The Aloah B. Kincaid Academic Enrichment Grants Annual Fund
Named in honor of former Booker T. Washington teacher and founder of the Booker T. Washington Foundation for Excellence, the Aloah B. Kincaid Academic Enrichment Grants Annual Fund provides financial support through grants for educational resources and academic based extracurricular needs. Aloah was an instrumental force in the transition of Booker T. Washington as a magnet school. It’s fitting that this fund continues the important work Aloah began.
Since its founding in 1993, the Booker T. Washington Foundation for Excellence has awarded nearly $1.5 million in Academic Enrichment Grants to Booker T. Washington High School. The Foundation’s grants help bridge the gap between academic needs and funding, and provide supplementary educational opportunities that would not otherwise be available to staff or students.
Throughout the school year, the Foundation awards grants to teachers and staff to help pay for activities and supplies important to teachers and students. Grants have been awarded for classroom supplies (e.g., science equipment, text books, etc.), academic and enrichment field trips, teacher professional dues, college placement exams, etc.
The Foundation is committed to its partnership with Booker T. and to maintaining the culture of excellence the school has cultivated for decades. In order to continue providing Academic Enrichment Grants in 2016/2017 and beyond we need your financial support. Although we do not yet know exactly what the grant needs for this year will be, based on presently submitted applications and prior year’s experience, we anticipate the following requests:
Anticipated Grant Needs for 2016-2017
|Foreign Exchange Trips||$14,000|
|JROTC Competition & Cyber Studies||$14,000|
|Speech & Debate Tournaments||$10,000|
|Men of Power/Women Empowered College Tour||$9,000|
|Academic Bowl Team||$8,500|
|IB Exams (free/reduced lunch)||$6,900|
|Calculators & Math Equipment||$5,000|
|Lab Supplies & Science Materials||$4,500|
|Teacher Board Certification & Training||$4,500|
|Music Equipment & Supplies||$3,700|
|STEM Drone Team||$3,000|
|Foreign Language Teacher Dues||$600|
Please help preserve Booker T.’s legacy with your contribution to the Aloah B. Kincaid Academic Enrichment Grants Annual Fund. Your gift is extremely important because it offers immediate resources directed to academic endeavors at the Hive.