Friday, January 16, 2015

Bishop Ward receives $50,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently announced a $50,000 grant to Bishop Ward High School.

This will directly support the Bishop Ward High School alliance with neighboring Donnelly College—allowing students to earn college credit while still in high school.

The recent announcement impacting Bishop Ward came as part of a larger message as Kauffman unveiled a plan to award $2.5 million throughout the Kansas City area to “schools and educational programs.”

President of Bishop Ward High School, Reverend Thomas Schrader, O. Carm. is excited about the opportunities this grant will provide for students.

“By receiving Donnelly Credit during their time at Bishop Ward our students are even more ready for college and future academic excellence. I am so thankful to the Kauffman Foundation for acknowledging and supporting this opportunity for students,” said Schrader.

Since the fall of 2013, Bishop Ward students have had the opportunity to earn up to 24 college credit hours from Donnelly College by taking designated coursework.

Donnelly has substantially decreased the cost per credit hour so that Bishop Ward is able to extend this benefit to students with no additional cost to their families.