Six District 202 high school juniors will get to experience their personal summer learning adventures thanks to the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence.
The Foundation awarded 2018 Horizon Grants to the six students to help pay for summer learning enrichment experiences that broaden their academic horizons and explore areas of interest.
The students can use the grants for summer workshops, classes, field studies, internships or conferences during the summer before their senior year. Each grant is for up to $1,000.
This is the sixth year that the Foundation for Excellence has awarded these special grants. Sixty- five students applied for grants this year.
“The Foundation for Excellence is very proud of our Horizon Grant program because it helps students realize their dreams for their future,” said Foundation for Excellence Chairperson Matthew Starr.
The 2018 Horizon Grant winners in alphabetical order are:
The Foundation for Excellence is a private fundraising organization that has been supporting District 202 schools, students and staff with grants, scholarships and financial support for special programming since 1983.
Along with scholarships and grants, the Foundation has also supported special District 202 programs including a District Art Gallery, the Great Read community reading program and the 1847 Schoolhouse Restoration.
For more information about the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence or to make a donation, please visit: www.d202foundation.org