|Open to||For district-wide competition|
This endowed scholarship is presented in memory of the parents of William Rasplica, retired Executive Director of Learning Support Services in the Franklin Pierce School District. Additional donations to this scholarship can be made to the Franklin Pierce Foundation.
The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of the Franklin Pierce School District who has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and will be attending a community college, 4-year university, technical college or other post-secondary training opportunity.
|Amount||1 scholarship(s) of $1,000 each. (total annual contribution: $1,000)|
|Award notes||One time award.|
The Faculty Scholarship Committees of Franklin Pierce, GATES, and Washington High Schools will each submit a finalist to the Learning Support Services Department and the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for final selection of the recipient.
Loren and Dorothy Rasplica are the parents of William Rasplica, retired Executive Director of Learning Support Services in the Franklin Pierce Schools. They were both teachers in the public schools in Illinois. Dorothy taught kindergarten and 4th grade. Loren was a band and orchestra teacher at both the middle school and high school levels. Loren and Dorothy possessed a strong commitment to public education and social justice that influenced their three children. In addition to their many years of teaching they advocated with legislators for the rights of the disenfranchised and supported environmental organizations and the League of Women Voters. It is especially appropriate that this scholarship be awarded to a graduating high school student with a disability.
|Administration of the fund||The fund is administered by the Franklin Pierce Foundation, a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Washington.|
|Method of payment|
|Fund type||Permanently endowed scholarship|