Professional Development Grants

The Holmes County Education Foundation provides professional development grants to nonprofits and public sector organizations in our community.

The grant program was designed to help applicants offset the costs of professional seminars, workshops, or programs that are not funded by their respective organizations. (Preference is given to in-state seminars, workshops, or programs.)

The Professional Development Grant program goals are to identify and recognize Holmes County residents who exemplify professionalism in service, to provide opportunities for professional growth activities, and to encourage staff from all public and non-profit organizations to join together to enhance the quality of service in the community. Grant monies are drawn from a pool of funds allocated by the Holmes County Education Foundation Board of Trustees, and upon meeting the requirements laid out in the grant application, applicants are approved on a first-come-first-served basis. Applications are accepted year-round.

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Raymond J. & Louella F. Patterson Scholarship for Teachers

Raymond J. & Louella F. Patterson Scholarship for Teachers

The Raymond J. & Louella F. Patterson Scholarship for Teachers is open to current Holmes County teachers who have at least two years of classroom teaching experience.  This scholarship can be used for study or training in the following areas: Study toward an advanced degree at an accredited college or graduate school; Special courses in specific subjects or technical training in specific areas; or participation in specific teacher training opportunities which enhance their ability to work with students.  Scholarship will be awarded for tuition, fees, and books for any graduate level program that leads to a degree and program fees and expenses for other programs.  The maximum award for any one year will be $1,500.00.  A commitment for two complete years of classroom teaching in the Holmes County school system is required following the training.  Applications are accepted only once per academic year. 

Meeting Room Usage

The mission of the Holmes County Education Foundation is to strengthen our community by helping Holmes County residents pursue further education opportunities

Community Beliefs

Community involvement in the Cary House Historic Renovation project was overwhelming. Well over 600 hours of volunteer efforts were given by church groups, youth groups, and individuals. In addition, financial support came in via Foundation grants, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. This represented a strong interest behind the historic renovation of this grand and important Millersburg residence.

The second floor meeting room is available for groups to meet and seats 20 people. There is no fee to use the meeting room. The room is accessible via stairs or elevator. Submit the form below to request the usage of the meeting room.

By providing an accessible, central, convenient location and essentially giving a national historic landmark back to the community for the promotion of education- indeed for the promotion of the community itself- the Cary House will help to ensure a promising future for Holmes County and its residents.

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Wireless internet is available in the meeting room. 

Please contact the Administrative Assistant for more information.