Funding Opportunities for Scholastic Magazines+

Need help funding your subscription?

We’ve got you covered. Below is a collection of resources about all the great funding opportunities available.

One of the easiest ways to secure funds is to send out one of our funding request letters. They kindly ask for financial support from parents and families, administrators, district officials, or your PTA/PTO.

Download and Send Funding Request Letters to:

Government Grants

There is a wide range of government funding that can be used to purchase Scholastic Classroom Magazines. Whether you need supplements for Social and Emotional Learning, family engagement, ELL or something else entirely, you may be able to use government funds to cover the cost of your subscription.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with federal funding to ensure all students receive a quality education. Our magazines are well-aligned with several Titles in ESSA, including Titles I, II, III and IV, described below.

Scholastic Classroom Magazines’ approach to building literacy and knowledge also meets ESSA’s Tier 2 (Level 4) Evidence-Based requirement, qualifying our magazines for most federal funding. Check out this recent report to learn more about magazines’ impact on education outcomes.


    Part A

    Magazines help all students, including at-risk learners, succeed through our engaging content, age-appropriate materials, differentiated reading levels, a blended learning model and dynamic digital tools such as videos, assessment quizzes and so much more.


    Part B

    Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN)

    As part of your comprehensive literacy program, magazines offer the high-quality, age-appropriate print materials called for by this grant. We also provide ample teacher support materials, including ready-made lesson plans and differentiation strategies.


    Many of our Early Childhood and Elementary magazines provide extra supports for English-language learners (ELLs) —Spanish speakers in particular, a sizeable and growing population across our country. Several magazines offer a complete Spanish translation in print or online, as well as Spanish language videos and activities. Many also provide a take-home letter to engage students’ Spanish-speaking parents and families and extend the magazines’ use at home.


    Part A

    Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG)


    Part B

    21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

    Scholastic Classroom Magazines provide your students with a well-rounded education that reaches across curricula and leverages blended learning models. We take a cross-curricular approach to core subject areas in reading, math, social studies and science, as well as art, health and life skills. Our subscriptions also include a rich set of technology-based resources, including digital supports to differentiate instruction and spark lasting student interest.


    State, Federal and Local grants are also available for targeted programs, such as Head Start for early-childhood interventions, in which a classroom magazine may be a valuable teaching tool. Magazines are versatile supplements for children at all levels—PreK through high school—and are designed to allow educators to make adjustments to meet the needs of students, while engaging their interests with fun and thought-provoking stories, activities and practice.

Family and Community

Parents, families, and community members are an excellent source of additional funding, especially for our affordable classroom subscriptions. A class of 25 first graders, for example, can receive a whole year of Scholastic News magazine for under $150.

Our funding request letters are easy to customize and send home to families. With their donations in hand, ordering a year’s subscription is easy!


Crowdfunding is one of the most popular ways for educators to fund their Scholastic Magazines+ subscriptions. We recommend raising funds directly through Scholastic—there are no fundraising goals to reach and you can spend funds as you earn them!

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Scholastic Inc. is neither affiliated with nor providing an endorsement of any of the referenced resources. Provision of the preceding information should not be construed as a guarantee of funding. You should consult with your appropriate administrator about eligibility and applicability to your particular circumstances for any of the funding opportunities