The Franklin Education Foundation has now been around for 20 years!
In 1999, a $100,000 bequeathal and another large gift shortly thereafter, prompted the creation of the Franklin Education Foundation (FEF). A third generous gift arrived within the first few years and the Foundation became an organization that could support innovative and creative activities for the children at Franklin Borough School. The Foundation held its first meeting on August 14, 2002.
The Franklin Education Foundation's purpose is to raise funds and use available resources to provide educational materials and programs to students that would otherwise be unavailable in these difficult economic times. In the past, the Foundation has been able to provide many engaging programs, field trips, and learning materials above and beyond the school budget for Franklin Elementary School students. Each year, the Franklin Education Foundation provides mini-grants to the staff to provide new and innovative programs to the students of Franklin School. Many of those grants are still being implemented to this day! Through these activities, the students at Franklin School can reach beyond the ordinary, to discover the world is a big place filled with opportunities to not only dream of, but achieve.
In addition, the Foundation also offers several scholarships to exceptional Franklin Borough School students each year. We provide a $2000 Mildred Harden Scholarship annually to a high school graduate who matriculated and graduated from the Franklin School district for a post-secondary education. We also provide a $250 Kay Shepard Memorial scholarship annually to a graduating 8th grader who has overcome obstacles but always worked hard, was supportive of others, and flew under the radar.
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