Apply now for the Natomas Schools Foundation “NextGen Computer Grant Program,” which will award 15 Chromebooks to help deserving local students further their education.

Applicants must attend schools within NUSD boundaries, be in 5th grade or higher, and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Candidates will be judged on the basis of academic performance and potential, leadership potential, service to others, and a need for a computer to improve or maintain their school performance.

Applications, available below, must be completed and delivered by Nov. 30 to the NUSD Education Center, 1901 Arena Blvd.

Purpose of the “NextGen” program is to give deserving Natomas students the tools they need to be successful in their personal and academic lives. Online learning is a pivotal part of a 21st century education. All Natomas students, including foster and homeless youth, are eligible to apply for  NextGen Chromebooks.

The Natomas Schools Foundation is a nonprofit group organized solely for the purpose of raising funds to benefit local students. Over the past two years, the foundation has awarded $16,000 in cash scholarships to graduating seniors and 33 Chromebooks to students in grades 5 through 12.

An application and more information are available here.

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