S ince 1996, we have proudly served the communities of Fort Lawn, Great Falls, and all of Lancaster County. As we grow a healthier community, together, the Arras Foundation is committed to supporting educators and their work to create innovative learning opportunities for students. We want all students to thrive and reach their full potential.
The Horizon Education Grant promotes collaboration between educators, parents and students in shared projects and activities. Educators have the option to apply for two Horizon Education grants during the school year, one $500 grant and one multi-educator grant up to $2,000.
The Youth Committee is the body responsible for reviewing and approving all grant applications. This is an opportunity for students to get involved in community activity, explore the world of philanthropy, and aid in innovation within the school system. Students from the University of South Carolina Lancaster (USCL), Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land, Lancaster County, Great Falls, and Lewisville High Schools make up the Horizon Education Grant Youth Committee.
Potential grantseekers are requested to complete the following application steps:
Seek school leadership approval for proposal.
Collaborate with a student or parent on your ideas or classroom needs.
For teachers at the elementary level (4K through 5th grade), collaboration with at least one parent; for teachers at the middle, high and post-secondary level, collaboration with at least one student.
Complete an application.
Horizon Education applications are now being accepted. Click here to apply!
Horizon Education Grant Resources
Click here to access Horizon Education Grant application templates and resources.
Please submit applications for the Spring Review Cycle before 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Howe (EHowe@arrasfoundation.org).
Horizon Education Grant Youth Committee
Throughout each grant cycle, our dedicated Youth Committee reviews all Horizon Education grant applications. Our Youth Committee members are selected by their respective schools to represent six area high schools and the University of South Carolina. This group makes final funding decisions with guidance from Foundation Trustees and Staff. On a monthly basis, this group will be exposed to professional and leadership development opportunities in addition to practice with grantmaking. If you know of a student who would be interested in this opportunity, contact Elizabeth Howe (EHowe@arrasfoundation.org) and let your school know!
Check out how Van Wyck Elementary School utilized the Horizon Education Grant!
|Brooklyn Springs Elementary||Dealing Success||Marni Peavy, Monica Baskin, Jane Poovey, Andrea Hudson|
|Brooklyn Springs Elementary||Lights, Camera, Action!||Shelby Schwartz, Brittany McManus|
|Buford High School||The Dream to STEAM||Gayle Posipanko, Phillip Fleming, Sydney Bucca, Juline Wieland|
|Great Falls High School||All Kids Active||Josh Heffner, Garrett Knight|
|Heath Springs Elementary||Makerspace for STEAM Future||Kristy Horton, Megan Hanna|
|Indian Land Elementary School||Marble Run Fun||Elizabeth Massie, Janet Vecchio|
|Indian Land Middle School||Working Without Walls: An Open Air Classroom||Teresa Petty, Nancy Gearhart, Phedrian Alexander, Kelly Ewing|
|Lancaster High School||Goodbye Language Barriers||Ingrid Corpuz, Eric Byrd, Sara Jordan, Sharon Johnson|
|Lewisville Middle School||Be the Best You||Heather Hillis, Alma Wilson|
|Lewisville High School||Safe Training||Rusty Pemberton|
|Lewisville High School||The Weight Room||Rusty Pemberton, Will Mitchell, Whitney Eubanks, Blake Barron|
|Lewisville High School||Seeing Myself in Books||Lynn Kelley|
|Lewisville Middle School||Be the Best You||Heather Hillis, Alma Wilson|
