**March 16, 2017: The application for this round of classroom adoptions closed March 15, 2017. Please click here to register your classroom and receive updates on funding opportunities.**
AdoptAClassroom.org is accepting applications from teachers for our Special Education Fund!
Are you a special education teacher in need of classroom funds? Apply to the AdoptAClassroom.org Special Education Fund, sponsored by F.I.S.H. Foundation, for your chance at receiving a $600 classroom grant.
How to Apply
If you would like to apply for the $600 grant, submit the application found here by the March 15, 2017, deadline. Twenty-one teachers will be selected to receive funds, so make sure your application stands out. Here are a few tips on how to submit a great application:
Send Quality Photos
Applications should have two to three high-quality photos of your classroom or students. Show us your classroom in action, like students working on an assignment or playing with classroom materials. Believe it or not, teacher selfies are also encouraged as long as we can see your face well!
Avoid sending photos with your students’ faces visible (see the example to the left). We may share your photos on the blog, with donors, or on social media and we cannot use photos where students’ faces are visible without a parent release.
Check your Grammar
We know teachers are busy, but make sure to double-check your application. If you have spelling or grammar errors, it will decrease your likelihood of receiving funds. Students are expected to check their grammar and spelling, so here’s your chance to show them why it matters.
Tell us your Story
We want to hear about your classroom and what makes it unique! Describe what separates your room or your students from the average classroom environment. Also, be sure to explain why your classroom needs funds. Many teachers registered on AdoptAClassroom.org are in need of a donation, so be clear about your reasons for needing this $600 grant and how the funds can benefit your special education students.