Eligibility:  Open to all certified employees in Bartlesville public schools.

  • Awarded monthly to enable attendance at seminars, conferences, workshops and other developmental opportunities to enhance instructional and administrative training and management skills development.
  • Application submission deadline: The 15th of the month at least two months prior to an event. No applications are accepted May 15 – July 1.
  • 2016-17 funded grants. The 15 grants awarded total $8,516.
  • Sample Grant Agreement Form (all grant recipients are required to complete a Grant Agreement Form before receiving funds)
  • Sample Grant Reporting Form (all grant recipients are required to complete a Grant Reporting Form after receiving funds)

Criteria: Professional growth can be accomplished using a variety of methods. The school district can provide opportunities for idea exchanges by:

  • Bringing in outside expertise to assist.
  • Hosting summer institutes, when teachers and administrators are free of classroom responsibilities.
  • Supporting our staff in their affiliation with quality national and regional professional organizations and workshops.
  • Training local staff, who in turn train others within the district (highly encouraged).
  • Budget cannot exceed $1,500 per person covered by the grant.
  • If cost is over budget or will be over $1,500 cap, you must agree to find supplemental funding for the difference.

A single instance or combination of these methods can be the basis for a Professional Growth Grant application.

For principals, the purpose would be to further enhance their instructional and managerial leadership skills. This grant would permit principals to hone their skills in specific ways that correspond with identified needs in their area of administrative responsibility – and potentially be an impetus for improved direction for the district.

Grants must be submitted using the online application. Use the form below.

Guidelines Used to Judge Grant Applications

Notification Schedule

Professional Growth Program Application

  • Applicant nameSchool sitePhone numberPosition 
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    *The first name on the application will be the person responsible for returning all receipts to the Foundation. The Foundation accepts and encourages joint applications; however, at times, not all applicants will be funded. Please prioritize applicant names for funding preference.
  • Professional Growth Opportunity:

  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc.
    *Upload brochure only required if you are not able to provide a link to the professional growth opportunity/event website.
  • (Include objectives such as impact on student learning, improvement of instructional skills, in-service instructional plans, and management skills.)
  • Budget

  • Download and fill out district travel form. Download form here

  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc.

  • Details of budget requests:

    • We do not pay for substitute teachers, mileage from Bartlesville to the Tulsa airport, or parking at the airport.
    • We would appreciate if you could get the lowest airfare as possible.
    • Lodging costs are limited to double occupancy room rates.
    • Meal reimbursement is same as for the district, as stated on the Out of District Travel Reimbursement Claim.
    • Lowest airfare and hotels possible
    • Mileage reimbursement will be figured according to current IRS travel reimbursement amount, as listed on the BPS travel reimbursement form.


  • Lodging Cost Details:

    BCF staff will contact supervisor/principal to confirm.
  • RQ

    Please upload a copy of the RQ you plan to submit if the grant is approved.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc.

If you do not receive an email confirmation after you submit your application, it did not go through and you need to contact us.  Thank you.