George Merwin Grant
In his will, local outdoor enthusiast George Merwin left a portion of his estate to the Rogers Public Education Foundation with the directive that the money should “provide teacher grants in the area of outdoor education.” Mr. Merwin was passionate about sailing and water safety, and he annually opened his boat dock and its facilities to student groups. He encouraged all people—young and old—to be active outdoor participants.
The Rogers Public Education Foundation (RPEF) promotes and enhances the quality of education in our community by collecting and distributing money for worthwhile academic programs that would not normally be funded through conventional means.
All RPS teachers are encouraged to apply for these local grants!