State Treasurer John Chiang and ScholarShare recognize that students, parents, teachers and administrators are spending more time on endless fundraising events to pay for equipment and programs that are essential to providing kids with well-rounded educations. That is why ScholarShare is launching a new grant program called Scholar Dollars that will be awarding 20 grants of up to $25,000 to K-8 public and charter schools statewide.
Schools are free to spend the grants on musical instruments, computers, library books, sports equipment, field trips, or gardening tools. The grants can also be used for tutoring labs, science and technology and math instruction, student counseling, clubs, and many other activities.
Participation in the Scholar Dollars program is simple. Schools can register online at www.MyScholarDollars.com between February 1-22, 2017 and then get their communities to vote in support of their plan to spend the grant money. The schools that earn the most votes will be awarded grants. (Grants will be awarded in five categories based on enrollment size.) For information about the program, visit www.MyScholarDollars.com/about.