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.


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WLSEF Teacher Grants In Action

Grants from WLSEF to West Lafayette teachers have helped to support innovative and unique projects throughout our schools. West Lafayette Elementary School third grade teacher Ann Kriebel submitted a grant request titled Common Core Cooking. Combining this grant with her own resources, Mrs. Kriebel turned her classroom into a kitchen. She writes, “The project will allow me to use food and food preparation to teach all of the 3rd grade Indiana Academic Standards. My proposal levels the playing field for all of my students because everyone eats and everyone can participate in food preparation equally. Children learn best when they are engaged in experiential learning.” One student said, “Cooking in school is fun. I like cutting things up and getting my hands a little messy. My favorite thing that we’ve made so far is crumpets."

students making hoe cakes