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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 our 2017 Winners:
Otto-Eldred High School, Duke Center, PA
West Florence High School, Florence, SC
South Florence High School, Florence, SC
Trigg County High School, Cadiz, KY
Cumberland High School, Cumberland, WI
Our Lady of the Elms High School, Akron, OH
Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram, ME
Leslie High School, Leslie, MI
King George High School, King George, VA
Spooner School District, Spooner WI

2016 Winners:
Joplin High School, Joplin, MO
Ubly High School, Ubly, MI
McCluer Senior High School, Florissant, MO
J. M. Atherton High School, Louisville, KY
Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth, WI
Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln, NE
Jasper-Troupsburg Central School, Jasper, NY
South Florence High School, Florence, SC
West Florence High School, Florence, SC
Rossville High School, Rossville, KS

2015 Winners:
Buena High School, AZ
Cameron High School, WI
Corning-Painted Post High School, NY
Darlington High School, SC
Donna North High School, TX
Jasper-Troupsburg Central School, NY
Kenton High School, OH
Marion High School, SC
Mullen Jr./Sr. High School, NE
North Pulaski High School, AZ
Rossville High School, KS
South Florence High School, SC
Tombstone High School, AZ
Ubly High School, MI
West Florence High School, SC

Contact us at

  • Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study
  • Future Leaders Exchange
  • Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange
  • CSIET - Council for Standards on International Educational Travel