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Clifton Education Foundation

clifton education foundation

Investing In Our Community's Future...

Marie L. Hakim Scholarship  For Future Educators

In memory of Marie Hakim, the Clifton Education Foundation has established a scholarship fund through the Guidance Department at Clifton High School. It will be entitled the  Marie L. Hakim Scholarship for Future Educators, and will be awarded to students who plan to further their education for a career in teaching. Donations may be made payable to the Clifton Education Foundation and sent to P.O. Box 2071, Clifton, NJ 07015.

Grants Available for 2019-2020

Introduction: The Clifton Education Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1998 as a non-profit community organization independent of the Clifton Board of Education. Our purpose is to further the educational goals of the Clifton Public Schools through the funding of creative programs and special projects that cannot be supported through the regular district budget. We are announcing the availability of grants of up to $500 for the 2019-20 school year. The number of grants awarded will depend upon the success of our upcoming fundraisers.

Who May Apply For These Grants?: District staff (teachers, administrators and other members of the staff), student groups and parent groups (i.e., PTOs, HSAs).

Examples Of Projects Considered For Fundraising: Math and Science Projects; World Language or Multicultural Programs; Environmental Studies; Art, Theater, Music or Literature Programs; Technology Projects; and Problem-Solving/Critical Thinking Activities. Other creative and innovative types of projects not listed here will also be considered for funding.

How Will Proposals Be Evaluated?: All applications will be reviewed by a committee from our Board of Trustees, which will evaluate the proposal on its originality and creativity, as well as an explanation of how, through its goals and objectives, the project will benefit Clifton students.

How To Apply: Applications are available in the offices of all building principals and online on the district's web site under District Information Menu - Clifton Education Foundation. Complete the application and return it, along with two copies, by mail to: Grant Applications Committee, Clifton Education Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 2071, Clifton, NJ 07015.

All applications must be postmarked by Friday, September 20, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.  Applicants will receive notice, in writing, of the status of their applications by Monday, October 7, 2019.

Required signatures: Elementary, middle school and high school staff members must obtain the signature of thier building principal and subject supervisor. Clubs only need approval of the building principal. Principals must obtain the signature of the Assistant Superintendent. Student groups must obtain the signature of their building principal and faculty advisor. Parent organizations need approval of their building principal. Any staff member submitting a grant involving computer technology (not including equipment) must obtain the authorization of the Coordinator of Instructional Technology. If these guidelines are not followed, your grant will be rejected.

Summary Report:  Grant awardees will be required to submit a summary report on their project to the Clifton Education Foundation, Inc. by Friday, June 5, 2020. For further information about the grants program, call Loretta Ahmad at 973-919-0118 (cell).