Lower Shore schools receive $96,242 in education grants


Schools in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties received $96,242 in grant funding through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s 2018 Education Award Grants Program which will be distributed across thirty-three school-based programs.

“The educators creating these programs are inspiring the future leaders of our community,” said Erica Joseph, CFES President. “CFES believes education is vital to strengthening our communities. We are proud to have increased this year’s Education Awards Grant funding by over $24,000 from last year.”

Education Awards are made annually in conjunction with National Education Week through a competitive process to public and private grade schools on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Grants are made to those schools that have developed innovative programs to enhance education and improve the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of their students and communities.

The following programs received Education Award Grants for 2018 during ceremonies held at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore:

Calcott Award of Excellence Celebrated

The Community Foundation honored Snow Hill Middle School’s Project LIT Book Club project with the Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence and a bonus grant from the Foundation’s Mary Gay Calcott Memorial Fund. The award is named for the late Mary Gay Calcott, a professor of English at Salisbury University whose life embodied her ideals of teaching students to think, to express themselves with clarity and to care about the world they live in.