Students Earn $19K in Education Grants

A group of graduate students at Arkansas Tech University wrote grant proposals during the spring 2015 semester that resulted in $19,138 in funds for educational projects.

The grant proposals were prepared as part of an Arkansas Tech Center for Leadership and Learning Master of Education course taught by Dr. Ellen Treadway, assistant professor of teaching, learning and leadership at Arkansas Tech.

“Students learn the fundamentals of grant writing in a workshop setting, explore and share funding opportunities for educational professionals and submit a viable proposal for funding during the semester as their course artifact,” said Treadway.

Beneficiaries of the grant funding included students and teachers in the Dardanelle School District, the Deer/Mount Judea School District, the Fort Smith School District, the Magazine School District and the Pine Bluff School District.

The largest single award was a $7,705 competitive grant that will provide Google Chromebooks and a mobile computer cart for a fourth-grade classroom at Spradling Elementary School in Fort Smith.

Arkansas Tech graduate students involved in writing the winning grants included Mandy Daniels, Caitlin Martin, Stephanie Melder, Samantha Minster and Ashley Tidwell.

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