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Frankfort Education Foundation announces scholarship

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com

The Frankfort Education Foundation announced on Wednesday the offering of a $500 summer learning experience scholarship for Community Schools of Frankfort students in grades 7-11.

According to a press release from the foundation, the ANDY (Advocating New Discoveries in You) Exploring Interests Scholarship, which was named in memory of Andy Ehrmann, may be used to pursue a specific academic, arts or career interest through camps, workshops and academic travel.

“Andy, a lifelong learner who could name every tree in the woods, was a self-taught gourmet chef and an avid reader of great literature,” the release states. “Prior to his cancer diagnosis, he taught college English for 20 years and was working on his PhD in Modern American Poetry. He was a great dad, who encouraged his children to love and pursue learning.”

The Frankfort Education Foundation believes that students should be encouraged to pursue their own academic and career interests with vigor. The foundation also believes that opportunities such as academic travel and camps developing arts/academic or career interests can add depth of knowledge in an area of personal interest, foster new interest in personal academic success in school, give a student a new level of confidence, help a student develop long-term personal goals, widen their view of the world and perhaps give them opportunities for future scholarships.

Students and families interested in pursuing this scholarship should research extended learning opportunities such as camps, workshops and travel for growth in the area of interest.

In preparing for this scholarship, an interested student will need to identify timelines for the application process, requirements for admission (such as transcripts or teacher recommendations) and fee schedules. Some families may want to investigate scholarship opportunities available through the camp or organizing agency, that could help offset expenses beyond the scope of The ANDY scholarship.

The ANDY Scholarship Application can be picked up at the counselor’s office and is due by 3 p.m. April 5.

The Frankfort Education Foundation board of directors is comprised of Steve Edwards, Charna Virtue, Laura Mullen, Don Rusk, Matt Beardsley, Ana Hernandez, Joel McKinney, Susie Michael, Karie Cloe, Karen Sutton, Bob Marcum and Ali Mullen.