Grants For Schools
Every year the AIFS Foundation awards grants to assist schools in developing programs that increase education and international understanding. These grants are in memory of Tony Cook, a former Trustee of the AIFS Foundation. For almost 30 years, Tony Cook served his country as a career officer in the United States Information Agency and dedicated his life to the ideals of fostering international understanding.
The Tony Cook Memorial Grant provides each selected high school with a $1,000 grant. All AYA participating schools are invited to submit an application outlining a program or project of international dimension. Past projects have included the purchase of foreign language tapes, sponsorship of a cultural event during Foreign Language Week, and the purchase of foreign flags. Through the Tony Cook Memorial Grant Program, the AIFS Foundation hopes to demonstrate its dedication to the highest ideals in international education.
Congratulations to the 2012 Tony Cook Grant Winners!
Academy of Information Technology and Engineering - Stamford, CT
Whitney Young Magnet High School – Chicago, IL
Topeka West High School – Topeka, KS
Wildwood Catholic High School – North Wildwood, NJ
Jasper-Troupsburg High School – Jasper, NY
United Local High School – Hanoverton, OH
The King's Academy - Florence, SC
Hannah Pamplico High School – Pamplico, SC
West Florence High School – Florence, SC
Edgar High School – Edgar, WI
I want to thank you and the AIFS Foundation for the Tony Cook Memorial Grant you awarded to us... Your support enables us to continue to provide opportunities for American and international exchange students to form relationships and establish friendships that circle the world.
Linda Swickard, International Club Advisor, Payette High School, Idaho