INNOVATION AWARD SUBMISSION
The Dr. Mike Caston Excellence Awards
Submission Guidelines for 2023-2024
The Escondido Education Initiative is a community-centric fundraising entity that facilitates funds for programs aiming to empower educators, foster enriched learning experiences, and champion innovation and scholarly excellence within EUSD.
These contributions will be directed towards the Annual Dr. Mike Caston Excellence Award. Renamed in tribute to the founder of EEF, the Dr. Mike Caston Excellence Awards enable the sponsorship of classroom and institutional initiatives that significantly improve student achievements (specific abilities, academic knowledge, competencies, and literacies.)
Available grants are classified into three tiers: Indicative amounts provided; proposals can be marginally lesser or greater.
- $5,000 Grant for a comprehensive school initiative
- $2,500 Grant for collaborative projects involving 2 or more educators, extending up to a full grade level
- $500 Grant designated for singular classrooms
Ensure to go through the complete set of guidelines before proceeding with your application.