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NEW! Highmark Foundation Creating a Healthy School Environment Grants: The Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce the school grant application for the 2015-2016 is now available. The deadline to apply is May 8, 2015. New this year is the way to apply for a school grant. You must apply online. Paper and email applications will not be considered. To request an application, first create an account and follow the instructions for submitting an application. For more information, download the instruction booklet.


NEW! Highmark Foundation Excellence in School Nursing Awards: The Highmark Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2015 Excellence in School Nursing Awards. For many children, school nurses play a vital role in keeping kids healthy while maintaining a strong well-being for academic success. The Highmark Foundation Excellence in School Nursing Awards honors the unsung heroes who exhibit leadership and work tirelessly to keep our children healthy. We are honored to recognize the unsung heroes who are working every day to advance health within our schools. Nominate your favorite school nurse by Friday, April 3, 2015.


Web-based Application for Grant Requests: As of November 14, 2014, the Highmark Foundation has moved to a web-based application for all grant requests. This application replaces paper and email applications. To request a grant, create an account and follow the instructions for submitting a grant request.

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Bullying Prevention

Bullying is a major public health issue. It is a malicious, pervasive behavior that has emotional and physical effects on its victims, ultimately hindering learning and a positive school experience for thousands of children.

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity remains a major public health crisis for the nation and our region.


Schools are powerful places where a child's health, well-being and education are shaped.

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