Who is Eligible
Grants may be awarded to teachers, teacher teams, administrators, other school staff and parent organizations. Funding may be requested for partnerships with appropriate outside organizations, but the applicant must be within the school district.
ANNE MCCULLOUGH ENDOWMENT FUND
The McCullough Family has graciously set up an endowment fund in memory of their daughter Anne, who passed away in 2010 at the young age of 40. Anne graduated with the Class of 1987. Anne was always a champion for those in need, and the fund will be available to provide grant monies for students in the district who may need financial assistance.
Requests for aid may be for items such as testing fees, college application fees, and leadership training opportunities, although any request for funds from a student in need will be considered. For students in lower grades, examples of things that will be considered are classroom supplies that parents are asked to purchase, fees for a student to participate in a community sport or the bowling program, musical instrument fees, Scholastic book purchases and scouting programs. This is a flexible grant and the guidelines will evolve as requests are received. Please keep in mind that checks will not be written to a student directly. The college, organization or department that the funds are being used for will be the payee. In the upper grades, the student is asked to complete the application. Those in lower grades may certainly have parents or teachers assist them. Grant applications may be submitted at any time.
Funds are available for high school students who need assistance purchasing supplies for their Berks Career & Technology Center courses.
Each year, WAEF awards scholarships to talented students and community members through a thoughtful and rigorous review process overseen by WAEF's Grants & Scholarships Committee.
In 2020, over 130 applications were reviewed for 25 scholarships totaling $40,500. While we were unable to gather for our annual Scholarship Award Ceremony in 2020, we are nonetheless incredibly proud of their accomplishments!
WAEF scholarships are made possible by the generosity of businesses, families, individuals and groups who believe in the power of education and wanted to make a long-lasting contribution to the students of Wyomissing Area School District. The support of our community ensures our success!
To learn more about individual scholarship opportunities and to apply, please visit our Scholarships page.
SPARTAN FUND GRANTS
What is the Spartan Fund?
A fund established by an anonymous donor to help students in grades K-6 succeed.
What does it cover?
School supplies, school field trips, books, school lunches, fees for after-school activities or other extracurricular activities provided by WASD or any outside service provider, including, but not limited to:
Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts of America
Music or art enrichment classes
Sports clubs (Little League baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, etc.)
Summer Playground Programs at Wyomissing Borough and West Reading Borough
Summer STEAM administered by the Wyomissing Area School District
Summer pool membership or passes
Any need that a student has but does not have the financial resources to meet.
How does a student apply? There is NO formal application. If a teacher or staff member sees a need that a student has, he/she simply needs to call or email the WAEF Executive Director and communicate this need and any suggestions on how to address it. The Executive Director will work with the donor to address the need.