, Our Alumni, South River Stories|

"Everything changed when I enrolled in the Global Communications and Public Affairs Signature Program my junior year. Through the GCPA program at South River, I developed from a good student into an outstanding student, from a confused teenager into a confident young woman. The class taught me how to handle myself in formal business environments, how to pursue a career that I am passionate about, how to network and create valuable connections, how to go out into the Real World ready for anything it can throw at me."--Juliana Boyle, SRHS Alum

Kinder Morgan Foundation

July 25th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Music, STEM|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: $1,000 (Min) / $5,000 (Max)

Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) non profit organizations, Public and private schools, and libraries

Description: The purpose of this program is to provide youth with opportunities to learn and grown, thus helping today’s science, math, and music students become the engineers, educators, and musicians who will supports the funding agency’s diverse communities for many years to come. This program funds projects that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people. Projects must benefit only K-12 children.

The program’s focus areas are academic projects, including tutoring, and arts education projects.

Funds must be used for project support only; however, libraries may apply for capital projects.

Eligibility is limited to applicants serving areas where Kinder Morgan operated. Refer to the Eligibility section for additional information.

Contact: Program Staff

(303) 914-7655

Mailing Address: Kinder Morgan Foundation, 370 Van Gordon Street, Lakewood, CO 80228

Email: km_foundation@kindermorgan.com

Contact Notes: Questions should be directed to the program staff.

Applications must be mailed or emailed to the appropriate address provided.

Information regarding the funding agency’s board of directors can be found online at


National Cristina Foundation

July 25th, 2017|Classroom Technology, Grant Opportunities, Other Resources|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Local Governments, Non Profits, Schools/School Districts, and State Government

Description: The purpose of this program is to place eligible nonprofit and public agencies in a network to connect them to donors of used computer equipment. Equipment must be used to provide education, rehabilitation, job development, or training services to individuals with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged, or at-risk students. The funding agency encourages applicants to provide computer equipment to eligible individuals who might otherwise not have home access to computers.

Partners in the Cristina Foundation network are not guaranteed immediate placement of donated equipment.

Contact: Program Staff

(203) 863-9100

Mailing Address: National Cristina Foundation, 339 Lea Dr., West Chester, PA 19382

Email:  www.cristina.org/contact-us

Website:  www.cristina.org/become-partner


Halliburton Foundation

July 24th, 2017|Community Engagement, Grant Opportunities|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Local Government, Academic Institutions, Non Profits, and Schools/School Districts

Description: The purpose of this program is to support educational efforts, health-related projects, and health-related social service projects. Projects must demonstrate a benefit to the Halliburton Company and its employees, communities, and customers. Strong preference is given to organizations in areas where Halliburton has a significant presence as measured by facilities, employees, and customers. Refer to the Eligibility section for additional information.

Contact: Program Staff (713) 839-4818

Agency Address: Halliburton Foundation, Program Administrator, Plaza 1, 3320T, 3000 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E, Houston, TX 77032

Web:  www.halliburton.com/en/-US/contact/default.page







American Historical Association

July 5th, 2017|Awards, Grant Opportunities|

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Funds: TBA. Previous winners received a $1,500 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Eligibility: Elementary, middle school and secondary history educators.

Areas: The 2018 prize will be awarded to a group, which can be recognized either for excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field.

Description: The American Historical Association requests nominations for the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize. The prize seeks to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including careers contributions and specific initiatives.

Email: awards@historians.org

Web: www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/awards-and-prizes/beveridge-family-teaching-prize

The Fender Music Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Music, The Arts|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Non Profits and Schools/School Districts

Description: The purpose of this program is to provide musical instruments and equipment for music instruction programs. Awarded items will be lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect, and will have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Awarded items may include acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars , and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. In addition, traditional string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards, and voice equipment.

To qualify for the program, participants must be learning how to make music. Participants may be of any age.

Programs needing support must fit into one of the following categories:

  • In-school music classes, in which the students make music
  • After-school music programs that are not run by the school
  • Community music programs that offer music instruction to community members
  • Music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music

Programs must also meet the following requirements:

  • No individual may be denied participation based on musical ability.
  • If participants are charged fees, these fees must be considerably less than the fair market value.
  • The program has been functioning smoothly for at least one year.
  • Each program participant must receive music instruction at lease once a week for at least eight months per year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that with or without the award, programs will exist for the foreseeable future.

Contact: The Fender Music Foundation P.O. Box 67 Agoura Hills, CA 91376

(818) 706-8742

Email: fendermusicfoundationgrants@gmail.com

Web: www.fendermusicfoundation.org/who-we-are/board-of-directors

Hopey’s Heart Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Athletic Programs, Grant Opportunities, Health/Nutrition|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Local Government, Non Profits, Other, Schools/School Districts and State Government

Description: The purpose of this program is to prevent sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) from claiming the lives of promising student athletes and to improve sports safety by raising awareness of SCA. To support this goal, this program provides automated external defibrillators (AEDs), health education, and medical equipment for the prevention of heart and other injuries among student and amateur athletes in schools and community and recreational centers.

Agency Address: HopeyÂ’s Heart Foundation P.O. Box 340551 Jamaica, NY 11434

(347) 330-3045

Email: info@hopeysheart.org

Web: www.hopeysheart.org

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

July 5th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Health/Nutrition, The Arts|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Local Government, Non Profits, Schools/School Districts

Description: The purpose of this program is to support local community and national causes that align with the charitable tenets of the funding agency. Specifically, this program will support projects in the areas of:

  • Arts and education
  • Health and wellness
  • Military support

Agency Address: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, 5555 Darrow Road Hudson, OH 44236

Web: http://www.joann.com/givinglp.html