Attention Graduating Seniors:

To be eligible for scholarships awarded through the Foundation, minimum amount of $1,000, you must fill out the application sent to you through your school email. The application is a Google form, only takes a few minutes to fill out and will be well worth your time.
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Each year, the Foundation sponsors four students to attend the nationally-recognized HOBY conference. Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

Information on how to apply is distributed to sophomore students each year. Students submit their application and a written essay. A selection committee comprised of Forest City high school teachers and the Foundation director review the applications and select four students to attend.

Students can direct any questions to Derek Ziesmer, Forest City High School program sponsor.

My years at HOBY as an ambassador and as a Junior Facilitator both inspired and empowered me to be a leader wherever life takes me. Best of all, I made lasting friendships with people who also seek to change the world! HOBY is the place to find leaders of the future.

- Amanda Post
Every year, the Forest City Education Foundation teams up with Forest City High School to recognize high academic-achieving students. The Academic Banquet is held every spring. Criteria for attendees includes (A student must meet two of these):
Be in the top 7% of class
Have an ITED National Percentile Rank of 85 or higher in Reading Comprehension, Math Total and Science tests
A composite score on the ACT of 27 or higher
A cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher (after a minimum of 2 trimesters at FCHS)
Attendance of 97% or higher
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This program started in 2012-13 school year; since then, over $100,500 has been contributed by FCCSD employees.

This is a payroll deduction program that was set up for Forest City Community School District employees to enroll in. Participants can opt to have their contributions be put towards the "Get On The Bus" scholarship fund, a HOBY sponsorship, or be used to set up their own privately named scholarship.

In the 2020-21 school year, we had 60 staff members participating in the program and over $15,200 was contributed.

This is a FREE program offered 3 times per school year to all students at FCHS to prepare for the ACT test
Upon completing the course, the Foundation will cover the ACT test fee.

It's held on Wednesdays from 2:10-3pm in the High School Auditorium.

This program is designed to help students explore all of their options after high school. After completing the program, students will have a better understanding of the true cost of college/trade school, financial aid options, what to look for in an academic program when considering a career path, how to prepare for college applications, effective essay writing, applying for scholarships, and so much more!

This is a FREE program offered 2 times per school year to Juniors and Seniors at FCHS.

It's held on Wednesdays from 2:10-3pm in the High School Auditorium.

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

The Foundation hosts and assists with several events throughout the year. These events help raise money for our Dreamcatcher fund, which allows us to offer unique programs for students and grow the organization.
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Our mission is to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to Forest City students.
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