2013 Granting Dreams Program
Eligibility: Any current Parkway student, kindergarten through 12th grade, is eligible to apply for a Dream Grant. Any Dream is eligible provided that it relates to learning, skill development or personal growth. Dreams that are intended for personal gain, purely recreational use or Dreams associated with a political or religious organization cannot be funded. Grants are for individuals only, not groups. Due to NCAA eligibility rules, the PAA does not fund athletic endeavors for students after the completion of 8th grade.
Deadline: All Dream Grant applications must be received no later than February 1, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the office of the Parkway Alumni Association at 455 N. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017. It is your responsibility to get it to the Alumni office. If you have questions, please call 314-415-8074. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
About the Program
The Granting Dreams program is designed to turn dreams into realities for students eager to further their learning or explore new opportunities. Grant requests range from Japanese lessons for a grade school youngster, to a medical mission trip to Honduras and a student wanting to take a robotics class.
Grants of financial support of up to $250 are awarded, as well as grants of community resources and/or alumni support. Students are encouraged to submit requests that demonstrate a commitment to furthering skills, acquiring knowledge or experience, participating in school-related activities, or those that involve the community.
“When students meet success in one area of their lives, the thrill of accomplishment carries over into other areas and becomes a motivating factor in their education,” says Mimi Holder, chairperson for the Granting Dreams committee. “The Granting Dreams application process challenges students to figure out what steps it will take to make their dream a reality.”
In 2012, The Parkway Alumni Association awarded more than $19,000 in monetary dream grants and numerous resource grants were awarded to students throughout Parkway.
To date, the Parkway Alumni Association has awarded nearly $220,000 in monetary grants for students, including more than 120 community resource grants.
About the Parkway Alumni Association
The mission of the Parkway Alumni Association is to encourage communication among alumni and foster programs which serve and support the Parkway community. For 20 years, the PAA has played a key role in the district by implementing programs that help drive student achievement and also recognize outstanding Parkway educators. To learn more about the PAA and its programs, visit www.ParkwayAlumni.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-415-8074.