The Meemic Foundation Reminds Wisconsin Educators to Make Applying For A Book Grant Part of Back-to-School Planning

Jul 17, 2013, 11:57 ET from The Meemic Foundation

MADISON, Wis., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meemic Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Meemic Insurance Company, is encouraging teachers to visit to apply for a book grant which provides up to $500 for books, digital material and audio resources for the upcoming 2013-14 school year.

"It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through the summer," said Pamela Harlin, spokesperson for The Meemic Foundation.  "As teachers are preparing to head back to the classroom, we hope that they will take a moment to complete an application for a book grant.  During the 2012-13 school year, we were able to provide funding to 35 schools across Wisconsin with grants for a variety of educational initiatives and we are pleased to be able to offer financial support for exceptional Wisconsin educators for the upcoming year as well."   

The grant process is simple.  Educators simply need to visit the Foundation website and complete the easy online book grant application, outlining their request.

Book grant applications are evaluated based on a variety of criteria that are provided on The Meemic Foundation website.  Any employee of a Wisconsin public, private, charter or parochial school, from pre-school to post-secondary education, may apply for a Meemic Foundation book grant.  Educators from the same school are welcome to submit proposals for different book grant requests.  The deadline for applications is September 30, 2013.  Grant recipients will be notified in November 2013 and funds will be made available immediately.

The support from The Meemic Foundation allows educators to be innovative and offer learning experiences that otherwise might not be possible due to funding limitations.  Some of the grant recipients during the past school year include Preble High School in Green Bay, which received a $280 grant for special books to assist students who were failing academically.  Another grant recipient, Whitehorse Middle School in Madison, used their $500 grant to purchase high interest books to engage students that were reading at a minimal or basic level.  Edgar Elementary School in Edgar received a $480 grant to purchase nonfiction books for their multi-curricular language arts curriculum.

"The Meemic Foundation is committed to positively enhancing the educational experiences of Wisconsin students through our support of schools and educators, said Harlin.  "Since our inception, our programs have benefitted more than 1.5 million students.  We look forward to our continued involvement in the advancement of education in Wisconsin."

About The Meemic Foundation
The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education was created by Meemic Insurance Company in 1992. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the future of education by offering financial assistance to schools and educators. Over the years we have had the pleasure of providing funding to some of the most creative and passionate teachers in the world. Their stories inspire us to continue funding projects that affect a large number of students and support the educational communities that we proudly serve.





SOURCE The Meemic Foundation