|Lewisville Middle School||Yuki Ball||Whitney Eubanks|
|North Elementary School||Exploring Groundwater Hydrology & Macro Invertebrates||Stephanie Golaski|
|USC Lancaster||Lancer Ambassadors||Karlee Christian, Haley Sims, Jennifer Blackmon, Justin Pearson|
|Andrew Jackson Middle School||Welcome to Vol-Ville||Susan Hammond, Michelle Perkins, LaShae Wallace|
|Educational Foundation of USC Lancaster||CLEVER – Campaign Literacy Educates Voters to Encourage Responsibility||Steven Campbell, Danelle Faulkenberry, Brandon Newton, Ryleigh Waiters|
|Great Falls High School||Project AKA – All Kids Active||Josh Heffner, Garrett Knight|
|Great Falls High School, Lewisville High School||The Next Steps with Holly Hayes: Empowering Students to Move Ahead After an Unusual Senior Year||Antonio Artis, Abby Brunson, Robbie Yarbrough|
|North Elementary||Learning Power ON-THE-GO||Marian Berks, Anna Evers, Katherine Hopper, Rebekah White|
|North Elementary||Powerful Connections||Deborah Cole, Ingrid Corpuz, Rebecca Hammond, Bailey Threatt|
|USC Lancaster||Finance Bootcamp||Albert Blackmon, Phillip Parket, Stan Emmanuel, Mike Sherrill|
|Van Wyck Elementary||Growing Our Leveled Library: Expansion and Home Connection||Samantha Rigby|
|Andrew Jackson High School||Composers Unite||Lizzi Elliott, Katy Richert, Shannon Bradberry|
|Andrew Jackson High School||Lifting for a Lifetime||Brenton Walters, Tyler Bradley, Scotty Phillips, TJ Armburst|
|Andrew Jackson High School||State Exam Test Preparation||Josianne Campbell|
|AR Rucker Middle School||Math Interactive Notebooks…..Digitalized!||Casie Cate|
|Buford Elementary||ABii||Andrea Ribelin, Trena Thompson, Betsy Vick, Patrick Marsall|
|Buford Middle School||3, 2, 1…Reporting from the BMS Hive||Ann Tillman, Kelly Cauthen, Karen Dingler, Denay Gossman|
|Heath Springs Elementary School||Thriving Not Striving||Kendall Blackmon, Anna Taylor, Michelle Mothershed, Mandy Allen|
|Indian Land Middle School||Figure It Out||Teresa Petty, Curwood Dillingham, Nancy Gearhart, Susan Lloyd|
|Lewisville High School||DNA: The Real Deal||Amanda Freeman, James Salters, Johnnie Catoe|
|Lewisville High School||The Closet||Jessica Chastain, Reagan Love|
|Lewisville High School||Art Journaling- Enjoying the Process of
Creativity with Motivational Words
|Lewisville High School||Halftime Weight Room||Rusty Pemberton, Josh Beckham, Will Mitchell, Whitney Eubanks|
|Lewisville High School||Professional Camera Movement||Pete Stone, Audry Allaman, Katharine Stone, Carol Rachels|
|North Elementary School||Language Beyond Today||Ingrid Corpuz, Erin Kirkley, David Warren, Mariam Berks, MaryBeth Williamson, Jane Hudson|
|North Elementary School||Reading with the Senses||Deborah Cole, Tessa Cox, Anna Baker, Rebecca Hammond|
|Southside Early Childhood Center||Developing the STEAM Way!||JoAn Willis, Meredith Broome (4k), Riketa Williams (Early Head Start)|
|USC Lancaster||College Mentorship Day||Kristen Hammond, CoSonja Allen, Angela Blakeney, Ernesta Adams, Elaine Connor|
|USC Lancaster||Study Abroad to Eastern Europe –
Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Krakow, Poland; and Vienna, Austria
|Susan Cruise, Angela Neal, Shana Dry, Antonio Mackey, Nathan Mellichamp|
|USC Lancaster/Indian Land High School||The Chemistry STEAM Team||Bettie Obi Johnson & Jill Castiglia (USCL), Salwa Ghaly & Ellen Lonon (ILHS)|
|Van Wyck Elementary School||Books for Bilinguals||April Davis|
|Van Wyck Elementary School||Nature Trail and Outdoor Classroom||Amanda Alter, Kristy Bartlett, Jena Dean, Maggie Wilson|
|Van Wyck Elementary School||Readers Become Leaders||Samantha Rigby|
|Van Wyck Elementary School||STEAM Care||Amy Wamsley|
|Van Wyck Elementary School||Tactile Learners||Patti Hyder|