SHSM Certification: Proposal and Grant Writing2022-09-20T12:46:29-04:00

Proposal and Grant Writing Certification

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Step 1: Resources

Please review each of these resources thoroughly to prepare for the quiz at the end of this page.

Step 2: Questions

Key Rules of Proposal and Grant Writing

1. Keep it clear and simple.

2. Use credible data.

3. Use real life stories.

4. Be specific.

5. Use language the person reviewing the grant will understand.

Watch the Video!

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Step 3: Exercise

This puzzle contains significant hints for the final quiz!

1. A grant proposal should be no more than one p...
2. F... is important when writing a grant proposal.
3. A common mistake is not including a.......... to the grant proposal.

Step 4: Summary

  • Grants provide money for organizations and causes
  • It could be to continue or expand existing projects, or to repair or replace infrastructure
  • A grant proposal is a document written to a particular organization or funding agency with the purpose of persuading the reviewers to provide you with support
  • Be clear, simple, and specific
  • Use an easy-to-read font
  • Be credible and cite specific data
  • Use real life stories
  • Use language the reviewer will understand
  • Length should be appropriate to reader
  • Include all required attachments
  • Goal that is trying to be achieved
  • Name of the project
  • Summary and specific activities being completed
  • Start and end dates (if applicable)
  • How many people and how much they are affected
  • How important is the problem you’re trying to solve to others
  • How effective will your efforts be
  • How you will address any negative impacts
  • What is your budget and how will you use the money

Step 5: Complete the following quiz and your certificate will be sent to your teacher once your submission has been reviewed. Good luck!

Complete Quiz

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Monthly gift card giveaway?2022-07-27T10:59:09-04:00

That’s right!  For every SHSM Certification earned through Flashpoint, you will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card for anywhere you choose!

How do I earn my Red Seal?2022-07-27T10:38:43-04:00

Each SHSM consists of five required components:

  1. Bundle of credits
    A defined bundle of credits consisting of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits, including cooperative education credits
  2. Certification and training experiences
    Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities
    Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  4. Reach ahead experiences
    Learning experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
  5. Sector-partnered experiences
    Experiences in which students engage with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

For more information, check out the Ministry of Education’s website.

Are there scholarships for SHSM students?2022-07-27T10:38:51-04:00

You bet there is!  Many Ontario colleges and universities offer scholarships for students with a SHSM Red Seal on their diploma.

Check the school’s Award section or Google “SHSM Scholarships” to find out which schools offer them.

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