Shrewsbury Education Foundation

Granting Opportunities For Education Since 1992

Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) is a Shrewsbury, Massachusetts all-volunteer organization that raises money to fund grants which put resources and programs directly into the classroom. Annually Shrewsbury Public School teachers write grant applications seeking funding for unique learning experiences and resources that will directly benefit students. Without SEF grants teachers would be unable to purchase the materials needed to deliver these valuable learning experiences due to tight education budgets.

Our mission is to enrich student learning of Shrewsbury Public School students at every grade level, by stimulating, strengthening and supporting educator-driven innovation.

SEF inspires and funds innovation in the Shrewsbury Public Schools. Each year for the past 20 years, SEF has funded new initiatives to provide valuable learning experiences across many classrooms, pre-k through high school.

SEF raises money through events, donations and corporate sponsors.

2014-2015 Grant Applications Available

DSC_0165SEF grant applications due October 27, 2014

(Deadline extended from October 22.)

Please send the application and cover letter (via email only) to: Funds will be dispersed in November 2014. Grants are open to all school employees, including teachers, nurses, aides, curriculum coordinators and administrators.

2014 SEF Grant Application (PDF)

Please direct all inquiries to: Melanie Petrucci, SEF Grants Chair at or phone 508-341-9382.

2014 Trivia Night

Trivia winnersFriday, November 14, 2014

Registration due November 10


Funds raised support grants for teacher innovation.


                   6:30 PM: Registration & Happy Half Hour
                   7:00 PM: Trivia Game Begins
                   KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, 206 South Quinsigamond Ave.
                   Teams of 4 answer 10 rounds of 10 questions on a variety of topics.
                   $80 per team (Limited sponsorships may be available)
                   $5 per spectator, for those who aren’t participating
                   Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza—$10 each
                   50/50 raffle to benefit SEF educational grants
                   Contact the Trivia Master at

Complete & return this registration form by November 10, including a check for $80* made out to “SEF” to: SEF Trivia Night ℅ Mary Aicardi, 11 Whippoorwill Dr. Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Space is limited! The first 32 teams who send a check will be registered.

You may also email registration information to Late registrations may be accepted, space provided. Note: This is not an event for children.

2014 Trivia Night registration form (PDF)

John P. Collins Awards For Excellence

JPC Awards logoNominations due November 19, 2014

Awards to be presented at the January 24, 2015 Awards Dinner

Help the Shrewsbury Education Foundation celebrate the people who are the heart of our school district’s success!

The great successes of Shrewsbury’s students – in personal development, academic achievement, athletics and the arts – are the result of hard work by innovative, dedicated individuals and teams at all levels.

The John P. Collins Awards For Excellence will honor the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The awards are named for former Superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools John P. Collins, PhD, who served in town for from 1978 to 1994 and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a dedication to lifelong learning in our community.

Who can be nominated? Anyone who currently works in the Shrewsbury Public Schools can be nominated.

* Please note: This includes any staff member who you or your child either works with now or has worked with in the past.

Multiple awards will be given in these categories:

  1. Three for Professional Educator (classroom teachers, special education teachers, subject specialist teachers, nurses, counselors, psychologists, therapists, instructional coaches, etc.)
  2. Two for Paraprofessional (classroom aides, special education aides, child-specific aides, ABA technicians, media aides, tutors, etc.)
  3. One for Support Staff (secretaries, technology support, custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, Extended School Care providers)
  4. One for Leadership (principals, assistant principals, department directors, curriculum coordinators, district administrators or any staff member who has demonstrated excellent leadership)

Write about your nominee according to the directions and send the completed form attached as a Word document (via email only) to

2014 JPC Award Nomination (Word DOC)

 Please direct all inquiries to:

Looking for a Teacher/Staff Gift?

How about an “Apple for the Teacher”!

SEF has the perfect way to recognize and thank our teachers and support staff while contributing to future grants and programs that will benefit our children.

Your $25 purchase of an “In Your Honor” apple will be awarded to your specified teachers or support staff along with a written acknowledgement of the donor.

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!Please make your online apple purchase today! During the PayPal check-out process please be sure to click on the prompt to provide the name of the teacher you wish to honor.

If you are making a class gift, wish to make a larger donation to SEF, or perfer not to make your purchase/donation online you may use our paper form:

In Your Honor” form (PDF)

Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Shrewsbury Education Foundation’s tax identification number is 04-3168554.