The Masterman HSA is pleased to announce $75,000
$300 each | $18,000 total
For the 2022-23 School Year, Masterman HSA will award Staff Grants to all teachers and counselors. This grant program is one of the most popular among HSA members and is designed to enhance the quality of instruction at Masterman while also supporting our teachers and supplement existing resources.
In an update to procedures from past years (and to help expedite the disbursement of funds!) grants will be provided in the form of a Visa gift card. Staff are asked to pick up and sign for the cards from School Operations Officer, Ms. Cruz. Recipients will be required to provide receipts for their purchases by June 1, 2023 to maintain eligibility for the program in the next school year. Funds are intended for supplemental materials or initiatives for instructional purposes. We ask that the funds not be applied to professional development or extracurricular activities. Any unspent balances on the Visa cards by June 1, 2023, will be returned for future use by the HSA.
Depending on our fundraising efforts and management of our budget, we hope to offer a second Staff Grant in the Spring. Thank you, teachers!
$2,200 each | $22,000 total
New this year, HSA will award $2,200 to each of the following 10 departments at Masterman: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Language, Physical Education, Related Arts, and Counseling. The application for Department Grants will be coordinated by the Department Chairs who are asked to gain consensus among their respective teams to identify the best use of funds for materials or initiatives that will be applicable to at least two-thirds of students served by the respective department.
The grant is to be used to enhance instruction and is not intended for professional development or extracurricular activities. In addition, the grant must have the support of at least 60% of the respective department’s staff. Upon joint approval by Administration and the HSA Grants Committee, funds will be disbursed to the school to administer the purchase of the approved expenditures, in accordance with SDP procedures. Any unused funds may be reallocated to other HSA Grants.
$3,000 each for grades 5-12 | $24,000 total
This year the HSA increased the grade-level grant from $1,000 to $3,000 per grade to expand opportunities to promote school spirit, class bonding, fun, and wellness— all of which were negatively impacted by the pandemic. The Class Sponsors are asked to work with members of student government to identify ideas for the best use of funds for each grade, based on grade-level interests and other grade-specific planning considerations.
The Class Sponsors are:
5th Grade: Ms. Lennon
6th Grade: Ms. Lennon
7th Grade: Ms. Amit-Cubbage
8th Grade: Dr. Alberti
9th Grade: Ms. Waber
10th Grade: Ms. Taylor
11th Grade: Ms. Marranzini/Ms. Solomon
12th Grade: Ms. Solomon
All activities should take place at no cost to students and will require joint approval by Administration and the HSA Grants Committee.
HSA will award club grants through a competitive process, intended to provide transparency and inclusivity, as well as responsiveness to varying club needs. Masterman clubs offer tremendous opportunities for students to build community and friendships across grades, gain valuable leadership skills, and pursue their interests across more than 40 clubs that span grades 5-12.
The first deadline for Club grant applications is December 19, 2023 at 11:59pm. The application for Club grants may be submitted by the student club president or teacher sponsor. All grant applications must have the approval of the club’s teacher sponsor. The HSA Grants Committee will review all applications and notify clubs of decisions on January 9, 2023. Funds will be disbursed through the Student Activity Fund in accordance with SDP procedures.
Any unused or additional funds as may be allocated by the HSA will be applied to a second round of grants with a grant application deadline of January 30, 2023 and decisions will be announced on February 13, 2023.
UPDATE #1: First Round Grants have been announced! Congratulations to our amazing club leaders and sponsors for your submissions and participation in this process! All grants have been jointly approved by the HSA Grants Committee, the HSA Board, and administration.
In alphabetical order the recipients are:
Debate Club $2000
Islamic Student Association $400 (for non religious materials)
Les Ambassadeurs de la Langue et La Culture Française (French Club) $300
Little Stitches $200
Masterman Review $550
Masterman Voices $1500
Mock Trial $500
Students Demand Action $300
Student Government Association $1500
Students Run Philly Style $1050
World Affairs $2000
UPDATE #2: The second round of grants is open until January 30th. The Board will vote on any additional funds required to support student clubs needs.
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