Past Recipients

Grantee
Grant Type
Amount
Year

Duke University Talent Identification Program

To support the expansion of Project Launch, which engages high ability, low-income 5th - 7th grade s ...
To support the expansion of Project Launch, which engages high ability, low-income 5th - 7th grade students in academic opportunities including Duke's week-long residential summer program known as CRISIS, online learning courses with Duke mentorship, book club experiences, above-level testing, and text and email 'nudges' with academic guidance.
Talent Development Award
$800,000
2019

University of Alaska Foundation

To support the Rural Alaska Honors Institute at University of Alaska Fairbanks, a rigorous college p ...
To support the Rural Alaska Honors Institute at University of Alaska Fairbanks, a rigorous college preparatory summer bridge program for academically talented rural and Alaska Native high school students.
Rural Talent Initiative
$150,000
2019

YES Scholars

To support the YES Appalachia Program, which provides academic, cultural, and college advising suppo ...
To support the YES Appalachia Program, which provides academic, cultural, and college advising support to promising young students from communities with financial need in rural North Carolina.
Rural Talent Initiative
$150,000
2019

James Madison University

To support the Valley Scholars Program at James Madison University, which provides comprehensive, ye ...
To support the Valley Scholars Program at James Madison University, which provides comprehensive, year-round academic and college advising to high-achieving students with financial need in rural Virginia.
Rural Talent Initiative
$150,000
2019

Young Artists of America at Strathmore

To support the Reach for the Stars program, which awards scholarships for participation in the Summe ...
To support the Reach for the Stars program, which awards scholarships for participation in the Summer Performing Arts Intensives (SPAI) to enable promising young performing artists from low- and moderate-income families to study with top teaching artists.
Good Neighbor Grant
$25,000
2019

Washington Urban Debate League

To support the program’s expansion to five new schools, providing their high-quality afterschool deb ...
To support the program’s expansion to five new schools, providing their high-quality afterschool debate program to 100 additional talented students.
Good Neighbor Grant
$16,000
2019

StoryBook Treasures

To support a reading enrichment program for students in grades K-3 at select schools in Loudoun Coun ...
To support a reading enrichment program for students in grades K-3 at select schools in Loudoun County. StoryBook Treasures helps nurture the love of reading at a critical time when students are developing reading and comprehension skills.
Good Neighbor Grant
$20,000
2019

Mosby Heritage Area Association

To support the Local History in the Schools program, which helps connect the region’s rich history w ...
To support the Local History in the Schools program, which helps connect the region’s rich history with in-classroom curriculum, providing context within the communities where students live.
Good Neighbor Grant
$10,000
2019

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