Foundation Executive Director Kate Bell-Keierleber (center) and foundation board members Dana Curry (left) and Kristin Zastoupil (right) presented the check to the Forney ISD Board of Trustees at the October board meeting on Oct. 7. Accepting the donation is Forney ISD Board President Greg Pharris, (second from left) and Forney ISD Superintendent Dr. Justin Terry, (second from right). 📷 Forney ISD.

FORNEY, Texas — The Forney Education Foundation presented a $90,000 grant to Forney Independent School District teachers during last night's Board of Trustees meeting.

The grant was part of the Forney Education Foundation's Education Grant Program. Launched in 2008, the  program has given over $490,000 to classroom teachers for innovative instructional programs and initiatives which will positively impact Forney ISD students, according to the foundation's website.

The foundation also awards a $500 scholarship to every Forney ISD graduating senior and administer the Dual Credit Advantage Plus+ Program.

Between 2004 and 2017, the Forney Education Foundation awarded each graduating senior, who applied and meet the criteria, the $500 scholarship. During this time, the foundation says they have awarded over $2 million in scholarships.

The Dual Credit Advantage Plus+ Program began in 2017 with a partnership between Forney ISD and Dallas County Community College District to award scholarships to dual-credit, CTE, and AP students. In its first year, the foundation awarded over $56,000 to dual-credit students and, to date, the foundation has awarded over $100,000 to dual-credit, CTE, and AP students.