Teachers Awarded $1,698 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Four local teachers will receive $1,698.81 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year.

Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Teachers and counselors in public and private K-12 schools in Delaware County, Ind. are invited to apply for this competitive funding throughout the school year to enhance learning in their classrooms. Teachers and counselors may apply for as many unique, creative classroom projects as they can imagine during each of the four application cycles. Grant applications are reviewed blindly by a committee of fellow educators. Funded projects are creative or innovative projects designed to stimulate learning in students.

Awards for the final cycle of this school year include:

Susie Cunningham, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities - Projects in Engineering/Computer Science - $426

Amanda Lewis, Delta Middle School Creative - Writing Through Scrapbooks - $378

Erica Robinson, Muncie Area Career Center - Building Your Business in a Professional Industry -  $450

Austin Williams, Muncie Central High School - Building Devices for Special Education Classroom - $444

Bell Grants are funded through the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grants Fund at The Community Foundation. This fund ensures that teachers and counselors have access to grants to help engage their students in meaningful ways for years to come. Individuals can contribute to the endowment fund to memorialize a special educator, honor a retiring educator or educator celebrating a work anniversary, or to show their support for K-12 education in Delaware County.

The Bell Grants program will return during the 2020-2021 school year. Applications will be available online at cfmdin.org on August 1. For more information about Bell Grant applications and the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grants Fund, contact Carly Acree-King, Program Officer at cacreeking@cfmdin.org. Information is also available at cfmdin.org/bellgrants.