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. To date, The Parsippany Education Foundation has granted over $343,000 to our school district to fund new and innovative programs. 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.

2018/2019 Grants

The Parsippany Education Foundation is pleased to award $13,057.64 in grants for the 2018/2019 school year to the following recipients:

Title of Grant School Awarded Description
Life Cycle of a Caterpillar Eastlake Preschoolers at Eastlake will be able to see first hand, caterpillars becoming butterflies over the course of two weeks.
Nintendo Switch Labo Instruments Troy Hills & Knollwood Students will use their musical knowledge to program Nintendo Switch gaming consoles into musical instruments that are fit for performance.
Up All Knight Café Brooklawn Middle School Up All Knight Café provides a coffee and snack business opportunity to students in the multiple disabilities program.
There is Only One You Lake Parsippany As a community service project, 5th grade students will paint rocks that encourage their uniqueness, diversity, and acceptance of others.
Battle of the Books Mount Tabor The Battle of the Books is a program designed to promote the enjoyment of reading and build a community amongst readers.
The Gift of Music for PHHS 50th Birthday Parsippany Hills To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of PHHS, we would like to commission a new composition for the PHHS band. This music will be premiered by the PHHS band in 2019, and used for the recessional at PHHS graduations for many years. 
Rock Out Loud Rockaway Meadow Music motivates students with autism to become actively engaged in learning activities, and encourages social skills and language development.
Chipwrecks and Redbots! Parsippany Hills The PHHS Robotics Team is a STEM-based club that creates robots for the worldwide competition, FIRST Tech Challenge.  We utilize skills learned from the curriculum such as mathmatics, CAD engineering, physics and computer science for creating our robots. 
Enhancing Community Based Instruction for the Secondary Schools CMS, BMS, PHS This grant will provide students with multiple disabilities across the district with the opportunity to increase functional skills needed in life, by allowing them to take part in age appropriate activities outside the classroom.
Storytelling and Puppets = Amplified Student Voices Troy Hills  The purpose of this proposal is to promote our entire student body to become more enthusiastic expressive and confident public speakers through storytelling and learning the art of puppetry.

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.