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Learner Led Grants let students request $100-$1,000 to create or enhance a learning experience!

By providing our learners an opportunity to direct their learning experiences, the Liberty Education Foundation hopes to encourage problem-solving, innovation, leadership and the desire to make positive changes. We want to empower students and inspire them to be lifelong learners, and we are eager to be impressed!

Who can apply?

LPS students of all ages can submit an application. Students do need a Staff Ambassador to act as a sponsor for the grant application.

how do students apply?

Students need to prepare a video explaining their project: why they want to do it, who would benefit, how the grant funds would be spent. The Staff Ambassador will need to complete a brief Google form confirming their support of the project.

The video should be no more than two minutes long and shared to lef@lps53.org through Google Drive.

We are accepting video applications now through November 30. Projects must take place during the 2019 spring semester.

grant ideas

  • Classroom or building-wide initiative

  • Community service project

  • Improvements to existing programs/classrooms

  • Create a group or club

  • Experiences (or supplies) to deepen understanding in a specific learning unit

for staff

Learner Led Grants (and the application process) can be a great learning experience as part of any project based unit you plan to teach in the spring semester. Recipients will be announced and receive funding in December.

You can plant seeds or ask leading questions, but please encourage student leadership of the entire process.  

As a Staff Ambassador, you will confirm support of project, get principal approval for the application and be responsible for making purchases with grant funds if awarded. Also, if funded, students will need to share their experience through a video, photos (plus a written description) or a blog.


please note

Learner Led Grants should not be considered a type of scholarship to fund school/group scheduled travel experiences. Please contact Tanna (x7119) if you have any questions!