Grant Requests

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Student Requests Procedures
Guidelines
Application

Group Requests Procedures
Guidelines
Application

The Tucson High Badger Foundation Mission Statement:

“The Badger Foundation strives to perpetuate the traditions and history of Tucson High School, to promote the educational and cultural activities of the students and alumni, and to encourage and support its students to graduate.”

Student Requests

Procedures:

The Badger Foundation Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, so the forms need to be submitted no later than the first Tuesday of the month. The forms are available in the principal’s office, the counselor’s office or the THMS library. They may also be printed from the Badger Foundation website.

  • The request form should be filled out COMPLETELY and LEGIBLY.
  • The student, parent/guardian and counselor need to sign the form.
  • The application should include a printout of the student’s schedule and attendance record, any forms or flyers concerning the request, and a well thought out personal statement describing the reason and background for the request.

If the above procedures are not followed, the Tucson High Badger Foundation will have the right to decline the request or have the student complete the entire process before bringing it back for review.

All funds granted are based on the contingency that the student participates in the event for which the funds were requested.

 

Guidelines for granting awards:

The requests by students should be awarded for the following reasons:

  • The student needs to complete a class required for graduation. Unfortunately, we do not fund requests for students to “get ahead”.
  • The student needs to pay a TUSD fee required in order to enroll or stay in the class. However, we do not give money to other fundraising entities, so we do not pay booster club fees.
  • The student must buy special equipment for the class.
  • The student will attend a conference or sporting event as a representative of THMS.***

The Foundation will look at the following indicators in granting awards:

  • Priority will be given to upper classmen and students from low income families or Youth on Their Own.
  • The Foundation will look at the student’s record for attendance, grades, and discipline as an indication of the student’s character and commitment to school.
  • The Foundation will consider whether the student has looked for other means of funding their request. Not only do we like to help those who help themselves, but we want to know that students have explored all their options.
  • The Foundation will require the student to share his/her experience with the Badger Foundation and/or other students as a participant in a conference/seminar/class, etc. ($250 maximum)
  • For school sponsored events like the Black College Tour, we ask the sponsor(s) to complete a group application. (It is possible to receive a $250, $500 or $750 grant to be distributed among the attendees depending on the circumstances.)

The purpose of these grants is to keep the students in school, help them graduate with their class, while inspiring those around them, as indicated in the Mission Statement of the Foundation. Partial awards are often given, but any requests that do not coincide with the Mission will be awarded only if the board feels that there is a benefit to the student and school by doing so.

• Download an application


Group Requests

Procedures:

  1. The group request form should be received by the Foundation no later than the first Tuesday of the month since the board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. The forms are available in the principal’s office, the counselor’s office or the THMS library. Forms may be printed from the Badger Foundation website.
  2. The request form should be filled out completely and legibly.
  3. The request form should be signed by the sponsor/coach of the group and he/she must be a member of the Badger Foundation.
  4. The request form should be signed by the Assistant Principal for Activities if it is sports related or the Principal if it is not sports related. The signature indicates that there are no other funds available for the activity indicated.
  5. The sponsor/coach should make every effort to attend the board meeting and should contact the chairperson to be put on the agenda. If no arrangements are made, the board will decide whether to allow the group to make a presentation. The board encourages the groups to attend the meeting in order to answer questions if necessary. If the sponsor/coach cannot attend, students may attend provided they have been given the appropriate information and can answer the questions necessary to make an informed decision.
  6. All funds granted are based on the contingency that the group actually participates in the event for which the funds were requested.

Guidelines for granting awards:
The requests by students should be awarded for the following reasons:

  1. The student needs to complete a class required for graduation
  2. The student needs to pay a fee required in order to enroll or stay in the class
  3. The student must buy special equipment for the class
  4. The student will attend a conference or sporting event as a representative of THMS

The Foundation will look at the following indicators in granting awards.

  1. Priority will be given to students who are from low income families or Youth on Their Own
  2. The Foundation will look at the student’s record for attendance, grades, and discipline as an indication of the student’s character and commitment to school.
  3. The Foundation will take into account whether the student has looked for other means of funding their request.
  4. The Foundation will look at what the student will be able to bring back to the school to share with others as a participant in a conference/seminar/class, etc.
  5. The purpose of the gifts and grants should be to keep the students in school and to help them graduate with their class as indicated in the Mission Statement of the Foundation.
  6. Any requests that do not coincide with the Mission will be awarded only if the board feels that there is a benefit to the student and school by doing so. A partial award could be given.
  7. The number of students participating should have some bearing on how much money is granted. Example: If there are 50 students requesting $2,000 that is a reasonable request. If two (2) students request $2,000, that is not. We propose that $500 be the highest amount granted to an individual.
  8. The sponsor/coach must be a member of the Badger Foundation when requesting funds for a group or team.
• Download an application
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