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Viper Nation Education Foundation requests support from donors throughout the year to fund grants that enrich our students’ experiences in leadership, entrepreneurship, college-readiness and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) that will help prepare them for college, careers and life. We provide grants to teachers, administrators, and school- and community-based groups of Vandegrift High School and its feeder campuses that further this mission.

The grant window opens in early January and closes in early March. After a diligent selection process, grant funding is awarded in the month of May, allowing teachers the opportunity to implement new programming in the fall of the new academic year. We encourage early application submission, before the deadline date, to ensure materials are received intact.

Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Impact Grant winners! VNEF awarded more than $45,000 bringing the total amount of funding for Impact Grants over the years to $165,000. Watch the 2015 Grant Patrol Video!

Vandegrift High School – Awarded $27,779

Andrew Perrone
STEM Equipment for Hands-On Learning
Dr. Ellen Conner
Digital MicroscopyMartin Wiedenmeier
Drone Air ForceSarah Spradling
College Jump-StartIrad Allen
Robotics Platform MigrationDebbie Quick & Christa Martin
Writing & Research with Turnitin.comTroy Bruce
AP Biology College-Level MicroscopesJennifer Macklom
UIL Calculator Application

Drew Sanders
Football Journey

Canyon Ridge Middle School

Julie Ballengee

Mathematics Pentathlon Program Growth

Four Points Middle School

Alicia Stansell
Measuring the UnseenJan Masterson
Product Development & Design

Grandview Hills Elementary

Dee Porter
Creating Global Leaders

Steiner Ranch Elementary

Jacob Leffler
Mathematics Pentathlon Program Growth

River Place Elementary

Jamie Carpenter
The Leader in Me

River Ridge Elementary

Christi Carew
Mathematics Pentathlon Program

Kellie Peden
Supplies for Garden & Outdoor Classroom

 

Thank you to the following members of our Impact Grant committee who devoted their time and expertise:

Co-Chairs:

Christine Bailie, M.P.Aff. – E3 Alliance; VHEF Board Member
Kathleen Pasquarette – National Instruments

Members:

Nancy Tarvin – Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Todd Washburn – Executive Director of Secondary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Kai A. Lamb – Solaris Private Wealth Management; VHEF Board President
Mary Scherer – Vice President, AT&T Business Services; VHEF Board Member
Gloria Lam Parker – Quality Manager, YETI; VHEF Treasurer
Dr. Brent Cardwell – Cedar Park Pediatrics and Family Medicine; VHEF Board Member
Michelle Beck – Bevenco Leasing & Finance; VHEF Board Vice President
Gene Arant – Realtor and Co-owner of Keller Williams Realty; VHEF Board Member

Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Impact Grant winners! VNEF awarded more than $36,000. Watch the 2014 Impact Grant Video! 

Christa Thompson-Martin – Vandegrift High School
Zandra Lopez – Vandegrift High School
Laura Lee – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Nathan Johndrow – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Cheryl Pieper-Gray, Lisa Leininger and Nathan Johndrow – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Rachel Martin – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Rauly Williams and Angela Roundy – Canyon Ridge Middle School
FALTECH – Four Points Middle School
Fifth Grade Teachers – River Ridge Elementary

Debbie Hagood – Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Fifth Grade Teachers – Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Lisa Hawkins – Steiner Ranch Elementary
Fifth Grade Teachers – Steiner Ranch Elementary
Erin Kolecki – Grandview Hills Elementary
Brenda Ferguson, Shelly Hopson, Gina Coleman and Lisa Wellborn – Grandview Hills Elementary
Dee Porter, Stacy Perry, Casey Ruegger and Becky Blackwell – Grandview Hills Elementary
Fifth Grade Teachers – River Place Elementary

 

Thank you to the following members of our Impact Grant committee who devoted their time and expertise:

Co-Chairs:

Christine Bailie, M.P.Aff. – E3 Alliance; VHEF Board Member
Kathleen Pasquarette – National Instruments

Members:

Nancy Tarvin – Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Todd Washburn – Executive Director of Secondary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Trisha Berry, Ph.D. – University of Texas
Jennifer Proft, Ph.D. – University of Texas
Erika Lima, Ph.D. – University of Texas
Gloria Lam Parker – Applied Materials; co-owner of Artisan Bistro; VHEF Board Member
Kai A. Lamb – Solaris Private Wealth Management; VHEF Board President
Michelle Beck – Bevenco Leasing & Finance; VHEF Board Vice President
Dr. Brent Cardwell – Cedar Park Pediatrics and Family Medicine; VHEF Board Member
Gene Arant – Realtor and Co-owner of Keller Williams Realty; VHEF Board Member

 

Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Impact Grant winners! VNEF awarded more than $30,000 in funding.

Becky Calzada – All Leander ISD Schools
C Thompson-Martin – Vandegrift High School
M Battles / J Macklom – Vandegrift High School
Allen / Goodreau / Wiedenmeier – VHS
Kelly Simon – Vandegrift High School
Katherine Eckenrod – VHS ViperBots

J Larremore / J Fisher – Vandegrift High School
P Morisset / J Adrian / J Masterson – FPMS
Alicia Stansell – Four Points Middle School
Lisa Hawkins – Steiner Ranch Elementary
Jean Wong / S Fambrough / T Breaux – SRE / LWBE

 

 

Congratulations to our Spring 2012 Impact Grant winners! VNEF awarded more than 26,000 in funding.

Drew Sanders – Vandegrift High School
Amber Willis – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Jacob Hoffman – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Jennifer Schuelke – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Jan Masterson – Four Points Middle School

Alicia Stansell – Four Points Middle School
Brenda Cruz – Grandview Hills Elementary
Jennifer Passi – River Place Elementary
Angela Beach – Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Heather Sabel – Steiner Ranch Elementary
Joe Adrian – Four Points Middle School

 

 

Congratulations to our Fall 2011 Impact Grant winners! VNEF awarded more than $24,000 in funding.

Rad Allen – Vandegrift High School
Jody Hormann – Vandegrift High School
Jamie Bauerle – Vandegrift High School
Alicia Stansell – Four Points Middle School
Brandi Bergeron – Four Points Middle School
Christopher Yee – Four Points Middle School

Laura Lebsack – Grandview Hills Elementary
Bonnie Martin – River Place Elementary
Amy Soliz – River Ridge Elementary
Cynthia Evans – Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Colleen Welliver – Steiner Ranch Elementary