USC Mini-Grant

These Grants are Subject to Funding Availability.


Teachers, administrators, or department chairs of middle schools or high schools from Alliance School Districts public schools (See list) are eligible to apply for up to $500 for a competitive mini-grant to support Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair student projects. The Applicant must have students that are registered in the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair. Get pdf showing the information that you will to submit.

Funds may be used, but not limited to:

  • Transportation
  • Laboratory equipment, laboratory supplies,
  • Field equipment
  • Display supplies and printing.

We encourage applicants to focus on the needs of a PROGRAM, not the individual needs of one student project.


To apply for a mini-grant you need to submit the following information:

  • Project Title
  • Description of Project/Request – 300 words
  • Number of Students Impacted
  • Amount Requested
  • Budget- List of items and cost.

Go to On-Line Application


The Urban School Challenge is managed by Rebecca Meyer, USC Judging Chair, CT Science Fair Association. Inquiries about requests and eligibility as well as applications should be forwarded to her:  [email protected]  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; responses are generally provided within 2 weeks.