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Versacare to Award $1 Million to NAD Adventist Schools in 2020

Story by Thomas Macomber

Versacare announced that for 2020 it will award $1 million in STEM grants to qualifying Adventist primary and secondary schools across the North American Division (NAD).

The 2020 STEM grant program is open to all NAD local conference- or church-sponsored primary or secondary schools, except for those schools which received a Versacare STEM grant in 2018 or 2019.

The funding categories are as follows:

• $5,000 for schools of 3 or less classrooms;

• $10,000 for schools of 4 or more classrooms;

• $10,000 for senior academies.

The deadline to apply is December 31, 2019. Applications are via the Versacare website. Applicants will be prompted to provide three items of documentation to satisfy IRS grant funding eligibility:

• A list of current school board members;

• Last year’s financial statement; and

• A copy of the school’s board approved technology plan.

Among the many uses of STEM funds are the purchase of classroom smart boards, providing tablets or laptops for student use, equipping or updating student computer labs, installation of 3-D printers and related software, initiating or funding robotics programs, instruction in software coding, the equipping of chemistry, physics and biology labs and more.

Click here to apply for a STEM grant or to learn more about Versacare’s 2020 STEM grant program.

2020 will be Versacare’s fifth successive year funding STEM grants. To date, Versacare has provided 229 schools with a total of $1,830,000 in STEM funding.

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