The FIRE Foundation is pleased to offer two types of scholarships. Each year, a portion of the Foundation’s budget is earmarked for teacher scholarships and student scholarships (aka: Heart of FIRE Scholarships).
Teacher Scholarships Teachers and/or administrators who wish to participate in continuing education opportunities that support and enrich inclusive teaching/learning practices are encouraged to contact the FIRE Office. In addition to a formal written request that outlines the course or conference content, applicants should explain how the course will aid in creating/strengthening inclusive learning environments. Please include costs associated with training. A committee of FIRE Board members will review the request and respond in a timely fashion. Applicants should make requests at least two months prior to the continuing education date.
The FIRE Foundation awards scholarships annually to students who attend FIRE partner schools (in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph) and who have demonstrated a commitment to the philosophy of inclusive Catholic education. Applications are available from the FIRE Office or through the Principal’s Office of the FIRE Partner school that student attends. The Heart of FIRE Scholarship is awarded in the spring of each year to:
- At least one graduating senior who demonstrates commitment to helping classmates who are diagnosed with special needs through friendship, academic support and peer mentorship. (scholarships vary in amount but are usually at least $500)
- One or more graduating 8th grades who are planning to attend a Catholic high school. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to helping classmates who are diagnosed with special needs through friendship, academic support and peer mentorship. (scholarships vary in amount but are usually at least $500)
The 2018 recipients have already been awarded, check back February 2019 to download the Heart of FIRE Scholarship Application for HS seniors