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Dream Big!

Help Challenge Scholars dream big!

Challenge Scholars who are excited about their future, engaged in learning, and attending school every day will be more prepared for college or career training when they graduate from Union High School. Grand Rapids Community Foundation created the Challenge Scholars Dream Fund to support your ideas for projects in schools and in the community that will accelerate student success.  Our students, parents, teachers and community have already identified the priorities—now it’s your turn to dream big. If you have an idea that will expose students to new ideas, make learning come to life, increase students' voice, build relationships between families and school staff, celebrate student success, or help students and families navigate steps to college or career, we want to help make that idea a reality!  The Dream Fund opens the door for you to make change happen.

If you are a student at a Challenge Scholar school, a parent, a teacher, or a community partner, these grants are for you.

Have an idea? Apply for a grant! 

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    Describe your idea through our simple application.

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    Allow the Dream Fund Committee to review your materials.

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    Launch the project with funds in hand.

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    Share your story and watch students succeed.

We're here to help!

Applications for our Challenge Scholars Dream Fund are accepted year-round. For questions about your Dream Fund application, contact Ben Oliver, for other Challenge Scholars related questions reach out to the rest of our amazing staff!