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Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants

The Foundation awards Innovation Grants for programs that demonstrate innovative and effective ways to meet the needs of Phoenix Union High School District students and help them succeed in college, career and life.  Grants up to $500 (for a program benefiting individual school campus) or up to $1,500 (for a program applicable District-wide) are awarded to increase student interest and academic achievement in all curricula.  In past years, the Foundation has awarded Innovation Grants to programs that range from performance arts to math and science.

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AWARD NOTIFICATION DATE:

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FUND AVAILABILITY DATE:

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PAST INNOVATION GRANTS AWARDED

2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Experience PUHSD Expo

$1,500 (supporting a District-wide student recruiting and marketing event to showcase the many opportunities available to thousands of future high school students, which took place November 7, 2016 at Phoenix College.)

 Greater Phoenix Music Festival

$1,500 (showcasing the talents of student musicians through their annual concert, as well as expert instruction from experienced professionals).

Senior Portfolio Show at Cesar Chavez High School

$500 (exhibiting the achievements of high school seniors – as put together and defended by those seniors).

Biosphere 2 Field Trip

$500 (exposing students to scientists living in the biosphere and the difficulty in creating a closed system that can keep people alive).

Thespians: Projecting the Future

$500 (using the power of high-school theatre to teach life skills such as collaboration, leadership, oral communication, dedication and creativity).

Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Project Challenge

$500 (introducing students to S.T.E.M. learning by researching, designing and building one of eight projects to be presented at regional and state competitions).

 

2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

Experience PUHSD Expo

$1,500 (supporting a District-wide student recruiting and marketing event to showcase the many opportunities available to thousands of future high school students).

Greater Phoenix Music Festival

$1,500 (showcasing the talents of student musicians through their annual concert, as well as expert instruction from experienced professionals).

AVID Transition to College Program

$1,000 (increasing participating in the AVID program and promote academic achievement and empower student success).

Amusement Park Physics

$500 (exposing students to physics by making measurements of velocities, forces, accelerations, and distances on attractions and rides at Castles & Coasters).

Thespians on Wheels

$500 (using the power of high-school theater to motivate academic performance and life choices).

Senior Portfolio Show at Cesar Chavez High School

$500 (exhibiting the achievements of high school seniors – as put together and defended by those seniors).

Self-Balancing People-Mover Project

$500 (introducing students to S.T.E.M. learning by building “Self-Balancing” two wheeled people movers that individuals can stand on and maneuver).

Falcon Robotics

$500 (toward designing, modeling, constructing robots and writing software for the robot, and competing against other schools).

AP Mock Exam for Math

$400 (preparing students to take the advanced placement exam for math by staging a practice exam with guidance from an AP reader).

 

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Experience PUHSD Expo

$1,500 (supporting a District-wide student recruiting and marketing event to showcase the many opportunities available to thousands of future high school students, which took place January 25, 2014 at Phoenix College.)

Phoenix Union Visual Arts Program

$1,500 (recognizing the artistic talents of District students through their annual arts show).

Greater Phoenix Music Festival

$1,200 (showcasing the talents of student musicians through their annual concert, as well as expert instruction from experienced professionals).

Trevor Browne Thespian Society

$500 (providing students the opportunity to participate in all facets of putting together a theatrical production).

AP Mock Exam for Math

$400 (preparing students to take the advanced placement exam for math by staging a practice exam with guidance from an AP reader).

Desiderata Hiking Club

$400 (giving students an introduction to disciplines such as life sciences, geography and photography, as well as encouraging the importance of health).

STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY BY

INVESTING IN STUDENT SUCCESS.

Our Sponsors

The purpose of the Phoenix Union Foundation for Education is to provide post-secondary education scholarships and innovation grants for the Phoenix Union High School District via fundraising efforts, such as an annual dinner and golf tournament.  The Foundation’s mission is “Strengthening Our Community by Investing in Student Success.”

The alignment of the Foundation’s mission with that of the Districts will influence college attainment metrics and student success in college, career and life.