The Frisco Education Foundation has a longstanding history of giving to students and teachers in Frisco ISD. Since 1999, the FEF and its donors have provided more than $8.7 million in scholarships to graduating seniors.
During the first scholarship event in May of 2000, 90 scholarships were awarded in the gym of Collin College to 40 graduating seniors from the only high school, Frisco High School. This year, 829 graduating seniors from 10 high schools were awarded 958
scholarships worth $738,935.
The scholarships were presented at a memorable breakfast celebrating scholarship recipients and their donors. In attendance were FEF and School Board members, lots of “old” Frisco community members including several campus namesakes, and,
of course, scholarship recipients.
Due to the incredible number of recipients and space and time limitations, the event was restructured this year to ensure all students had their time to shine. Nearly 400 of the scholarship recipients were awarded their scholarships in separate events
during athletic or fine arts booster club banquets or PTA/PTO recognition events. Having too many scholarship recipients to fit in one venue is an excellent problem to have!
At the breakfast, donors and students donning their college T-shirts took selfies and grabbed breakfast before taking their seats. Throughout the space, there was laughter, hugs and talk of the future.
Former Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rick Reedy took to the stage to talk a bit about the history of the FEF and how proud he is to live in a community that continues to invest in the future by investing in students.
Students in attendance received several types of scholarships, including:
School organization scholarships
It was truly a fantastic event celebrating students and a community that supports them. As the students left, they received one final parting gift, a yard sign proclaiming that they are an FEF scholarship recipient.
Congratulations to all scholarship recipients and thank you to the community for your continued incredible support. A special thanks goes to the presenting sponsor Texas Health Hospital Frisco.
While the Foundation is the vehicle, it is the community that makes these scholarships possible through their support, generosity and belief in the potential of Frisco ISD students.
Community members interested in donating money or their time in the interest of supporting Frisco ISD through the Frisco Education Foundation are encouraged to contact Director Allison Miller at MillerA@friscoisd.org.