Award Winners January 2023
Opportunity for MSSW Members -
Two Opportunities: Deadline January 1st and June 1st
Twice each year, MSSWA Mini-Grants will provide two awards, a $500 prize and a $750 prize, to support projects conducted by any Regular MSSWA member** in the schools where they work.
Good luck and be sure to get your applications in by the deadline!
$750 Aimee Love - Warba Schools for school sensory room
$500 Aracely Flores - Owatonna Middle School for Mixed Roots, student group.
$750 Nancy VanHorne - Prior Lake for school wide calming room
$500 Mary Kelso - Hmong College Prep Academy for culturally specific books to support SEL
January 2021 mini grant winners:
$750 Amanda Radtke - Carlton Schools;
Books for students focused on teaching equity.
$500 Annalise Settegren - St. Louis County Schools; Creating Sensory Regulation Space
January 2020 mini grant winners:
$500 Natalia Pitts, Waseca Schools
$500 Melissa Ahlschlager, Jackson County Central
$500 Abbey Schuette, Watertown/Mayer Schools
June 2019 mini grant winner:
$500 Amy Brouwers, Halverson Elementary, Albert Lea Schools - sensory regulation room revitalization.
January 2019 mini grant winner:
$750 Kamie Lodermeier, Wabasha Kellogg Schools: SEL enhancement through Big Life Journals, K-6.
June 2018 mini grant winner:
$750 to Dr. Stephanie Ochocki, Anoka Hennepin Schools, SEL curriculum
January 2018 min grant winners:
$500 Caitlin Ternes, Goodhue Schools to establish a food pantry to benefit students in her district.
$500 Annette Warner, McKinley Elementary, Owatonna for materials to establish a calming room.
June 2017 mini grant winners:
$750 Bryana Cook - Walker Hackensack Akeley District 113 - Region 9 for 25 sets of yoga Materials for her elementary school.
$500 Linda Yankovec - Anoka Hennepin District 11 - Region 10 for yoga/mindfulness class at ALC high school
January 2017 mini grant winners:
$750 Courtney Hubred - Randolph Schools - Region 10: Randolph’s Sensory Room Chosen to support a rural school with needs that can be served for a lot of students over several years.
$500 Kris Heine - Lancaster Schools - Region 9: Suicide Prevention Chosen to support an acute mental health crisis in a rural community, following the death of students due to suicide.
June 2016 mini grant winners:
$750 Megan Lagasse, Anoka Hennepin Schools: Sorterberg's Sharing Shelf. Helping children in early childhood with developmental disorders have access to diapers, wipes, special equipment, and special dietary needs.
$500 Sheri Pederson, Willmar Schools: 9th Grade Academy Summer Academy t-shirts for students at higher academic risk, creating a bridge from middle school to high school.January 2016 mini grant winners:
$750 Callie DeVriendt, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth: to fund a project with outcomes aimed at reducing their suspension rate, preventing students from receiving major referrals and increasing prosocial behaviors.
$500 Jamie-Sue Peterson, Parkside Elementary, Buffalo: for the creation of sensory stations for six classrooms, teaching self regulation skills.
**the grants are not available to Affiliate or Student Members. They are intended for licensed school social workers employed in a school setting.
Please direct questions to: Susanne Schroeder, firstname.lastname@example.org