Welcome to the Horizon Education Grant Application!

Application Overview
Application Process
Grant Recipients

T he Arras Foundation is committed to support educators and their work to create innovative learning opportunities for students. We understand the 2021-2022 school year requires creative ways to teach and learn.

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 USC-Lancaster, Lancaster County, Great Falls, and Lewisville High Schools and make up the Horizon Education Grant Youth Committee.

Potential grantseekers are requested to complete the following application steps:

Step 1


Watch the “Community Indicators” Video.

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Step 2

Identify (2) or more community indicator areas your proposal is intended to strengthen.

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Step 3

Review the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate and identify one (or more) from the three attributes.

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Step 4

Seek school leadership approval for proposal.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Complete an application.

Horizon Education applications are now being accepted. Click here to apply! 

Sample Application Questions

Horizon Education Grant Resources

Click here to access Horizon Education Grant application templates and resources.

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Apply for Cycle 1 by Friday, October 1, 2021.

 Check out how Van Wyck Elementary School utilized the Horizon Education Grant!


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2020-2021 Grantees

School Project Educator(s)
Great Falls High School Project AKA – All Kids Active Josh Heffner, Garrett Knight
Educational Foundation of USC Lancaster CLEVER – Campaign Literacy Educates Voters to Encourage Responsibility Steven Campbell, Danelle Faulkenberry, Brandon Newton, Ryleigh Waiters
Van Wyck Elementary Growing Our Leveled Library: Expansion and Home Connection Samantha Rigby
North Elementary Powerful Connections Deborah Cole, Ingrid Corpuz, Rebecca Hammond, Bailey Threatt
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
Andrew Jackson Middle School Welcome to Vol-Ville Susan Hammond, Michelle Perkins, LaShae Wallace

2019-2020 Grantees

School Project Educator(s)
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
Merideth Hill
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
Van Wyck Elementary School