The Falcon Education Foundation exists to provide support and programs to teachers and students. The FEF is a 100% volunteer organization, including District 49 employees and community members. The foundation and its board members are committed to the success of District 49 educational program offerings by providing funding support beyond the traditional district budget. Funds are raised through the annual awards and fundraising event, which takes place each April.
As part of its support for District 49 students and educators, the Falcon Education Foundation provides a scholarship for graduating seniors who continue to an institution of higher education. Scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $5,000 to selected District 49 seniors, depending on availability of funds and the qualified applicant pool. Seniors wishing to apply for a Falcon Education Foundation scholarship are required to submit the digital application
by January 17, 2020 (new, extended deadline)
. The application will ask you for the following information:
1) Your name
2) Your parents' name(s)
3) Your school
4) Your high school GPA.
You'll also be asked to provide answers to the following questions:
5) The Falcon Education Foundation is made up of individuals who volunteer their time to serve School District 49. In your high school career, how have you volunteered your time or contributed to your community and what did you learn?
6) As you grow into adulthood, what problem(s) do you want to solve? What problem(s) occupies your thoughts? How will you start to build the knowledge skills and abilities you’ll need to solve the problem(s)?
7) Please describe in detail why you are deserving of this scholarship.
8) Submit the other required documents to their counselor. Required documents include a high school transcript and two character reference letters.
Students who are participating in the early college program are not eligible for the FEF scholarship.
Falcon Education Foundation scholarships are open to graduating seniors from any District 49 high school who are planning to attend any type of accredited post-secondary schooling.