The Ron Matsko-Ensel Scholarship

Ron Matsko-Ensel Scholarship

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Grants Available

Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded.

Typically requests for proposals are posted in January with funding decisions made by summer. To honor its namesake, teachers (pre-K through 12) are encouraged to apply for scholarships up to $2500 to develop curriculum or initiate programs addressing one or more of the following:

  • Peace and/or character education
  • Studies of ethics, ethical behavior, or the application of ethics
  • Theories of cooperation, e.g. friendship, pro-social behavior, forgiveness
  • Spiritual development or mindfulness education, addressing awareness and practices of inner peace

What to include in the application

a. Cover letter

  • Name and address of the applicant including phone and email
  • Name and address of the sponsoring institution
  • Title of the proposed project
  • A brief summary of the proposed project

b. Proposal
The proposal, including project budget, must be no longer than four pages. References can be added in a separate document. Proposals should be written in a clear and concise manner for a general academic audience. The body of the proposal must contain the following sections:

  • Description of the project that addresses the significance and potential impact
  • Target age group
  • Implementation plans and timeline
  • Project budget

c. Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
Applicants should submit a current CV with their applications.

d. References
References and support for this project can be included in a separate document from the body of the proposal and should be clearly labeled.

Applicants should submit electronic files by email to the following address. Include Ron Matsko-Ensel Scholarship in the subject heading.


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