The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation (RPSF) has received a generous grant of $7,500 from the Price Foundation to support high school students in the Ridgefield School District who would like to attend a technical program, trade school, or community college, and are financially unable to do so according to a press release. This scholarship will fund three high school seniors at $2,500 each.
The RPSF supports Ridgefield High School students planning to continue their education through a variety of scholarship opportunities. To date, RPSF has awarded scholarships to 58 students, totaling $48,500. One of RPSF’s goals is to continue to diversify its scholarship portfolio to provide greater opportunities for more students. The Price Foundation’s gift will not only increase the amount of funds available, but will also add another opportunity for students seeking education opportunities outside traditional four-year institutions. Last year, RPSF launched the Sierra Maldonado Memorial Scholarship, which also funds scholarships for Ridgefield students entering technical and trade school programs.
It is the RPSF’s dedication to non-traditional education opportunities that initially attracted the Price Foundation’s attention. RPSF’s President, Jeff Vigue, states, “We applied for a grant from the Price Foundation because their goals aligned with ours perfectly. We are extremely excited to offer three more scholarships this year because of this new synergistic relationship.”
Information about the scholarship will be posted at www.ridgefieldpsf.org by January 1, 2020, along with the application for interested students.
The Price Foundation is located in Clark County with a mission to improve education, health and historic preservation in Clark and Cowlitz County.
The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit organization, established in 2009. Our mission is to advance programs and activities that support whole student development for which public resources are insufficient or unavailable.
To learn more about the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation or attend an event hosted by the Foundation, please go to www.ridgefieldpsf.org.