Dewitt E. & Vera M. Hooker Grant

DeWitt E. & Vera M. Hooker Fellowship Grant

The DeWitt E. and Vera M. Hooker Fellowship Grant was established in 1979. The purpose of the award, which honors FCIS founding Executive Secretary and his wife, is to encourage the development of projects which will benefit FCIS member schools. Schools are encouraged to apply for a grant in order to share exciting ideas and innovations with colleagues. The actual amount of the grant is determined by the FCIS Board of Directors. A presentation of the winning project is made annually at the November Convention in the year following the award. Corresponding materials are made available to all member schools.


DeWitt E. & Vera M. Hooker Fellowship Grant Application

The Florida Council of Independent Schools invites you to enter the competition for the 2017 DeWitt E. & Vera M. Hooker Fellowship Grant, valued at up to $5,000.

Open to all members of the faculty, staff and administration of FCIS Member Schools.

Deadline: March 24, 2017

  • This is a cash grant by the Board of Directors to a member of an FCIS school’s faculty, staff or administration. The actual amount of the grant will be determined by the Board.
  • The purpose of the award, which honors the FCIS founding Executive Secretary and his wife, is to encourage the development of projects which will benefit the Council’s member schools, in particular, and independent schools in general.
  • The intent of this award is to serve FCIS member schools while enhancing your school’s program.
  • Projects must have significance beyond an individual school to be accepted and must be shared with all Council schools.
  • It is not required that the project be completed during the current school year, although if not, an estimate of its completion date should be given. A presentation of the winning project should be made at the 2017 Convention in Orlando.

  • Should the individual receiving the grant leave the school before the completion of the project, the school may choose an individual to complete the project or return the money to FCIS.

  • In most cases, grants should not include compensation or equipment purchases.

  • All winning projects must be submitted to the FCIS State Office in an electronic version after the Convention. The Council will distribute to the member schools.

  • There is no limit on the number of applications that can be submitted from any one school.
  • Additional materials should not be submitted with the application.
  • Deadline for submitting applications is March 24, 2017. Please note that all applications must carry the endorsement of the school head.

Head of School Endorsement (Must be emailed to kdanger@fcis.org for application to be complete and considered for grant award.)

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