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D. 202 HS juniors can broaden horizons with Foundation grants

District 202 high school juniors once again have the chance to broaden their academic horizons with the help of a special grant to help pay for a summer extended learning experience.

The Plainfield Foundation for Excellence will award multiple "Horizon Grants" totaling up to $4,000 to current high school juniors from all four District 202 high schools and Plainfield Academy, the district’s alternative high school. (Actual grant amounts will depend on applications and available revenue, but will not exceed $4,000 total)

Horizon Grant applications are due April 18, 2019. Winners will be announced by May 3, 2019.

The Foundation introduced the Horizon Grants in 2012 as part of its mission to support academic innovation for District 202 students.

Last summer, six high school juniors took part in enriching learning experiences across the country with the help of a Horizon Grant.

“The Foundation for Excellence works hard to find unique ways to help all of our students grow as lifelong learners, and the Horizon Grant does just that,” said Foundation Chairman Matthew Starr.

Since 1983, the Foundation for Excellence has raised and contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to support District 202 students and staff in the form of grants, scholarships and special funding.

The Foundation has also supported special programs including a District Art Gallery, the Great Read community reading program and the 1847 Schoolhouse Restoration.

More information about the Foundation for Excellence and the Horizon Grant is available on the foundation web site at under “Programs.”