Professional Development Grants
The Community Foundation offers a number of educational enrichment grants. Click any title in the list at right for more information and eligibility requirements. You may view application instructions and download forms where available.
Click on any of the grants below to show details about deadlines, eligibility and how to apply.
James A. Gates Oak Park District 97 Teacher Scholarship
Amount: $1,400 loan repayment
Description: This grant is awarded annually to a teacher who aspires to positively affect the futures of their students, embodies a worthy role model for their colleagues, and enhances the quality and the reputation of Oak Park Elementary School District 97.
Eligibility: Certified teachers in their first or second year of teaching in Oak Park Elementary School District 97.
Application Deadline: Closed for 2020-2021. Please check back in fall 2021 about the Application Cycle for 2021-2022.