Kovacik Geography Grants
Kovacik Geography Grants are named in honor of Dr. Charles F. Kovacik, the second coordinator of the South Carolina Geographic Alliance. Dr. Kovacik was instrumental in the growth of geography education in South Carolina.
South Carolina teachers are among our best partners to increase and promote K-12 geographic literacy. These grants are meant to support their geography instruction when traditional funding options are unavailable. Proposed work should directly focus on improving instruction through the development of new curriculum materials or the acquisition of essential classroom materials and equipment. Ineligible expenses include: administrative overhead; air travel; scholarship or travel fellowships; teacher stipends; meals; SCGA products; and professional meeting fees or dues. Applications that address the geographic literacy needs of rural South Carolina and those that incorporate geospatial technologies (GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing, Internet) are especially welcome.
SCGA Teacher Grants are given directly to schools to promote and increase geographic literacy in the classroom and school. Grant applications are accepted from any current teacher or administrator in an accredited K-12 school within South Carolina.
Deadlines and Awards
The SCGA plans to award three grants of up to $1,000 each during this award cycle. Applications for work conducted during the period between July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 must be received by the close of business (5:00 PM) April 1, 2014. Awards will be announced by May 1, 2014.
Grant Guidelines and Application
See the Kovacik Geography Grant Guidelines for more information.