Schwab Foundation: Goals, Mission and a New Grant Cycle

The goal 0f the Schwab Foundation is to identify and support programs that help middle and high school students connect their education to their future career choices by providing the resources and opportunities they need to investigate, explore, and experience the array of career options available to them in a 21st century global economy.

Recently the Schwab Foundation redesigned their grant cycle and the upcoming deadline for grant submission closes on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

The Schwab Foundation does not fund scholarships or provide an avenue to post-secondary education. Rather, the Foundation seeks to fund programming that provides students with counseling, guidance, testing, and experiential opportunities that enable them to fully explore their aptitudes, interests, and abilities in order to find the occupations and professions to which they are best suited.

In addition to programs that provide students with opportunities for career exploration, the Schwab Foundation is also interested in funding programs that take a proactive stance toward ensuring students will be lifelong learners with the skills most needed and valued by northeast Indiana employers, such as:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Agility and adaptability
  • Initiative and entrepreneurism
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Ability to access and analyze information
  • Curiosity and imagination

By completing their mission, the goal then is to develop sustainable, comprehensive career education and career exploration programs that will enable the greatest number of students possible to make informed career decisions.

Posted by Megan

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