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D-backs School Challenge

Make Your Best Pitch!

$100,000 D-backs School ChallengeThe Arizona Diamondbacks and University of Phoenix are committed to helping Arizona educators provide the best possible learning experience for their students. We are inviting teachers and faculty to "Make Your Best Pitch" for a $5,000 grant for your classroom or school.

Grants will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Education Programs: Grants in this category will provide a unique opportunity that allows schools, teachers and students to fund projects and programs geared toward improving education outcomes for students.
  • Innovation and Technology: Grants in this category will be used to support innovative teaching strategies and/or technology that improve student performance.
  • Nutrition and Fitness: Grants in this category will create or enhance access to nutrition information/healthy eating habits or create programming that improves overall nutrition and fitness outcomes for students.
  • Campus Improvements: Grants in this category will address campus improvements that provide a safe and enhanced environment for learning, sports, outdoor play, and/or team activity. In addition, schools are encouraged to apply for grants that improve campus icons that are a source of brand identification or school pride.

The applications are read and scored by a panel of Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation employees and University of Phoenix employees. Each reader is asked to designate a score in the following categories for each application:

  • Need - Clear demonstration of financial need to sustain, create or support the program.
  • Educational Impact - The project/program will improve learning or learning environment for students.
  • Innovation - The project/idea is creative, innovative or adds relevant technology.
  • Sustainability - The project/program can be sustained after the initial grant is received.
  • Opportunity - Alignment with this project creates a unique opportunity for the University of Phoenix and/or the D-backs.

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and University of Phoenix will select schools named in applications to each receive an estimated $5,000 grant. Please fill out the form below by 4:59 p.m. MST on September 30, 2015.


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SCHOOL INFORMATION
* Name of School
* School Address
School Address 2
* City
* Zip Code
* School Phone
* School District
* Name of Program/Project
* Program Budget
* Number of students impacted by program each year
Include approximate numbers if program is new
* Percentage of students enrolled in free/reduced lunch
* Has the Principal/Vice Principal been made aware of the proposal?   Yes    No
CONTACT INFORMATION
* Name of Person Making Request
* Title/Role with School
* Contact Number

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PROGRAM CATEGORY
* Please select one Program category
Innovation & Technology    School & Campus Improvements
Education Programs Nutrition & Fitness

* Program/Project Description and Use of Funds: In 500 words or less, please provide a description of the program or project you are proposing for funding as well as a brief description of how the estimated $5,000 grant would be spent. Be sure to illustrate why this program is important to your students and how it would change their educational experience for the better.


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