PTSO Grant Applications

Student Grant Program
The goal of the Student Grant program is to provide funding to assist student clubs and extracurricular activities that:

  • Enhance the larger community in a positive way AND/OR

  • Provide significant learning and leadership opportunities for students

(Priority will be given to applicants who satisfy both of these)

2023-24 Grants Awarded:

  • Hispanic Club

  • Belmont Model UN

  • Warhammer Club

  • Belmont Quizbowl

  • Belmont Mythbusters

  • Black in Belmont

  • Badminton Club

  • Science Team

  • Computer Science Club

  • Community Cooks

  • Belmont Asian American Club

  • Belmont Wheels Club

  • Belmont Highpoint Newspaper

  • Chess Club

  • The Gardening and Plant Club

  • B-Dandelions Tutoring Club


2022-23 Grants Awarded:

  • Make a Statement Day ($300)

  • BHS Science Team ($300)

  • Belmont Model UN ($430)


  • UNICEF ($300) - Family Fun Night Fundraiser Supplies

  • Asian American Club ($300) - Asian Culture Night Speakers

  • Computer Science Club ($150) - American Computer Science League (ACSL) competition registration fee

  • Highpoint Magazine and Newspaper ($300) - Print edition of newspaper

  • 3D Printing Club ($220) - 3D Printer and filament

  • Boom and Film Club ($150) - Books

  • Chess Club ($250) - 10 chess clocks and 2 chess boards

  • Ideapoint ($300) - Belmont Math Hunt prizes

Student Club Grants in Action
See the PTSO Student Club Grants in action!

  • The Highpoint Newspaper and Magazine used their PTSO Club Grant to print out copies of their winter 2024 edition.

  • The BHS Climate Action Club used their grant from the PTSO to help create the BHS Native Plant Garden. Check it out at the front of the school near the pond!

  • The BHS Asian American Club used their grant to help support speakers at Asian Culture Night

Rules For Application

  • Applicants must be current BHS students, members of the club/organization that is applying for the grant

  • Maximum Grant Amount: $300/application

  • Student groups/activities whose primary focus is fundraising to support a particular cause should implement fundraising ideas of their own, which PTSO Student Grants may supplement

  • Student groups that must pay large fees to participate in conferences or competitions should also fundraise on their own or seek out sponsorships to help cover their costs

  • Applicants who have applied in the past should demonstrate growth and improvement from the previous year (in their efforts to build membership, fundraise, and/or provide learning and leadership opportunities)

  • Groups may apply more than once, but each one is judged separately. Acceptance for the grant in one year does not guarantee acceptance for future years

  • The grant must be used for an activity that will benefit members of the student population

  • Grant monies are disbursed as reimbursements. Students/groups who receive grants will need to provide receipts documenting approved expenditures

Selection Process:
A select group of finalists will advance to the second round of the grant application where they will present to a review committee consisting of student representatives and PTSO board members.

2023-2024 Student Club Grants

  • 17 Clubs awarded grants

  • 3,950 Total awarded

  • The Student Club Grant applications are closed for 2023-2024.

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