Educational Grant Awards
The Foundation For Allen Schools announced today that it will fund 124 grants to Allen ISD teachers and staff for the 2018-19 school year. These grants – which impact every campus and include all subject categories – total $120,000. This is the largest amount funded for one year by the Foundation. The Educational Grant program provides funding for innovative, creative classroom and campus programs and projects. Nearly 200 Allen ISD teachers will be involved in this year’s program and the grants should impact more than 16,000 students.
To date, the Foundation has funded $1,109,200 in educational grants for Allen classrooms. These grants are the direct result of donations from individuals and families, Allen ISD staff and alumni, business sponsorships, corporate partnerships and proceeds from the Allen Eagle Run. Visit our 2018-2019 Educational Grant Awards page to see a complete list of grants awarded.
Community Scholarship Reception
Monday, April 30
Congratulations to the students and thank you to the donors who were part of the 2018 Community Scholarship Reception. Nearly $100,000 in scholarships was presented at the program on April 30. Visit the Scholarships page to learn about the scholarships that were awarded.
Party With A Purpose: Nashville Nights
Y'all want to raise more money for scholarships? You can help by comin' out to our Party With A Purpose this Fall! Come experience live music and dancin', supper with all the fixins', and a Silent and Live Auction. Hold your horses- tickets go on sale July 16th!
Scholarship Spotlight - Kyle Murray Memorial
Kyle Murray was a 3rd grader at Anderson Elementary in Allen ISD who loved going to school, loved art and animals, and was beloved by his family, friends, teachers and community. In 2014 Kyle passed away after a very brave battle with cancer. The Murray family worked with the Foundation For Allen Schools to award memorial donations as scholarships to Allen High School seniors, beginning with the Class of 2015.
With generous donations from two entities, the Murray family has recently established the Kyle Murray Memorial Scholarship Endowment. The endowment was created by a donation of $5,000 from the Howard Hughes Corporation, where Kyle’s mother Elizabeth works, and $5,000 from the Ruth Cheatham Foundation. This combined $10,000 donation has established the scholarship as a permanent endowment; each year going forward the Foundation will award the earnings as a scholarship to a graduating senior who best matches the criteria established by the Murray family.
The Howard Hughes Corporation is a leading real estate developer that owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the country.
The Ruth Cheatham Foundation is a non-profit that works to support cancer patients and their families through education and financial aid. For more information about the Ruth Cheatham Foundation, go to www.ruthcheathamfoundation.org
For photos from the 2018 Scholarship Reception, visit our 2018 Scholarship Awards page.