If a school is doing its job right, students are inspired to pursue knowledge and apply their learning outside of classrooms and beyond school hours.  Our students are certainly inspired, as evidenced by the number of them who have participated in the PTA’s Grant Program over the last year and a half to support their initiative-taking,

In its recently-concluded fourth funding cycle, the PTA received more student activity grant applications than ever before, and selected eight student proposals that received a total of 4,450 TL in financial support,

Students, either individually or as part of a group,  are invited to submit an application for grant funding.  The funding allows students to “dream big” and propose worthwhile projects that might incur expenses that they would not be able to cover themselves.  The application requires students to provide detailed descriptions of their projects, and to explain how the project will benefit the student body or the greater IICS community.  A panel of PTA members reviews the applications and selects those which have the most potential to succeed.

For this funding cycle, the PTA would like to congratulate the following awardees for their successful project proposals:

Lara V. and the Grade 8 team, who will purchase materials to build better dog shelters for the winter months at the Marmara campus.

Philip S., who manages the school’s drone for aerial photography and whose grant will cover the purchase of 2 additional batteries to ensure continuous power supply during school events and students’ training.

Rachel P., who, as part of the Dolphin Squad and with funding from the Booster Club, will purchase sample spirit wear items to generate interest and increase sales in IICS spirit wear.

Joey G., who will purchases supplies for his Coding Ninja Club that will teach primary school students coding and robotics skills.

Elizabeth K., who will purchase supplies that will enable her to create a new Chemistry Club, conducting additional experiments after school.

Elizabeth K. and Annie P., who will purchase supplies for a new Design Activity Club for primary schoolers.

Filippo M., who will pay for expenses associated with the production of a student publication, the Uppercut Magazine.

Asmaa H., who, within her ongoing CAS project that supports ethnic underprivileged children, invited 15 of these families to International Day at IICS to live a positive school experience.

Congratulations to you all! We are looking forward to see your projects come to life.

The PTA would like to encourage all students with great ideas to apply to the PTA Grant Program for the second semester.  Details will be coming soon regarding the next application cycle.