Church of the Redeemer offers $250 St. Scholastica Grants for public school teachers to help teachers provide educational enhancements to their classrooms. All full-time K-12 public school teachers in Sarasota and Manatee counties are eligible to apply.

Last year, Redeemer awarded 55 St. Scholastica Grants. This year, Redeemer wants to top that number by awarding 60 grants.

Invitations for teachers to apply were sent to area schools at the end of November. Teachers can apply for a St. Scholastica Grant by filling out a brief online form. Click here to submit an application. The application deadline is Friday, December 16. Grant applications will be reviewed by a committee and awarded in January.

Teachers, we invite you to apply today! Parishioners and members of the community, if you know teachers who might be interested in applying, please share this information with them!

Individual donations from parishioners and community members are essential so we can award as many grants as possible. Can you contribute to the St. Scholastica Grants Fund? Click here to donate via the Redeemer website. Please select “St. Scholastica Fund” from the drop-down menu. You can also give via cash or via check by writing “St. Scholastica Fund” in the memo line.

You can also support the St. Scholastica Grants by purchasing a pack of Christmas cards that feature art by Redeemer elementary schoolers. They are available in the Church of the Redeemer Gift & Book Shop as well as in the Redeemer parish office. All proceeds benefit the St. Scholastica Grants.

Thank you for your help making classroom dreams a reality! And thank you, teachers, for all of your hard work in the classroom!