The inaugural effort of Ashby Legacy Fund is a school-wide scholarship program designed to encourage positive aspirations among students of Ashby Public Schools while promoting the achievement and impact of future generations.

Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program of Ashby Legacy Fund encourages future generations to pursue and achieve a post-secondary education that enables them to realize their unlimited potential and impact within the Ashby community and beyond. All students that graduate from Ashby Public School  having completed at least one-year in the school will be eligible to apply for their potential scholarship balance to be used to pay for their post-secondary education.

How Does It Work

Beginning in the first grade, as students progress through Ashby Public School they will accumulate a scholarship balance. It is our hope (dependent on actual fundraising efforts) that each student’s potential scholarship will increase by $100 in first grade, $200 in second grade, and so on until it increases by $1,200 their senior year. The goal, for example, for a student starting in first grade in 2018 would be to have a scholarship balance of $6,000 to $10,000 by the time they graduate from Ashby High School.  Following their first semester of post-secondary education, Ashby alumni who meet eligibility criteria will be able to apply for funds to pay for related educational expenses up to the amount they have accumulated over their tenure at Ashby Public School.

In addition to financial support for post-secondary education, ALF will promote positive messaging for students and their families about the possibilities of post-secondary education. By promoting post-secondary educational attainment among the Ashby student community and modeling the value and influence of giving back, ALF will further develop future generations of alumnus committed to supporting a thriving Ashby community.

Eligibility Requirements

The Scholarship Program is designed to motivate students from an early age to aspire for bold futures and is intended to be available to all eligible students that graduate from Ashby Public Schools. To encourage students’ achievement, basic expectations have been established that students must meet in order to be eligible to receive a scholarship:

  • Students must graduate from Ashby Public Schools having completed at least one full year in the District
  • Students must complete their first semester of post-secondary education at a 4-year university or 2-4 year college, or accredited vocational program. Students engaged in less traditional post-secondary education may apply for special consideration, with eligibility determined by a committee of the Advisory Board

More information on specific requirements and procedures of Ashby Legacy Fund are distributed to students annually.

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How to Apply

Guidelines and general information for the formal student application process are available.  We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to receive up to date information about our Scholarship Program and other initiatives of Ashby Legacy Fund.

Frequently Asked Questions

Current Students & Recent Graduates

How is the amount my potential scholarship balance grows each year determined?

The amount of each students’ total possible scholarship will increase each year as they matriculate through Ashby Public School.  Students will be able to apply for the total amount of the scholarship after meeting eligibility criteria, including graduation from Ashby Public Schools and attendance in an eligible post-secondary education program.

It is hoped that the amount students’ eligibility will increase will be $100 in first grade, $200 in second grade, and so on until increasing by $1,200 in the 12th grade. The exact amount that the total possible scholarship increases will be determined by the collective fundraising efforts of the community. Students will be informed of the amount their potential scholarship increases each year.

As the program and our supporters grow, we hope to have opportunities for students to participate in trainings and activities that increase their potential scholarship even more!

How can I find out how much I have accrued in for my potential scholarship?

Students will be informed of their potential scholarship balances each school year and can reach out to [email protected] for more information.

I’m an Ashby student and want to help grow my potential scholarship balance. What can I do?

Right now, the best way students can help grow their scholarship is to support and help lead fundraising efforts for the Ashby Legacy Fund! For more information on how you can participate, please email [email protected].

In the future, we hope that the funding will allow for students to earn additional possible scholarship funds through participation in various activities and trainings that further their preparation for post-secondary impact.

Community Members and Alumni

I’m an Ashby alumni and want to pay it back to the community that helped me grow. How can I help?

Our mission is to engage all generations that have grown in Ashby to ensure the prosperity of the community and its future generations. One way to keep involved is to sign up for our newsletter so you can stay up to date on the latest happenings of the Ashby Legacy Fund.

We are also always looking to grow our community of donors who both help to fund the initiatives of the Ashby Legacy Fund as well as serve as role models and inspirations for the impactful generational giving we hope to achieve with this endeavor. Donors of all levels are welcomed and appreciated.

If you have special skills, experiences, or resources you would like to contribute to our effort, please contact us at [email protected]!

What impact has the program had?

The Ashby Legacy Fund is launching in the 2018-2019 school year. We are eager to measure the impact that we, as a collective effort, have on our community. We will be working closely with our partners to document and assess the impact that we have on student engagement, graduation, and post-secondary educational attainment.

We also are excited to look at our success in mobilizing alumni and community member investment in our efforts.

We look forward to sharing our impact as the program continues beyond our launch year.