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One way BRIDGE invests the proceeds from donations and fundraisers is by monetarily supporting WCHS's faculty and WCHS/high-school-aged students in the community. BRIDGE provides grants that bring great ideas and plans to life. 

  • Faculty grants fund innovative classroom and out-of-classroom projects that go beyond what a district's departmental budget provides. These  projects provide enriching educational opportunities and experiences to many students across all levels of academic performance.  
  • Student grants can help students prepare for life beyond high school (i.e. tools needed to start a career in the trades, apprentice program fees/college application fees, entrepreneurship,  etc...). 

Funding for all grants are made possible by monetary donations made to BRIDGE, and by the proceeds from our fundraisers (Paint The Path, Fall Spirit wear, Trivia Night).  Types of grants and monetary amounts are allocated during the summer of the upcoming school year. Faculty/staff and students should check this webpage to find what grant(s) is available as well as the application open/close dates and eligibility.  To make a donation, visit our donation page

Eligible Applicants for the 2022-23  School-Year

  • 2022-2023 high school graduate who resides in Washington, IL who will be pursuing a career in the trades (trades include, but not limited to, cosmetology, culinary, and any/all mechanical and construction trade).
  • Grants will be awarded without regard to an applicant’s race, age, creed, gender or national origin.

Available 2022-23 Grants

Trade Grant

Grants will be awarded, until all available funds have been used, in the form of payment towards materials needed to pursue a career in a trade (i.e., tools, uniform, culinary equipment, etc...).  

Applications in paper/pencil format will be available in the WCHS Counseling Office. 

Click here to apply.

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