About The School Success Fund

The School Success Fund is an initiative supported by Scholar’s Choice, its employees and customers to help classrooms in need thrive in their communities. 100% of the funds raised at Scholar’s Choice retail stores and online create grants that benefit schools directly in the neighbourhoods where the company works and lives.

Every dollar donated at the store will be matched by Scholar’s Choice up to $15,000! When making a donation in-store, customers can choose the school district it would like to support, connecting them with teachers and projects that will impact their children’s lives. . All donations received at local Scholar’s Choice stores will be granted to local classrooms to enhance learning experiences for local students. Double your impact on a classroom in need in your community. Give to The School Success Fund today!

100% of the donations made in-store or online will go to The Scholar’s Choice School Success Fund at the My Class Needs Foundation. Donations will be used to award micro grants to teacher projects that enhance student learning through innovation and creativity.

Project Funding Timelines

The program involves two funding rounds.

Submission deadline for the first round is 12:00 EST(noon) on November 24, 2017

Only projects submitted before the deadline will be considered for the first round of funding.

Second funding deadline will be in the spring. Exact time will be announced at a later date.

Eligibility Guidelines

(Note: A set of step-by step videos on the application process are available at this link: http://blog.myclassneeds.ca/3-ApplicationGuide )

School Eligibility Guidelines

Schools must be K-12 schools located within the eligible disticts in Scholar's Choice communities (located in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), and must receive majority of their operational funding from public sources to be eligible to participate. This includes Catholic (and other faith-based) schools and independent schools so long as they receive the majority of their operational funding through the public system. First Nations schools funded by the federal government through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada are also eligible.

Eligible Regions and School Districts are (click below to find the districts in your province):

    • London
      • Thames Valley DSB
      • London Catholic DSB
    • Windsor
      • Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB)
      • Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (WECDSB)
    • Kitchener-Waterloo
      • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
      • Waterloo Region District School Board
    • Halton-Peel
      • Halton District School Board
      • Halton District Catholic School Board
      • Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board
      • Dufferin Peel School Board
      • Peel District School Board
    • Barrie
      • Simcoe County District School Board
      • York Region Distrisct School
      • Simcoe Muskoka Cathloic School Board
      • Trillium Lakelands District School Board
    • York
      • York region district school board
      • York catholic district school board
    • Hamilton Wentworth
      • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
      • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
    • Durham
      • Durham District School Board
      • Durham Catholic District School Board
    • Sudbury
      • Sudbury Catholic District School Board
      • Rainbow District School Board
    • Ottawa
      • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO)
      • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est: CECCE
      • OCDSB – Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
      • OCSB – Ottawa Catholic School Board
      • RCDSB – Renfrew County
      • Upper Canada District School Board
    • Toronto
      • Toronto Distirct School Board
      • Toronto Catholic Distirct School Board
    • All School Boards/Districts
    • Moncton
      • Anglophone East School District
      • Francophone Sud School District
    • All School Boards/Districts
    • Calgary
      • Calgary Board of Education
      • Calgary Catholic School district
    • Alberta Central and North
      • Aspen View Public School Division No. 78
      • Black Gold Regional Division No. 18
      • Buffalo Trail PS Regional Division No. 28
      • East Central Alberta CSSR Division No. 16
      • East Central Francophone Education Region No. 3
      • Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7
      • Edmonton School District No. 7
      • Elk Island CS Regional Division No. 41
      • Elk Island PS Regional Division No. 14
      • Evergreen CSR Division No. 2
      • Fort McMurray Public School District No. 2833
      • Fort McMurray RCSSD No. 32
      • Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77
      • Greater North Central Francophone ER No. 2
      • Greater St. Albert RCSSD No. 734
      • Lakeland RCSSD No. 150
      • Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42
      • Lloydminster Public School Division
      • Lloydminster RCSSD No. 89
      • Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10
      • Northern Lights School Division No. 69
      • Parkland School Division No. 70
      • Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7
      • St. Albert Public School District No. 5565
      • St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1
      • St. Thomas Aquinas RCS Regional Division No. 38
      • Sturgeon School Division No. 24


Teacher Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Scholar's Choice School Success Fund initiative and to post a project on MyClassNeeds.ca, a teacher must be:

  • A qualified K-12 educator 
  • A full-time employee (or equivalent) in an eligible school within the eligible school district (Note: teachers in permanent jobshare positions would be eligible, but not teachers in temporary/supply/short-term positions) 
  • Primarily assigned to directly serve students  

Project Eligibility Requirements

  • Preference will be given to projects that focus on Elementary Math
  • A project must clearly identify a potential benefit to student learning 
  • The project must adhere to Provincial/Board/School fundraising policies 
  • Classroom project requests must be submitted by the individual educator who will carry on the project 
  • Projects cannot request cash/cash equivalents or perishable items (including food) 
  • Projects are limited to a maximum of 500 (before shipping, taxes, and fees) 
  • The project cannot be contingent on any additional resources not already committed and confirmed (e.g. if the project request is for a set of coding kits, and the funds raised through My Class Needs are meant to cover portion of the kits, all the other resources required to realize the project, such as a computer to interface with the coding kits must be already committed or available) 
  • Teachers can post one (1) project at a time 
  • For more information on rules, consult the Program Rules and FAQs

Ineligible Suppliers

For this initiative only projects that request items from Scholar's Choice are eligible.

Eligible Resources

Most items available from Scholar's Choice are eligible, provided that they are intended to support Math learning at the Elementary level. 

NOTE: Please consult your board policies on fundraising and purchasing to ensure your request complies with established practices.