VPA Service Learning and Leadership Grant Program Introduction       

2015 - 16 Application Deadline: October 19, 2015 by 4:00pm


The Vermont Principals’ Association is pleased to partner with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation to offer the VPA Service Learning and Leadership Grant Program (VSLLP) to member schools. The maximum amount of each award is $2,000. 

School projects are required to demonstrate student and community involvement in the planning and implementation of each project.  Project goals should be tied to improvements in academic involvement and school climate through service learning activities. Schools must also demonstrate a fund match of actual dollars or in-kind services from their school and community.


Keep in mind, as we do when assessing applications, that critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills are absolutely necessary in order for students to compete as citizens in the 21stCentury. “The new mandate for schools is simple: Be relevant to students while giving them the latest skills to compete globally." (U.S. Students Need 21stCentury Skills to Compete in a Global Community)

The projects and activities developed by schools through the Vermont Service Learning & Leadership Grant should provide students with the opportunity and the means to develop these life skills.


The VPA Service Learning and Leadership Grant Program has provided over $50,000 in assistance to 29 elementary, middle, and high schools to develop and implement projects that help schools build community and student leadership through service learning.


Have questions,or want some assistance in completing the grant application?  Contact Bob Hingston at the VPA with any questions.  On site consultations are available – at no cost to you!


More information and the application can be found here.


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