FALLS CITY – Falls City High Seniors that are looking to continue their education upon graduation, may just have some help.
Superintendent Tim Heckenlively announced at the school board meeting this week that the Falls City Education Foundation will offer 30 scholarships to this year’s class, valued at $44,600.
“We’re just real fortunate that we have such an active foundation and active supporters of Falls City High School,” says Heckenlively.
Last year the foundation had 28 scholarships to hand out, but only divvied out 16 because of a small senior class. With a larger class this year, Heckenlively expects the foundation to hand out more scholarships in 2017.
“We’re looking at a larger class of graduates, that are a group of kids that are really seeking continued support for college,” says Heckenlively.
Seniors that plan to attend a two-or-four year college that are in good standing with Falls City Public Schools are eligible for the financial aid from the foundation.
The foundation currently holds over $1.3 million in it’s fund, which is the first time ever the account has exceeded one million dollars.