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Educational Word Search Teacher Grant

Grants to USA K-12 Teachers for Outstanding
Lesson Plans that Make Learning Fun

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Foundation / Corporation

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Deadline Date:

08/31/18 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of $100, grants of $200, and grants of $500 to USA and territories K-12 teachers to recognize and support outstanding lesson plans. The purpose of this award is to support teachers who are putting forth an extra effort to make learning fun. Teachers are invited to share their educational word search and lesson plan for the chance to win funds for their classroom. Educational games in the classroom can make complicated material understandable and memorable for students.

To enter, submit a lesson plan that meets the following criteria:
-The lesson plan can be for any subject. It should include a word search made at My Word Search as an integral component of the lesson. (Standard fees will be waived for grant submissions.)
-The lesson plan is designed for students in any grade between K-12.
-All components of the lesson plan must be solely your work, without the use of prepared educational materials available elsewhere.
-The lesson plan should be one you plan to use in your classroom in the coming year.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183789

Number of Grants:

My Word Search will choose five lesson plans.

Estimated Size of Grant:

You can win $100 - $500 for your classroom.

Grant amounts, to be awarded in the form of a Visa gift card, are as follows:

-1st place: $500
-2nd place: $200
-3rd, 4th, & 5th place: $100 each

Finalists may be selected to win a free subscription to My Word Search.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

K-12 classroom teachers may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Follow these guidelines to enter. Incomplete submissions will not be eligible to earn a grant.

1. Create your lesson plan. Use whatever format you are most comfortable with; My Word Search does not have a preferred format for the lesson plan. However, the aim or objective of the lesson should be clear (“Students will be able to…”). It should also be clear how the word search will help accomplish the stated objective.

2. Create your word search. Email My Word Search at the address listed below so they can waive the one-time publishing fee. Wait for an email confirming your word search has been unlocked. This should take no longer than 24 hours. Publish your word search once it is unlocked.

3. Fill out the application form. My Word Search will notify winners through the email listed in the form. Remember, no fees are required to apply for this grant. You must follow the steps as outlined above. Applications with unpublished puzzles will not be considered.

Submit your lesson plan no later than 11:59 PM EST on August 31st, 2018. Late submissions will not be eligible to win.

The winners of the grant are chosen at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee. The winners and the finalists will be announced by September 30th, 2018.

Winners will be announced (and winning lesson plans will be featured) on the My Word Search blog.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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