The students of Harlandale ISD are counting on district employees to “Have a heart for HEF.” That is the theme of the annual Harlandale Education Foundation’s Employee Fund Drive which runs now through February 27. During the donation period, workers are encouraged to donate via cash, check or payroll deduction. The total amount raised is then matched dollar-for-dollar by a private donor.
It is thanks to the contributions of employees and the private donor that 2013 graduates will receive a 25% increase in their scholarship amounts compared to last year. Students who do not receive a PELL Grant will get $1,250. Students who do receive a PELL Grant will get $625. All Harlandale ISD graduates who go on to a college, university or technical/trade school are eligible for a scholarship.