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Mary Jane Taylor

Education Mini-Grants

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Mary Jane Taylor


The Mary Jane Taylor Education Mini-Grant Program is named for local and international education leader, Mary Jane Taylor. Mrs. Taylor became a teacher after attending Mansfield State Teacher’s College. She received her Master of Science Degree in Education from Bucknell University in 1967. In 1969, she joined the faculty of the Rowland Laboratory School (now known as the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School) and assumed directorship of the school in 1986. During her long and distinguished career, she worked as a research consultant for the U.S. Department of Education, as a classroom teacher, Head Start director, university professor, and school administrator.  Mrs. Taylor served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Laboratory Schools. Passionate about bringing high quality educational experiences to all children, she was a founding member of the Greyhound Foundation. Throughout her career, she positively impacted students of all ages with her enthusiasm, idealism, wisdom and grace.

The Greyhound Foundation hopes to honor her memory through our Mini-Grant program which seeks applications from educators demonstrating innovative programming that addresses an identified educational need that will directly benefit children of the school district.  All proposals must address educational programming that directly involves school district children.


The Foundation has set aside $8,000 for this program and will accept proposal requests ranging from $250 to $1,000.  If a proposal requires additional funding, the source must be clearly stated.  The project grant has a six-month implementation period from November 2022 through May 2023. Grant awards are competitive and will be based on those proposals that best meet the stated criteria. 

The grant application can be downloaded below.

DUE DATE for 2022-23: In SASHS OFFICE by 4 pm, September 16, 2022

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