Loren & Dorothy Rasplica Memorial Scholarship

Open toFor 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.

Amount1 scholarship(s) of $2,000 each. (total annual contribution: $2,000)
Award notesOne time award.
Selection criteria
  • Must be a graduating senior with an IEP from either Franklin Pierce, GATES, or Washington High School.
  • The student shall have exhibited hard work to increase academic and social/citizenship skills with an intent to pursue post-secondary education.
  • The recipient may attend a college, university, vocational, or technical school.
Selection process

The Faculty Scholarship Committees of Franklin Pierce, GATES, and Washington High Schools will each submit a finalist to the Learning Support Services Department for final selection of the recipient.


Loren and Dorothy RasplicaLoren 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 fundThe fund is administered by the Franklin Pierce Foundation, a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Washington.
Method of payment
  • Receipt of a completed Scholarship Acceptance Form will hold this scholarship for the student. The scholarship can be held no longer than 16 months after June 30th of the year of graduation from high school.
  • Upon receipt of Proof of Enrollment Form including a student ID number, funds will be released to the institution in the name of the student.
Complete the Scholarship Acceptance Form and Proof of Enrollment Form online at: https://franklinpiercefdn.org/forms-for-recipients/
Fund typePermanently endowed scholarship