Imagine . . . teachers being able to easily fill out a grant application to get funding for innovative projects and programs that go beyond the scope of the everyday classroom. WPEF makes that possible.
Imagine . . . your child in a classroom getting a lesson delivered to them using the latest technology. WPEF helped put that information in front of them.
Imagine . . . a principal able to help a financially struggling family so their high school student can take the SAT and apply for college. WPEF puts the funding in their hands.
Imagine . . . sitting in a comfortable seat awaiting a spectacular theatrical presentation featuring local student talent. Warrick Public Education Foundation helped you sit there.
Finally, imagine . . . a teacher so enthusiastic about WPEF that he would write this during his summer vacation. Okay so that last one’s a little weak, but since its inception in 1990 the WPEF has helped hundreds of teachers in new and pioneering ways, funded high school principals to assist struggling students further their education and since 1997 has helped produce the Warrick County Summer Musical.
Curtis R. Uebelhor
Boonville Middle School
Sponsored annually by the Vectren Foundation, funds are provided to secondary school principals to be used in assisting students without the financial resources to pursue the possibility of further educational opportunities. This program provides funding for items such as SAT, ACT or GED test fees and college application fees.
Warrick County Summer Musical
This for-credit Summer Musical Program is the flagship program of the public education foundation. Engaging 100+ students each summer for 21 consecutive summers, this professional quality production provides a creative outlet for the talented students in the tri-state area. Since its inception in 1997, the Summer Musical Program has involved 1000+ local students. The Summer Musical Program increases the publics’ awareness of the philanthropic work of the WPEF and provides a family friendly event that entertains and educates 2,500 area residents each summer.
These grants provide funding for innovative and creative projects that cannot be funded through the available school budget. Grants are awarded each semester to teachers in the Warrick Co. School Corporation. Since the inception of the Education Grants in 1992, the WPEF has awarded over $300,000 in grants to Warrick County teachers. Grants awarded in October and February of each school year. Grant submissions open in September and January of each school year.
Warrick Public Education Foundation
P.O. Box 473
Newburgh, IN 47629