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Thank you for visiting the Keokuk Community School Foundation website. The Foundation exists as a vehicle of financial support and assistance for the Keokuk Community School District. Check us out and learn about all the great projects that we are involved with. You can be a part of it too!! Consider donating to the Foundation and make a difference. You can also visit us on Facebook.

For the month of February, each time a $2.50 red “My Heart” Reusable Bag is purchased at the Keokuk Hy-Vee, $1 will be donated to the Keokuk Community School Foundation.

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The Keokuk Community School Foundation was proud to award 14 scholarships at the 2020 KHS Senior Awards Night on June 2nd. This foundation, a not-for-profit organization, strives to assist financially in the education of the students in the Keokuk Community School District. It holds the belief that the best way for our children to flourish in the future is to give them the very best education available today. The Keokuk Community School Foundation gratefully acknowledges and sincerely thanks all alumni and donors who support this mission and make awarding these monetary scholarships possible. The scholarship recipients are:

  • Donald Webb Scholarship – $2500 – Brent Merydith and Jensen Broadwell
  • Keokuk Community School Foundation Scholarship – $2500 – Jenna Summers and Rylee Johnson
  • Dr. Karen Wolfmeyer Award – $1000 – Isabelle Vandenberg
  • Evie Hogan Award – $850 – Hannah Brewer
  • Phoenix Award – $2000 – Maggie Martin, Ethan Koehler, Rory Zetterlund
  • David Mathews Scholarship – $8000 – Rodger Bryant
  • Martha Camp Barrows Scholarship – $1425 – Madeline Guy
  • Joan Schleier Art Award – $500 – Olivia Smith
  • Marie Connor Business Award – $500 – Megan Giesler
  • Dr. Bill and Jody Cameron Memorial Scholarship – $2500 – Reade Reiter

Les and Jane Fowler Memorial Teacher Grants

Background: Les and Jane Fowler were active in the Keokuk community for over sixty years in a variety of capacities, always with a focus on education. Les served as a member of the Keokuk School District School Board. Their daughter, Roberta, raised in Keokuk, is a graduate of the University of Iowa. As a middle school teacher for eight years, then a high school teacher for twelve years until her retirement, Roberta taught English in California. Her two daughters are both elementary school teachers. Supporting and nurturing education has been a priority in the Fowler family for generations.

Amount: Eight Grants ~ with a maximum of $500 each. The grants provide funding for the 2020-2021 school year, with the possibility for teachers to apply for additional grants in subsequent school years. 

Application Period: Apply by February 9, 2021.

Description: These grants allow practicing Keokuk public school teachers from kindergarten through twelfth grade to apply for the funding of programs and/or materials designed to encourage and improve students’ success. Teachers should create a plan that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, social/emotional development, and/or skills acquisition. 

Funding must have a direct impact on students’ learning success and growth. Funds can be used to purchase equipment, technology, software, books, flexible seating options, diversity/racism/gender equity materials, teacher training materials, supplies, or any other options that add depth, accessibility, and dimension to lessons. 

The award application centers on a description of previous or ongoing projects teachers have worked on or plans they would like to enact in the future to benefit their students. Applications are judged on innovation, creativity, need, and the potential to positively influence students. 

Documentation and Sharing: Grant recipients need to track and document that the funds are used as intended in alignment with the approved proposal, with receipts, anecdotal evidence, and photos, etc. Teachers are encouraged to share descriptions of their grant projects on their building’s Facebook pages, Twitter, and Instagram to publicize their projects and show the impact on their students. #FowlerTeacherGrants

Selection Process: Successful grant applications will be selected by the Keokuk Community School Foundation Board at the February 12th, 2021 board meeting. All projects submitted within the application window will be considered. Selected proposals will be notified the next day.

Application: Apply online through the Keokuk Community School Foundation link on the Keokuk School District Website. Go to the Mini-Grant page – Use the mini grant application but designate the application to be for the Fowler Teacher Grants.

Questions: Contact Rose Jennings – keokukschoolfoundation@gmail.com


Consider Donating

For more information about setting up a scholarship or donating to a scholarship fund, contact Rose Jennings at  keokukschoolfoundation@gmail.com or KCSF, P.O. Box 431, Keokuk, IA 52632

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