The Foundation begins accepting applications for teacher grants in September of each year. However, we encourage teachers to begin working on their ideas and applications during the summer months. Please click on the links below for a copy of the Foundation’s application and the rubric that is used to evaluate each application.

Grant Rubric

Download information about how grants are evaluated and awarded.

Apply for a Grant

Download our grant application to apply for a grant.


Help fund grants for teachers in all West Side schools.

WLSEF Teacher Grants In Action

Grants from WLSEF to West Lafayette teachers have helped to support innovative and unique projects throughout our schools. Katie Dodds, a 4th grade teacher at West Lafayette Intermediate School, received funding in 2014 for her project, Keeping Student Learning on Track: Using Race Cars and other Hands-on Activities to Reinforce Concepts about Motion. Katie writes, "At the end of our science unit on motion, my students had a much better understanding of the many scientific terms discussed such as relative motion, reference point, velocity, force, friction, drag, and thrust...The students were eager to start science each day, and I was just as excited to teach while using these materials."

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