While the Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation’s mission is “To promote the highest quality of education in the Springdale Public Schools by supporting the teaching process, providing additional educational resources, and engaging a broad base of community support,” its focus is twofold in nature.
First SPSEF supports the teaching process by attracting private and philanthropic funds to expand educational programs that fall outside the Springdale Public Schools normal operating budget. In 2012 the Foundation funded $20,000 of classroom and school-wide grants that promote student achievement. In 2013 the Foundation partnered with Tyson Foods Inc., Truity Credit Union, and Cox Communications to provide more than $90,000 in funding for innovative grants that impact classrooms all across the district.
SPSEF also works with donors to create scholarships that will help Springdale students attend college. Since 2012, 75 graduates from Har-Ber and Springdale High Schools were awarded more than $90,000 in Foundation scholarships.
Applying for Foundation Scholarships
The Foundation currently manages 14 separate funds that award scholarships to graduating seniors from the Archer Learning Center, HarBer and Springdale high schools. Click HERE to download the Foundation’s Scholarship Application. All Scholarship Applications are due in your high school counselor’s office no later than March 15th, 2014.