Kennett Education Foundation

The Kennett Education Foundation is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501c(3) community organization​.

Email: kef@kcsd.org  

Phone: (610) 388-0177

Registered Charity: FEIN # 23-3070339

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Programs

EDUCATION GRANTS
 

PROMISING PRACTICES

GRANT

Educator Grant

New programs
in the classroom or
in extracurricular activities

Award

$5,000 Limit

PROVEN
PRACTICES

GRANT

Educator Grant​​

Awarded for expansion and/or sustainment
of existing KCSD programs

Award

$4,000 Limit 

MINIGRANT

Educator Grant

Enhance and support the educational experience

 

 

 

Award

$300 Limit 

 

 

SMART GRANT

Students and Mentors
Applying Resources Together

Student Grant

 Aid our youth in developing great ideas and leadership skills that will benefit our school district

Award

$2,000 Limit 

 
RECENT GRANT RECIPIENTS

$10,000+

BLUE DEMONS
ROBOTICS CLUB

Kennett High School

With a generous support through a $10,000 Promising Practices grant back in the fall of 2011, the KEF helped us lay the foundations for what would become a world-class robotics team here at KHS. From our humble start with 13 students, we have grown to an award-winning team with over 30 members. Over the past eight years, we have involved hundreds of students and given them an engaging, hands-on STEM experience. We have won a district championship, finished in the top tier at Mid-Atlantic Regionals, and qualified for Worlds the past two years. KEF continues to be one of our primary supporters, for which we are very grateful.  


Daniel Folmar
Chairperson Science Department

Kennett High School

$8,000

CARE ROOM

Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center

All 300 students who attend the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center visit and enjoy the CARE Room which is divided into six career-related stations. Students can become a doctor or veterinarian at the hospital station, an architect or construction worker at the building station, a server, chef or cashier at the restaurant/market station and kitchen; a teacher at the classroom station, or a postal worker at the post office, where students can send letters to their teachers and friends. It has been absolutely magical to watch the students engage in meaningful play related to career development.

 

Kourtney Phillips 

Guidance Counselor

Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center

 
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Less than $1,000
SCHOLARSHIPS
$1,000 or More
AWARDS

On an annual basis, Kennett Education Foundation currently funds over thirty-seven scholarships to graduating seniors of Kennett High School (KHS); and three eighth grade music camp awards to students at the Kennett Middle School (KMS). The KHS students receiving the scholarships and awards are chosen from the graduating seniors by the Kennett High School Scholarship Committee that represents all departments in the high school. This autonomous group follows the guidelines established by KEF for each of our scholarship awards. The KMS 8th grade music students receiving the awards are chosen by the KMS music teachers. 

 

Most Scholarships and Awards are made payable to the student and the university upon proof of enrollment and may be used for vocational or technical college, community college or a traditional 4-year college/university. 

 

Applications are available from the Kennett High School guidance counselors.

HONOR A TEACHER OR STAFF (HATS)

GRADUATING SENIOR
SCHOLARSHIP

Kennett High School

My KEF scholarship allowed me to substitute a job my first semester with ten hours a week of doing homework, making friends, and joining clubs. These activities contributed to my successful transition to campus life— an imperative step for a first-generation college student—socially through combating homesickness, educationally through forming efficient study habits and extracurricularly through building a resume. After that formative first year, I had the financial latitude to pursue different on-and off-campus experiences that ultimately helped me secure a dream job of mine just two weeks after graduation.

Diana Carmona

Kennett High School Graduate

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
 
 

Show your appreciation of a teacher, staff member, bus driver, or other members of the Kennett Consolidated School District family. When your request is received we will send the staff member a certificate along with the comments you make about the honoree.


Parent Participation

Parents can honor teachers and staff by filling out the electronic form below. A donation is not required, but will be gratefully accepted and will go towards innovative, KEF supported, classroom programs.  All funds raised through the HATS program support the Education Grants Program. This is a great gift for both the Holidays and Staff Appreciation Week in May.

 

 

 

Student Participation

Students may also honor a teacher or staff member by turning the filled out HATS form to their school's main office. Forms can be downloaded below and are also available at each school.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Questions?  Please contact Susan Woron  

OUTSTANDING TEACHERS
 

In a world where outstanding teachers make such a difference, KEF is very grateful for the dedication of all teachers. 

 

The outstanding teachers in each of the KCSD schools are recommended by their principals. KEF recognizes these outstanding teachers for their dedication to excellence in education.  

Each recipient of the KEF Outstanding Teacher Award receives a $100 cash prize, a bouquet of flowers and is an honored guest at the KEF Annual Spring Dinner. Each recipient's name is also listed on plaques displayed in the District Office and in each school.

OUTSTANDING
TEACHERS