Columbus Foundation Community Grant

We are challenging teams of three to four 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to use their imagination and creativity to make their communities better places to live.

We think you have what it takes to identify a problem, look into it, come up with an innovative solution, and test and refine that solution.

Two teams will win Gold Medal Awards. A third team will be awarded the $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant to help bring the students’ idea to life in their community!

For more information and to enter, visit the Christopher Columbus Awards website.

Here is a partial list of past recipients.

Science Squad, 2000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant

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Science Squad Hamilton Middle School Houston, TX Problem: Fifth grade students not understanding science. Solution: Team will visit schools in the community that have low TAAS scores and teach the students fun ways of learning and understanding science. Teams were judged for the practicality of implementing their ideas. The winning team received the $25,000 Columbus […]

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Bus Door Bust, 1999 Columbus Foundation Community Grant

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Bus Door Bust Hadley E. Watts Middle School Centerville, OH Problem: Items getting caught in a school bus door. Solution: Replacing the rubber door linings with bristles, which allow items to pass through easily. Teams were judged for the practicality of implementing their ideas. The winning team received the $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant to […]

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Grassburning, 1997 Columbus Foundation Community Grant

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Grassburning Sacajawea Middle School Spokane, WA Problem: Poor air quality due to harmful methods of grassburning used to improve crops. Solution: Instead of burning the grasses, sell it to a paper company. Teams were judged for the practicality of implementing their ideas. The winning team received the $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant to take back […]

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