About SCI Challenge Grants:

Funds provided by STEM Challenge Initiative (SCI)  are to support STEM education of students in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties in Vermont.  Applications will be considered from organizations such as public schools, private schools, museums, libraries, and other public or private organizations.

Examples of appropriate use of grant funds include:

Range of awards:

Key Elements of a Successful Application

Before you submit a STEM Challenge Grant Application, please Click Here to download a PDF information sheet containing information about submitting your application.

Read the information sheet ahead of time so that you will know what information you need to have available when you submit your application.

In order to ensure that your STEM Challenge Initiative Challenge Grant Applications stands the best chance for being competitive, please consider the following key points that will be evaluated by our Grant Review Committee:

General Information – Application Sections 1-3

Project description- Application Section 4

Project evaluation model- Application Section 5

Relevance to STEM- Application Section 6

Proposed Budget- Application Section 7

Educator’s Bio- Application Section 8

Letter of support-  Application Section 9

Awardee Expectations

Upon project completion, the applicant will complete an outcomes based summary of the project.  We ask that awardees send us digital photos highlighting various project activities.   Awardees understand that these photos may be used by SCI-VT in media and promotional activities.

In addition, successful applicants may be expected to attend an annual awards reception or other similar event and should be prepared to give a short presentation with students in attendance.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about our SCI Challenge Grants.