2020 Grant Application


The MFE Board is pleased to continue a grant initiative that began in May 2019 – The MFE Maddie Lamson Grant. In 2018, the Board was approached by Bob and Alyson Lamson, the parents of Maddie Lamson, who tragically passed away in a car accident during the fall of her senior year at Medway High School. Maddie grew up in Medway and she loved the community of students, teachers and coaches she interacted with across all of Medway Schools. She was planning to attend Wheaton College to become a high school teacher and coach herself.

Maddie’s parents have partnered with MFE in order to provide funding for an annual grant that will be awarded in Maddie’s name. MFE is seeking grant proposals that would reflect Maddie’s passion for the arts and humanities, English reading skills, and leadership. Maddie was a wonderful student who made a strong impression on her teachers and classmates over the years and across several Medway schools. The MFE Board is excited to help memorialize Maddie’s contributions to our community and her wonderful student spirit and leadership skills through this grant process.

If you are interested in being considered for the Maddie Lamson Grant, please indicate that on the MFE grant application Google Form (link below). If you have questions about the grant application process, please email Brian Gray (bgray_123@yahoo.com) or Sue Olson (sueo@fiveolsons.com). Thank you.

mfe grant application process

May 22, 2020 – This is the original deadline for grant applications during our normal primary grant cycle.

However, given the COVID-19-related school closures this spring, the MFE Board would like to offer additional flexibility to any teacher interested in submitting a grant beyond the normal deadline of May 22nd. We understand that this situation with the school closures is unprecedented and people may need more time to develop and submit a grant proposal. If you do have interest in submitting a proposal past the normal deadline, we ask that you send an email to the following MFE contacts so that we can plan accordingly. Please include an estimate of when you may be able to submit the proposal application.

We would like to see applications sent electronically via Google Forms (see link below) or, if you have trouble using Google Forms, please email Brian Gray and Sue Olson and we can send you the application by email.

Brian Gray, President: bgray_123@yahoo.com

Sue Olson, Vice President: sueo@fiveolsons.com

The preferred method of submission is to share via Google Forms.

The 2020 Medway Foundation for Education Grant Application Google Form can be found here.

If you would like to work on your grant proposal in MS Word and then copy and paste into Google for final submission, you can find the working document here.

June 9, 2020 - The MFE Board meets to determine which proposals should be funded. This date may change based on the schedules of the volunteer board members and the state-mandated social distancing guidelines that could be extended into the summer months.

Awards will be announced shortly after the MFE Board meeting. The board may ask a grant applicant to present additional information or meet with the board members at a future date to discuss their grant proposal and answer additional questions. If this happens, the board reserves the right to delay their final decision on a grant until this process has been completed.

June 30, 2020 - Final reports due for grants awarded in 2019.