Grants and Scholarships

The Foundation awards grants to teachers, parents and students in the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District for programs that demonstrate novel ideas in enhancing education opportunities for students in the school district. We invite contributions and proposals to further the areas of:

Academic Enrichment: Seeks experience which enhance scholastic growth outside the regular offerings of the schools

Advancement of Teaching and Learning: Aids in the development of growth of professional staff, parents and community members

Arts in Education: Supports experiences in the fine and performing arts.

Science and Math: Promotes high-quality, innovative science and math education. Helps to revitalize science and math programs, nurture a sense of scientific discovery in young people and enrich the learning experience of students.

Technology: Augments the community's ability to use this tool with a special emphasis on bringing people together through its use.

2016/2017 Grants

The Parsippany Education Foundation is pleased to award $18,159.88 in grants for the 2016/2017 school year to the following recipients:

Title of Grant School Awarded Description
Nessy Northvail At risk students need additional support using a software system that is highly motivating.  The combination of Nessy and Orton-Gillingham will result in helping students read which is a necessary life skill.
National History Day Central Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, interviews and create projects using their new knowledge.
Mindful Kids Lake Parsippany Mindfulness helps students strengthen focus and concentration, improve emotional regulation, strengthen empathy, lower stress levels, and improve impulse control.
The Penguin Press Lake Parsippany  The Penguin Press Newspaper authenticates Language Arts and Technology.  Class Reporters select, edit and word process all submissions for publication.
LEGO Education Intervale LEGO Education provides an engaging and concrete way to understand abstract concepts by working together using creativity and problem solving skills.
Virtual Reality for the High School Classroom Parsippany High Virtual Reality Viewers give students access to hundreds of virtual reality field trips all over the world and beyond.
Taking a Stand Littleton The purpose of this proposal is to enhance the Anti-Bullying program at our school through interactive "Bully No More" an Anti-Bullying assembly.
Phantasmagorical Fun Central The Shakespeare Theater of NJ will present a live performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream on May 10, 2017 at CMS
Rock Out Loud Rockaway Meadow Music motivates students with autism to become actively engaged in learning activities, and encourages social skills and language development.
Science & Math Parsippany High The Parsippany Robotics Club is applying for a grand to fund our equipment to get started on our competitive season.
Artist in Residence: 
The Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Parsippany Hills Hosting The Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet as artists in residence in the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District.  The quartet will hold clinics, rehearsals and a performance with our elementary, middle, and high school instrumental music students.
Enhancing Social Skills Through Community Exploration #1 Parsippany Hills/ Brooklawn  This grant will help students to develop their social skills outside of the classroom while participating in exciting, educational trips.
Enhancing Social Skills Through Community Exploration #2 Central/PHS This grant will allow students with multiple disabilities the opportunity to learn skills needed throughout life by allowing them to take part in age appropriate activities.

Summary of grants that have been awarded in the past

In addition, each year, we award scholarships to graduating seniors at Parsippany High School and Parsippany Hills High School. For eligibility and applications, please see the high school guidance counselors.