Each school year, the Foundation provides thousands of dollars in grants to teachers and principals in the Peoria Unified School District. Thanks to the Peoria Education Foundation, dozens of teachers receive funds each year to enrich their classrooms with invaluable things to enhance the learning experience such as art, technology, literacy resources and science materials.
The Foundation also provides four different scholarship opportunities for Peoria Unified high school seniors to use for higher education. Through the Against all Odds Scholarship Program, students who have overcome amazing obstacles in their lives receive funds for post-secondary classes. The Community Service Scholarships rewards those deserving seniors who gave more than 60 hours of community service back to our neighborhoods while maintaining high academic standards during their high school career. The Joseph McCord Memorial Scholarship is for seniors who are passionate about history. The Dr. Santarelli Leadership Scholarship is awarded to seniors who demonstrate stellar leadership qualities in their school and community.