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D-backs School Challenge

Make Your Best Pitch!

$150,000 D-backs School ChallengeThe Arizona Diamondbacks and University of Phoenix are committed to helping Arizona educators provide the best possible learning experience for their students. We are inviting teachers and faculty to "Make Your Best Pitch" for a $5,000 grant for your classroom or school.

Grants will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Education Programs: $5,000 grants in this category will provide a unique opportunity that allows schools, teachers and students to fund projects and programs geared toward improving education outcomes for students.
  • Innovation and Technology: $5,000 grants in this category will be used to support innovative teaching strategies and/or technology that improve student performance.
  • Nutrition and Fitness: $5,000 grants in this category will create or enhance access to nutrition information/healthy eating habits or create programming that improves overall nutrition and fitness outcomes for students.
  • Campus Improvements: $5,000 grants in this category will address campus improvements that provide a safe and enhanced environment for learning, sports, outdoor play, and/or team activity. In addition, schools are encouraged to apply for grants that improve campus icons that are a source of brand identification or school pride.

The grants are read and scored by a panel of Arizona Diamondbacks employees and University of Phoenix employees. Each reader is asked to designate a score in the following categories for each application:

  • Need - Clear demonstration of financial need to sustain, create or support the program.
  • Educational Impact - The project/program will improve learning or learning environment for students.
  • Innovation - The project/idea is creative, innovative or adds relevant technology.
  • Sustainability - The project/program can be sustained after the initial grant is received.
  • Opportunity - Alignment with this project creates a unique opportunity for the University of Phoenix and/or the D-backs.

The Arizona Diamondbacks and University of Phoenix will select 30 applications that will each receive $5,000. Please fill out the form below by 4:59 p.m. MST on September 30, 2014.

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required for your submission.

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* Name of School
* Name of School Principal/Vice Principal
* School Address
School Address 2
* City
* State
* Zip Code
* School Phone
* School District
* Percentage of students enrolled
in free/reduced lunch

* Name of Program/Project
* Program Budget
* Number of students impacted by program each year
Include approximate numbers if program is new
* Has the Principal/Vice Principal been made aware of the proposal?
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* Name of Person Making Request
* Title/Role with School
* Contact Number

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Innovation & Technology    School & Campus Improvements
Education Programs Nutrition & Fitness
* In 500 words or less describe your proposed program/idea. Please include program description, statement of need and/or student impact, activities and timeline, budget narrative.
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