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Westonka District #277 Foundation: bringing ideas to life by awarding over $228,000 in grants to programs, retreats, and projects in the Westonka Schools as well as over $497,215 in scholarships. Based on the philosophy that we believe an excellent education provides inspiration for lifelong learning and is the richest heritage we can give our children, Westonka District #277 Foundation is dedicated to its mission of enhancing student opportunities in Westonka Schools.

The Foundation began in 1995 with the purpose of providing funding for learning experiences and projects that did not receive funding from the general school district budget. The Foundation also administers and awards scholarships through designated funds from generous community members and Mound Westonka alumni. 

We have two main funding programs: 1) Community & Classroom Grants - given out in the Fall of each school year, applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be due at the end of September 2024 (exact due date to be announced in late Spring 2024) with decisions being made by the of October 2024; and 2) Scholarships for Graduating Mound Westonka Seniors - given out in the Spring of each school year. Please navigate to the matching section in the page bar to the left if interested in learning more. 

Scholarship Applications (from students) for the 2024-2025 graduating class will be due mid February of 2025--please see the page titled, Graduating MWHS Student Scholarship Application from the dropdown menu at the top of this page for all of the requirements to apply and the application links. Scholarship ecommendations (from teachers/staff/community members) will also be due mid February of 2025 -- the link to the recommendation form can be found here.

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Consider making a donation, see the "Donate" page. 

Apply for a grant or tell your favorite Westonka program or teacher to apply for a grant.