The West Platte Education Foundation makes scholarships possible for graduating seniors of West Platte High School. At present, all contributions are placed in a single general scholarship fund. However, future plans call for a series of both annual and endowed scholarships underwritten by donors. If you are interested in helping to set up a particular annual or endowed scholarship, please contact the Foundation, the Superintendent, or the High School Principal.
The West Platte Education Foundation awards funds to West Platte teachers for creative and innovative opportunities for their students. Teachers apply for the Fund for Excellence grants, which are reviewed by a committee of Foundation Board members, teachers, and administrators. These grants encourage innovative “outside the box” educational experiences.
These student grants are designed to support West Platte School District students who have demonstrated academic ability and perseverance in their continuing educational pursuits. The grants are open to all grade levels. The grants may be used for offsetting tuition/fees at a large variety of special campus or other learning events. Examples would include camps for music, science, fine arts, geography, etc.
Gifts to S.O.S. (Support our Students) help students who may be from families who struggle financially. The donations are used to purchase appropriate school supplies for these students. The S.O.S. funds are used for students in all grades. The Foundation works closely with the school counselors and district representatives to make sure the funds get distributed to students who need assistance.