Frequently Asked Questions
ISF supports and celebrates the students and employees of IISD through an array of programs and services, including grants for enriching learning experiences, weekend and school break food bags for students at risk for food insecurity, and college scholarships for seniors and Irving ISD employees.
Yes. ISF ISD is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and does not receive any state or federal funding. One hundred percent of our revenue is generated by grants and donations from individuals, foundations, businesses, civic groups, faith-based groups, and special event proceeds.
All donations to ISF are tax deductible in full or in part.
Please contact us at is[email protected] for further detail or for documentation.
Student Scholarship FAQs
Scholarship applications typically open in late November or December and close in early January. Find out more
Please visit our scholarship page to learn more about this process. Note that you must request fund disbursement at least three weeks prior to the payment due date, otherwise your payment will be late. It is the student’s responsibility to claim scholarships each semester.
You will need an invoice from your school that shows a balance due (we cannot pay from a zero or negative balance), your class schedule, your student and university ID numbers, your GPA (unless you’re a first-semester student), and the payment address for your school.
Scholarship sponsor FAQs
When donors endow an ISF scholarship, the gift is invested and a portion of the earnings is used for the scholarship. The scholarship is available into perpetuity because the principal is not spent.
Yes. A period of up to 4 years past the initial donation is allowable to fund your scholarship.
All scholarship patrons are invited to attend the annual Breakfast with the Stars event each spring, when we recognize our scholarship winners. Your student and her/his parents, if they are available, will join you at your table. In the event you or your student are not able to attend the awards ceremony, we will be delighted to set up a call to tell you about your scholarship recipient, or to forward you information about your student via email.
When you establish the endowed scholarship, you will be asked to specify criteria by which the scholarship recipient is selected. We can assist you in outlining that criteria for the awarding of the scholarship so that it reflects your vision in terms of what you want the scholarship to accomplish.
Grants for EEGs (Employee Enrichment Grants) are due on the 10th of each month. Spark Tank (teaching grants) applications are accepted at any time. Note that review panels for each program do not meet in July. All grant applicants are encouraged to submit applications and proposals at least two months in advance of the registration fee due date or the launch of your program —in other words, two months before you need the money in hand.
Find out more about EEGs
Find out more about Spark Tank