Rock County High School Foundation Purpose
The Rock County High School Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, which was incorporated in December of 1986 for the purpose of establishing a vehicle for contributions that would provide new and improved educational opportunities for the benefit of students, teachers, and residents of District 100, Rock County.
Proposed projects for the foundation include, but are not limited to: funding for academic or enrichment scholarships, special projects such as student exchanges, projects which are designed to improve instruction or curriculum and recognition of special accomplishments of staff or students.
Contributions can be made to the foundation as outright contributions — contributions to the general fund, existing funds, or newly designated funds; recognition gifts — cash gifts to honor a special occasion or person; deferred gifts — bequests, trusts or life insurance; or memorial gifts — money donated to honor a deceased friend or relative.
At the present time, a $100.00 contribution can be designated for a specific one-year purpose. A $2,500.00 contribution will perpetuate a $100.00 scholarship. Contributions of less than $100.00 can be made to the general fund or applied to any existing fund and contributions of any amount can be designated for any Rock County student through an Adopt-a-Student certificate.
Over seventy academic scholarships totaling over $30,000.00 were offered through the selection process to the graduating class of 2015.
Six grants totaling $900.00 are available to be used by individuals or groups for activities which are culturally or educationally enriching for students. The Paul H. and Jennie Engler FFA Enrichment Scholarship provides funds to FFA members for extracurricular enrichment activities.
The Adopt-a-Student fund provides an opportunity for every Rock County student to have a scholarship account and allows donors to contribute to scholarship funds for students of their choice. Programs are currently in place to provide scholarship certificates for drawings at the annual Post Prom event, and recognize honor roll students, scholastic letter winners and FFA state farmer recipients.
Mail donations to: Jan Foster, Treasurer, RCHS Foundation, PO Box 326, Bassett, NE 68714