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What imprint will you leave on the next generation?

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Foundation grants and other large contributions will enable us to inspire hundreds or even thousands of budding scientists at a time.

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DONATE

Do you believe in the power of quality education, in and beyond the classroom? A donation in any amount will power our outreach programs in many areas of STEM.

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ADOPT

A single class, an entire grade level or the whole school with your contribution. Imagine the impact your dollars will have!

Your tax-deductible contribution will:

  • Truly make a difference in the lives of young students who would not otherwise have this type of high-quality exposure to inquiry-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education
  • Encourage a student to consider a future career in STEM that can guarantee rewarding work as well as their personal success in the future
  • Instill a love of learning, an interest in problem-solving and critical thinking that changes the way a student learns for a lifetime
  • Build a better future for our communities through meaningful education

Ways to give:

By check: Please make checks payable to: “S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation”; snail mail to: S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation, 110 W. Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton, PA 19540

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Make a Donation using PayPal or your credit card.  

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What your donation funds

Classroom Visitations

Through the support of individuals, businesses, and community organizations we offer a classroom model that provides hands-on science lessons for both the students and the teacher. Working directly with elementary schools, The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation’s curriculum is comprised of science lessons aligned with the current science standards. These exciting programs provide the students with the opportunity to experience science in a fun, hands-on setting that encourages retention of the concepts presented. The programs also provide an interactive educational opportunity for both the children and their teacher as both can become comfortable with inquiry-based science.

School Assemblies

The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation loves to demonstrate how fun and interesting science can be through in-school assemblies! There are various topics to choose from (energy, matter and others!) and we bring in the pizzazz and sparkle and bring out the wonder and curiosity in the students. Help us spark their interest in science by funding a school assembly in your community. Enjoy this video: https://youtu.be/GPwG_rShrIA

Specialty STEM Programs beyond the Classroom

Family Science Nights; After-school Science Workshops; Corporate Team-Building; Professional Development

Summer Science Camp Scholarships

How to apply: In order to be considered for a scholarship, all applicants must (1) complete an application (see below) and (2) submit a letter from both the child and the guardian stating why the child would like to attend Summer Science Camp. The guardian’s letter must give an overview of why they are in need of assistance. If the child is seven (7) years of age or under, he or she may draw a picture in place of writing a letter.

2018 Camp Scholarship Application

Review process: The Board of Directors of The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation reviews all applications and makes decisions based on the compelling letters written by both the child and guardian.

After-School Club Scholarships

How to apply: In order to be considered for a scholarship, all applicants must (1) complete an application (see below) and (2) submit a letter from both the child and the guardian stating why the child would like to attend an After-School Club. The guardian’s letter must give an overview of why they are in need of assistance. If the child is seven (7) years of age or under, he or she may draw a picture in place of writing a letter.

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Review process: The Board of Directors of The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation reviews all applications and makes decisions based on the compelling letters written by both the child and guardian.

College Scholarships

How to apply: The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation College Scholarship Committee encourages applications from all high school students in their senior year whose intended major is in an area of the sciences and who are in need of financial assistance. The committee also considers scholastic achievement, academic promise and community service in addition to financial need.

The Foundation can award up to three $1,000 scholarships, and the scholarship check will be sent directly to the college or university of the recipient.

The program of study should be full time (2-year or 4-year) and one which will result in a degree or diploma.  The Committee relies on the accuracy and completeness of the information provided in the application in order to choose recipients each year. Both the student and the parent(s) should carefully review the application for accuracy and sign where indicated.

Please send your application by April 30 of the year in which you will enter your first year of college. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by mid-June of that year.

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Review process: The Board of Directors of The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation reviews all applications.

Please contact Julie Merrill at 610-816- 5047 or 877-870- 9517 or
jmerrill@sparksfoundation.org to discuss the best way you can make an
imprint on the kids in your community.