We are honored to have supported these important projects since the Student Opportunity Fund inception:

Student Opportunity Fund Recipients 2014-2017

YearGrant TitleCampusProject SummaryAward Amount
2017Book SwapGuerrero Thompson Elementary SchoolProviding books for student home libraries to ensure all students have access to compelling literature at home$440
2017Science Near and FarHarris ElementaryBringing science field experiences to campus through hosting mobile Planetarium programming. $1,500
2017Kealing Hornet Goal-Achievement Incentive ProgramKealing Middle SchoolSupporing a student led incentive program to encourage improvement in academics, attendance, and behavior for Academy students. $2,000
2017IAMartin Enriching Experiences in STEAM CareersMartin Middle SchoolSupporting capstone project materials and field trip for the 8th grade Innovation Academy cohort to have real-world experiences and challenges in STEAM fields.$2,949
2017Inspiring Students to Dream Big and BeyondGovalle Elementary SchoolSupporting an all-year peer academic and social-emotional support group program with culminating 2 day field study experience$8,160
2017McDonald Observatory Field TripAustin High SchoolSupporting scholarships for students to participate in an overnight field trip to the Mcdonald Observatory$1,500
2017Project College Credit for BulldogsBowie High SchoolSupporting Advanced Placement Exam Fees for low SES students to earn college credit $2,300
2017Advancing Academic AchievementGus Garcia Young Men's Leadership AcademySupporting equipment and support personnel for academic enrichment opportunities for students participating in academic UIL competitions, UIL & independent chess competitions. $8,790
2017Bus Passes for StudentsMultiple High SchoolsProviding bus passes for low-SES students who need to stay late for extracurriculars, or who transferred and lack transport, at targeted campuses$3,000
2017Burnet Uniform FundBurnet Middle SchoolFunding for student uniforms for Burnet Middle School, to help support a learning focused environment and build confidence for students$9,592
2017A Pathway to Audio/Visual MediaMartin Middle SchoolSupplying Martin Middle School's new Audio/Visual Media classes with equipment to ensure students are able to explore Photography and Media careerpaths through hands-on experience with proper equipment$9,998
2016Lanier WiFi HotspotsLanier High SchoolPurchasing?library sets of mobile WiFi hotspots and accompanying devices to?ensure Lanier High School students have opportunities to do online research and schoolwork at home$4,200
2016Student-Led Original MusicalWiden Elementary SchoolPiloting an immersive cross-curricular arts process for Widen Elementary 4th and 5th graders, resulting in an original student-created musical$10,532
2016Student-Led Incentives for Brotherhood AccountabilityGus Garcia Young Men's Leadership AcademyFunding incentive-based field trips at Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, earned via student-developed benchmarks for  improved academics, behavior, and attendance$6,300
2016Keep Austin Teaching Conference SupportAkins High SchoolFunding registration and travel expenses for Akins High School Ready Set Teach students who have qualified for the regional Texas Association of Future Educators competition in Arlington$2,480
2016Refugee Student and Family SupportDistrict-WideFunding native-language academic tutoring and bilingual dictionaries for refugee students across the district to support their academic, social, cultural, and language transition to Austin ISD$14,500
2016Maverick Green STEM LaunchMendez Middle SchoolSupporting quality STEM-focused field trips, digital cameras, and creation of a Community Garden as part of Mendez Middle School’s new signature STEM academy$11,988
2014Uniform CampaignBertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy & Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership AcademyFunding for student uniforms for the inaugural classes of these single gender leadership academies, to help support a learning focused environment and build confidence for students$10,000