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Education foundation discusses investments, scholarships

COALPORT — During the hour prior to the scheduled meeting of the Glendale School District Education Foundation Sept. 30, president Rick Holes chaired a meeting of a committee of board members, the community and school district representatives to begin a conversation of offering a scholarship for Glendale seniors interested in any building trade or technical post-high school training.

The group had a dialogue which recognized not only a need for such a grant, but will further examine funding sources, specific criteria and plan a possible future presentation for this non-traditional scholarship for prospective seniors.

A follow-up get-together is planned for Oct. 28 with additional individuals invited to participate — with another possible goal to have a discussion at school with 12th-grade students about career choices, training along with this “Building Futures” Scholarship.

Executive director, Richard W. Snyder II, along with vice president William Morrison have begun the application process for the foundation to participate in the Educational Improve-ment Tax Credit program.

The next step is to meet with the administration and board of the school district to investigate ideas of specific qualified programs for the use of this tax credit money.

Snyder also met recently with an individual expressing interest in endowing funds to the foundation for the establishment of named scholarships for high school seniors.

The board also purchased $600 worth of cards, pins and sticker awards for the National Honor Society.

It will hold a planning meeting with the heads of organizations who spearheaded the recent “Back to School Bash” school supply distribution to fine tune next year’s foundation co-sponsored event scheduled for August 2020.

The next meeting of the Glendale Education Foundation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at Josie’s Restaurant in Coalport.

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