Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Ann E. Spehar, Executive Director
Andi Pevitz, Administrative Assistant
630-420-3086; info@nef203.org; www.nef203.org

NEF Annual Grant Award Submissions

Alan D. Krashesky & NEW Donald G. Schroeter Prizes Plus NEW Social Emotional Learning Category

NEF wants to give you money!

Our Annual Grant Awards program is underway and we want to give you money! NEF is
focused on providing enriched opportunities for learners and assuring that all students have the
opportunity to maximize their individual and collective potential – and we need your fresh
ideas!

Exciting news!

  • The Alan D. Krashesky Prize winner will be selected from the applications submitted in
    the Literacy category that are broadly focused on journalism, research, speaking,
    writing or reporting.
  • Our two new Donald G. Schroeter Prize winners will be selected from the applications
    submitted in the STEM category. One prize for a STEM student Application Originator
    and one prize for a STEM teacher Project Lead or Application Originator.
  • A new category has been added this year, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and includes
    applications that focus on developing awareness and managing emotions, setting and
    achieving personal and academic goals, using social-awareness and interpersonal skills
    to establish and maintain positive relationships, and demonstrating decision-making
    and responsible behavior to achieve school and life success

Teachers, students, parents, staff and community members are welcome to apply – and the application is simple to fill out. Grant applications in seven categories, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, General, Literacy, Physical Health, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering & Math), will be accepted from January 1, 2017 until February 1, 2017 by 4:00 pm. Applications should be submitted electronically to NEF at nef@naperville203.org.

Proposals are reviewed by teams made up of NEF Trustees, District 203 faculty, staff and administration, community members and District retirees. Award decisions will be announced in April. Grant application forms and instructions are available on our website at
www.nef203.org or by emailing nef@naperville203.org.

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NEF’S MISSION IS TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN ALL NAPERVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 203 STUDENTS. WE ARE THE PHILANTHROPIC ARM OF NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 203. BY SUPPLEMENTING OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY WITH PRIVATE DONATIONS, WE ENHANCE EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS FOR ALL STUDENTS. PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO NEF BY SIMPLY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.NEF203.ORG. IN ADDITION, CONSIDER BECOMING INVOLVED BY OFFERING YOUR TIME AND TALENT AS A VOLUNTEER ON ONE OF OUR COMMITTEES OR TASK FORCES THAT WORK TOWARD THE FULFILLMENT OF OUR MISSION.