Twenty school district employees received tuition assistance scholarships from the Bay Education Foundation for the Spring 2009 semester.
Scholarship recipients range from clerical staff and paraprofessionals working on four year degrees to technical administrators seeking computer certifications to teachers completing graduate and specialist degrees.
As a partner in this program, Florida State University- Panama City provides funding to students to purchase books for the classes they attend at those campuses.
To date, the Foundation has committed $100,000 to the Employee Tuition Assistance program. More than 250 employees have benefited from this program.
Bay Education Foundation is a non-profit, direct support organization that benefits Bay District public schools.
An alliance of concerned citizens, business leaders and educators, its mission is to promote excellence in education. Foundation programs are funded through memberships, major gifts, and state and private grants.
Other programs include the Take Stock in Children Leadership Program that provides college scholarships for students who show promise, but lack financial resources; classroom grants for innovative instruction; Awards of Excellence to recognize outstanding commitment to education by mentors, teachers, administrators and support
staff; and academic scholarships and awards to inspire students to reach their educational potential.
For more information about Bay Education Foundation, please contact Beth Deluzain or Janet Kessler at 873-7157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.