The Portage Education Foundation offers a number of scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors at Portage Public Schools. The scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. Nearly all of these scholarships are the result of a generous donation to the Portage Education Foundation, and the application requirements have been established by those donors. Some of these donors are family members of the honoree and have a special connection to the award. Those students who are awarded a scholarship will be notified prior to graduation. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college the awardee is attending. Please supply COMPLETE and detailed information or essays, as required. Application window is usually late fall to mid-February – with exact dates communicated to students and school counseling staff each fall, and throughout the application period.
Each spring the PEF will award 20 mini-grants of up to $250 each, and two pilot projects of up to $2500 each. We engage with teachers to fund classroom mini-grants that “plug small holes” often found by teachers who need an extra piece of equipment, want to explore a new technology with students, or innovate how they teach students.