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 education program offerings by providing funding support beyond the traditional district budget. Funds are raised through the annual awards and fundraising banquet, held each April.
As part of its support for District 49 students and educators, the Falcon Education Foundation provides a scholarship for graduating seniors that continue to an institution of higher education. Scholarships are awarded up to $1000.00 (one thousand dollars) 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 fill out the digital application
by March 1, 2019
. 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 Falcon School District 49. In your high school career, how have you volunteered your time or contributed to your community and what did you learn from it?
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?
7) Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?
8) Submit the other required documents to their counselor. Required documents include a high school transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation.
Students that 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.