HONOR GRANTS FOR 2021
Annually, REFI makes available Honor Grants to Rockingham County Public School staff through the generosity of our donors. These grants not only support the initiative and creativity of the RCPS staff, they also honor and recognize individuals that have a strong sense of support for public education in our community. The honor grants are listed below and identify the area of specific support if identified by the donor or the individual being recognized.
Carol Smith Fenn Honor Grant
Newly established, this grant is to honor Superintendent Dr. Carol Fenn who retired from Rockingham County Public Schools in July 2017 after 10 years of service as the Superintendent and 38 years of service in education. The grant's focus is to support initiatives in agriculture education.
Charlette Mcquilkin Honor Grant
This Honor Grant is specifically for English Language Learner Teachers and/or Special Education Teachers with no specific instructional area identified.
John Kidd Honor Grant
This grant was established in honor of Superintendent John H. Kidd, who retired from RCPS in July 2007. The grant's focus is to support initiatives in mathematics and is open to all schools and grade levels in Rockingham County Public Schools.
Kelley Coggsdale Memorial Grant
The Kelley Coggsdale Memorial Grant for Character Counts!© education/activity is open to all grade levels and schools in Rockingham County Public Schools. Recipients of this grant should include how they plan to implement all 6 of the Character Counts!© pillars (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship). A VA Cooperative Extension/4-H staff member will work in a partnership with the recipient (s) to implement the grant or grants and will be required to attend an organizational meeting with Extension/4-H before implementing funds for the activity/project. It can be one grant for $1,000 or the money can be split into more than one grant - each receiving assistance from 4-H staff.
Nancy Mast Honor/Memorial Grant
Upon Nancy's death in 2015, this grant was established to honor and recognize her past accomplishments and excellent service to RCPS. Fittingly, this grant will focus on early literacy.