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Columbia Gorge STEM Hub Microgrants


STEM Hub Microgrants are awarded to fund equity-focused, STEM-related projects or initiatives that will have a lasting impact.

PreK-college teachers, administrators, and out-of-school educators may apply for this one-time grant. Grant applications will be reviewed by a selection committee using a scoring matrix aligned with the scoring criteria. (Microgrant scoring criteria here).

With support from the Oregon Department of Education, we are able to open this opportunity to any educator in Gilliam, Hood River, Wasco, Wheeler, and Sherman counties. Educators in Klickitat & Skamania (WA) counties are eligible to apply; however, priority will be given to Oregon educators.

The target range for each grant is $400-$1,000, but proposals slightly over that cap will still be considered. There are no stipulations on the number of submissions per educator.  Grant recipients will also need to complete an after-action report. 

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Microgrant Winners!
  • Bonneville Dam/Gorge Interpretive Center Trip - Kristi Vandooren, May Street Elementary (Hood River CSD)

  • 2023-24 VEX Robotics Program - Chuck Webber, The Dalles High School (North Wasco CSD)

  • STEM Mobile Classroom - Sally Anderson, Hood River County School District

  • Mystery Science Extensions, Food Chain Research Project & Oregon State Park Field Trip - Wesley Mitchell, Dry Hollow Elementary (North Wasco CSD)

  • Snow School 2024 - Brian Anglin, Wheeler High School (Fossil SD)

  • Robotic Arm - Ryan Bahn, Hood River Valley High School (Hood River CSD)

  • Tadpole Habitat & Growth - Claire Gilchrist, Hood River New School

  • Cubelets Sets for Library Circulation - Annelisa Gebhard, Hood River County Library District

  • Building STEM Competence at CES: Empowering Through Exploration - Ajay Rundell, Chenowith Elementary School (North Wasco CSD)

  • STEM-SEL - Jeremiah Paulsen, Colonel Wright Elementary School (North Wasco CSD)

  • Digital Story Telling - Peter Lawson, Hood River Valley High School (Hood River CSD)

  • Gorge Ecology Outdoors Showshoe Field Trip - Janell Geary, Colonel Wright Elementary School (North Wasco CSD)

  • Lend Me a (Robotic) Hand - Sonia Schatz, Colonel Wright Elementary School (North Wasco CSD)

  • Taking it to the Extreme - Destin Ramsey, Colonel Wright Elementary School (North Wasco CSD)

  • Mosier SECRETS Field Trip - Sarah Grace Bendinger & Ann Marie Wagar, Mosier Community School (North Wasco CSD)

  • Race Car Track Building - Dyani Moore, Mid-Valley Elementary School (Hood River CSD)

  • STEM Stations - Ashley Macnab, Sherman County School (Sherman County SD)

  • Math Manipulatives for Everyday Learning - Amy Huffman, Dufur School (Dufur SD)

  • Circuit Exploration - Lisa Albrecht, Colonel Wright Elementary School (North Wasco CSD)

Check back in November for our 2024-2025 microgrant applications. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Wurster, STEM Hub Coordinator:

Click here to see past grant recipients. 

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