In 2016, the FHSF awarded (30) scholarships to graduating seniors. Since the fund's inception almost $125,000 has been awarded. Additionally, $250,000 has also been earmarked for the endowment. Scholarships are awarded to students attending technical schools, two-year colleges and four-year universities.
The FHSF holds workshops for parents with representatives from the military, trade unions, two-year and four-year colleges. Workshops offer advice related to choosing a career and assistance in completing financial aid forms and scholarship applications.
FHSF works with the faculties of Fort Hill and Washington Middle Schools to help students:
Share your time and talent to help build a strong fund. We can always use the help.
Contribute to the endowment fund or create a scholarship:
Value Of Education
The average lifetime earnings of a:
High School Graduate is $1.2 million
Associates Degree is $1.6 million
Bachelor's Degree is $2.1 million
The need for scholarships is great!
Rising Cost Of A
Since the mid 1980's, the cost of higher education in the United States has steadily shifted from state funding to individual families. In the past five years (2007-2012) costs have increased 40% - - - the largest increase in any five-year period. College costs are increasing at about twice the rate of inflation. Recent increases have averaged 5% to 8%.
Annual cost of Tuition, Fees, Room & Board for in-state students.
Private College $29,000 $45,000
Four-Year (FSU) $12,800 $18,000
WVU (out of state) $30,400
The cost of tuition and fees (without room and board) at a two-year college was $2,300 in 2006, and today it is:
Many students attending a two-year college plan on transferring to a four-year university to complete their education. Most students cannot afford the expense without substantial financial assistance.
Help support FHSF by donating now. We cannot function without you!