Bucketfilling Schools Scholarships


It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund character development programs. To help, we've launched our Bucketfilling Schools Scholarships. Each calendar year, Bucket Fillers, Inc. will give away four $500 scholarships to schools. These scholarships help make it possible for schools to purchase a bucketfilling presentation with our presenter team and/or bucketfilling books and products for use at their school.

How it Works

Each calendar year from January 1st to March 1st, teachers from across the U.S. and Canada can fill out our scholarship application, detailing their story and a personal statement explaining how receiving a bucketfilling scholarship would impact their school.

Rules and Eligibility

Who is eligible? Nonprofit schools in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply. Applicants must be educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals or classified staff of these institutions, must be at least 18 years old, and employed by the school.

Who is not eligible?

  • Parents
  • Volunteers
  • After-school programs
  • Pre-K groups
  • Homeschool groups
  • Any other individuals who do not meet the eligibilty criteria above

How are award recipients selected? The Bucketfilling Schools Scholarships are managed and administered entirely by Bucket Fillers, Inc. Bucket Fillers, Inc. will evaluate applications and award scholarships based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant's description of their school and its bucketfilling objectives for their school;
  • Benefits to the students, including overall student behaviors, relevance to the school culture, and number of students who may benefit from the scholarship;
  • Proposed use of funds; and
  • Commitment to using scholarship in full by the end of the calendar year, December 31st at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).

If selected to receive a Bucketfilling Schools Scholarship, the applicant must provide verification of all information listed in the application.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted online beginning at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time) on January 1st and close at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on March 1st each calendar year. Only online applications will be considered. Should multiple applications be submitted for a single organization, only the first submitted application will be considered based on the timestamp of that submission.

Once the application is completed online, you will need to click the "Finish" button at the bottom of the application to submit electronically on the internet. Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that was used on your application. Please add info@bucketfillers101.com to your email address book (or friendly senders list) to ensure these messages arrive in your inbox.

No emailed or hard copy paper applications will be accepted. Bucket Fillers, Inc. is not responsible for late, misdirected or incomplete applications or applications not received. All applicant submissions become property of the Bucket Fillers, Inc. and will not be returned. By submitting an application, applicants agree to provide other information and documentation as may be reasonably requested.

Applications will be judged by Bucket Fillers, Inc., whose decisions will be final in all respects. In the event of a tie, the applications will be re-judged based on the criteria. Application information will be verified before scholarship funds will be released. Should application information be incorrect or falsified, the scholarship will be forfeited and given to the next-in-line recipient.

Recipient Notification/Claiming Scholarships

All applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than April 1st each calendar year. Potential recipients will also be notified by U.S. Mail at their application address and must follow instructions to verify their application information and sign a publicity release form. Scholarship funds are released in form of an account credit with Bucket Fillers, Inc. in the name of the applicant's school. In the event a recipient does not utilize funds by December 31st that same calendar year, the scholarship will be forfeited and funds credited back to the Bucketfilling Scholarship Program. Any tax liability is the responsibility of the school.

You may receive a scholarship evaluation following the end of the scholarship period. The evaluation will focus on outputs such as the number of students served and marketing activities. If we require an evaluation from you, we will send an online link with instructions to the contact on your application. There is no need to proactively reach out for the evaluation.

Scholarship Restrictions

No substitutions or transfers permitted. Only one scholarship per lifetime of nonprofit will be awarded. Scholarships can be used to cover presentations costs and fees. In the event the costs and fees are less than the scholarship amount, the balance of the scholarship may be utilized for other product costs such as books, products or other bucketfilling resources sold by Bucket Fillers, Inc. Scholarships may not be used for expenditures outside these terms. Bucket Fillers, Inc. reserves the right to interpret these rules and to make decisions concerning the scholarship, its acceptance and use, in situations not covered by these rules.

Additional Terms

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. By participating, applicants agree: a) to the rules and decisions of Bucket Fillers, Inc., which shall be final in all respects; b) where legal, to the use of their names and/or likeness for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes without written consent or compensation; and c) to release, discharge and hold harmless Bucket Fillers, Inc. and it's employees from damages or claims arising out of their participation in the Bucketfilling Schools Scholarships.

All rights, title and interest, including copyrights of information submitted as part of the application, belong to Bucket Fillers, Inc.. Bucket Fillers, Inc. reserves the right to edit, adjust, modify, abridge, condense, publish, and/or excerpt application information.

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Questions? Email support@bucketfillers101.com