Does your school/district have students who are working to give back to the community in which they live? Or maybe, they have expanded their reach to include the global community. If so, please encourage them to apply for one of Kentucky Association of School Administrator’s (KASA) Student Impact Grants. This grant funds schools in Kentucky (grades K-12) who strive to take the next step in education by using project based learning in their classrooms and giving back to their community or the global community.


This application is for a grant of up to $2,500 awarded to a project based learning class or group. Applicants for this grant may be students or classes from any grade level in the state of Kentucky. The applicants will be divided into four different age levels (grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and there will be one recipient from each level

In addition to the application, students are required to submit a one-two minute video introducing their project and class/group. The video should explain who your group is and your goals for the project.

Teachers may give guidance to students, but the intent is for students to answer the grant application questions and to create the video themselves. 

Video Guidelines

  • 1-2 minute video (150MB or less)
  • Follows copyright laws and grant guidelines
  • Video file saved using the format: pblgrant_districtname_principalslastname_grade
  • Upload video to YouTube or Vimeo and share link where requested on application

Recognition and Prizes

First place winners will be invited to attend KASA’s annual leadership institute July 26 or 27 and be recognized before a large audience. During the recognition ceremony, the winners will receive their awards.


Applications and Videos are due no later than April 28, 2017. 






    

   



Congratulations to 2016 Recipients!



Grades K-2 Recipient
Eastern Elementary, Henry Co.



Grades 3-5 Recipient

West Point Elementary, West Point Ind.



Grades 6-8 Recipient
North Laurel Middle, Laurel Co.




Grades 9-12 Recipient

Lee Co. High School, Lee Co.

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Students will be scored based on the following rubric.

 

KASA Impact Grant Rubric

Criteria

Meets All Expectations

(3)

Meets Some Expectations

(2)

Meets Few Expectations

(1)

Score

 

Video & Summary

The video and summary clearly explain who you are and the goals of the project.

The video and summary clearly explain who you are but not the goals of the project, or explain the goals of the project but not who you are.

The video and summary do not explain who you are or the goals of the project.

 

Project Based Learning

The project has an educational benefit to the students and has a significant impact beyond having fun.

The project has some educational benefits but is mainly for the students to have fun while doing the project.

The project doesn’t have any educational benefit to the students and is only for fun.

Items Requested

There is a clear explanation for what is needed and the grant will be used.

There is a clear explanation of how most of the grant will be used.

There is a clear explanation some of the items needed and how some of the grant will be used.

 

Timeline

There is a detailed timeline explaining what you are going to do and when you are going to do it.

The timeline does not have enough detail about what you are going to do or when you are going to do it.

There is no timeline.

 

Impact

The project gives back to the local community or the global community and the impact can be measured.

The project gives back to the local or the global community but the impact is hard to measure.

The project has no clear impact on the local and global community.

 

Funding and Marketing  This project has already received some funding and has a clear plan for marketing (if applicable). This project has received some funding and has an idea for a marketing plan. The project has received no funding and does not have a marketing plan (if applicable).    
Sustainability of Project This project will continue to have an impact beyond this school year. This project may have somewhat of an impact beyond this school year. This project will have no impact beyond this school year.    

Total:

       Amount to be Awarded: