Applications Now Being Accepted for $75,000 in Grants Focused on Imagination, Knowledge, and Assurance
Southern Nevada’s premier champion of arts and education, The Rogers Foundation, is now accepting online applications for $75,000 in new arts and education grants. Grant opportunities for K-12 schools in Clark County and community organizations in concert with these schools are available in three focus areas: Gift of Imagination, Gift of Knowledge, and Gift of Assurance. Each focus area will award up to $25,000. Grant applications are now available on The Rogers Foundation website www.therogers.foundation through March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Recipients will be announced at the end of May.
“We proudly support education institutions and educators who are fully committed to helping prepare students to succeed. We know there are plenty of people and organizations out there that share our vision and have creative ideas and solutions but may lack resources,” said Beverly Rogers, Chairman of the Board for The Rogers Foundation. “We encourage educators, schools, non-profit and community groups in Southern Nevada to explore our grant opportunities and submit their most compelling ideas and programs.”
The Rogers Foundation mission is to help kids succeed in their educational goals. With that in mind, they are dedicated to supporting institutions, programs, initiatives, and educators that transform the lives of children in Southern Nevada through arts and education. To that end, The Rogers Foundation will accept grant applications for support in a number of areas including; arts and music programs in Southern Nevada schools, support for specific needs at local schools with significant ELL populations, support for programs or initiatives that focus on STEM, supplement funding for high school or college entrepreneurship programs, establish funding for mentorship programs, and technology, furnishings, additional educators, or support staff (for direct student assistance only) as well as other areas.
In addition to the grants, The Rogers Foundation is currently accepting applications for college scholarships, available to local high school seniors. Those interested in scholarship opportunities are urged to apply as soon as possible to meet the Feb. 15 deadline. A total of 11 Rogers Achievers Scholarships will be given away, ranging from $20,000 to $100,000, and the money is valid toward educational costs at any college or university in the United States. Additionally, The Rogers Foundation is giving out a minimum of 12 full ride scholarships to Kentucky Wesleyan College, an institution many of Jim Rogers’ family members attended that also features one of the top arts programs in the area. For the second year, ten $500 one-time only Chapman Dodge BASA (Books and Supplies Allowance) Scholarships will also be awarded.