Foundation awards grants to Cherokee school programs

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation presented $25,000 in special project grants to the Cherokee County School District during its annual meeting this month.

The non-profit group said the $25,000 package is a substantial increase from last year’s $8,750 total, and is aimed at supporting projects not funded or fully funded by local, state and federal education dollars.

Among the major recipients were: $8,000 to the Credit Connect program, which offers scholarships to high school students at risk of not graduating on time without taking or retaking on-line courses and who lack the money to enroll; and $6,000 to Cherokee Academies for a program that expands learning opportunities at the county’s STEM and Fine Arts academies through software and supply purchases.

The Special Projects Grants are just one of several different such grant programs the CCEF coordinates.