September 26, 2022
Architecture Incorporated established a new annual grant program in 2021 to award multiple worthy K-12 educators with a combined total of $4,500 in funding to help their students thrive and succeed. We were seeking out-of-the-box ideas of all sizes to address teachers' challenges and encourage ingenuity in education.
We were very excited to receive 50 applications from across the region, many of which were very deserving so it was difficult to select the winners! To be eligible, the applicant must be a teacher in the state of South Dakota or within 100 miles of Sioux Falls or Rapid City. Grant applications can be for any amount up to $4,500. Grant materials can be used in a classroom, across a grade level, throughout a building, or district-wide, but cannot be for food.
Prior to judging, our committee removed the applicant's name and school district from the application to remove any bias. Grants were judged on the following criteria:
The winners highlighted below scored highly in all of the criteria listed above.