All grant applications must utilize United States or World Wide Stamps as the theme. A grant shall not exceed $150.00 per applicant per semester. Applicants should teach in K-12 schools within the greater Memphis, TN area: (Shelby County, TN; Fayette County, TN; Tipton County, TN; DeSoto County MS; Marshall County, MS; Tunica County, MS; and Crittenden County, AR.)
The completed application should be sent to Memphis Stamp Collectors Society, c/o Ron Williams, PO Box 132, Brunswick, TN 38014. All applications must be typed. Deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug 30. Deadline for Spring Semester is Dec 15.
The Committee meets after the application deadline. They accept, reject, or suggest revisions for each request. Any revised application may be resubmitted for reconsideration with a new deadline specified by the committee.
After a grant is approved, someone from the Memphis Stamp Collectors Society will present the winning teacher(s) with a check made out to that teacher and a Grant Agreement must be signed.
The Grant Agreement states that the teacher receiving the grant will keep a record of all expenditures, submit a Final report with photographs of the projects or samples of the student work to be posted on the: MSCSStamps.org
Project should enhance classroom experience and directly involve students. Interdisciplinary or team teaching projects are encouraged. Grants may be used to purchase supplies; but, should be just one component of a well-planned project, integrated with other curriculum materials and activities.