Technology Grants - Program Canceled
Teachers inquiring about the next cycle of the Technology Grant program should be aware that it WILL NOT continue next year. We will not be releasing any applications this fall.
FRED congratulates all of the past recipients of this program and thanks them for applying.
Each year, FRED awards $75,000 in scholarships to rural America's most accomplished and intelligent students. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, and are funded by the FRED Scholarship Endowment and donations to FRED's Annual Giving Campaign. The Everette Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship honors Mr. Kneece's vital and pioneering efforts on behalf of FRED, and awards $5,000 to the year's top applicant.
The Ethyl Grant program provides matching grants to fund projects aimed at bettering their communities. The grants, ranging from $500 - $2,500, are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year and must be matched by the community. There are two types of Ethyl Grants that may be awarded, the Educational Grant and the Community Development Grant. This matching grant program focuses on ways rural communities can work together to meet a collective need. Grants have been used for projects such as building wheelchair ramps and accessible bathrooms in a local baseball park, purchasing a school's first Smart Board for their classrooms, and creating a safe playing environment for school-age children. Bennet & Bennet, PLLC and Ericsson are the sponsors of the 2014 Ethyl Grant Program.
Program ends September 30, 2014. For a 2014 Ethyl Grant brochure, please click here.