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Grants for Student Projects

The Friends Council on Education funds creative, student-centered projects that focus on the Quaker testimonies in Friends schools. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for projects to be completed in the 2019-20 school year. Proposals are due by Friday, May 3, 2019. The Grants Committee will consider all proposals received by the deadline and notify recipients by mid-June, 2019.


  • Friends schools in the United States which are members of the Friends Council on Education are eligible to apply for funds.
  • The committee is sensitive to the needs of the smaller schools and those with limited budgets.
  • Two years must elapse after a school receives a grant before it is again eligible (see list to the right). Schools which do not submit a grant report are ineligible for future grants.
  • The maximum grant for a project is $2,000.
  • The Grants Committee asks Friends schools to choose one project proposal to submit for funding per year.
  • The grant proposal must be made by a faculty member or administrator, and must be officially approved by the head of school.


The following criteria are used in evaluating proposals:

  • Project promotes Quaker studies and/or the Quaker testimonies.
  • Project actively and directly involves Friends school students in creative, collaborative work.
  • Project budget reflects careful stewardship of resources and is clearly articulated.
  • Special consideration is given to new initiatives.
  • The Grants Committee discourages applications to fund financial aid for ongoing projects or for transportation or travel expenses.
  • Grants are not given to fund staff salary or stipends. 
  • The Grants Committee will consider funding up to a 50% honorarium for an outside speaker, visiting artist or author, or external consultant to engage directly with students as part of an ongoing student-centered project.
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