Mike Convis, Drake counselor, established the Drake Scholarship Foundation in 1965 when one $250 scholarship was awarded in memory of Daniel Joseph Vacha. Currently the Foundation awards twenty-one $3,000 scholarships in honor of or in memory of people from the Drake community. Funds are raised each year from investments, direct appeal and fundraisers. The board invites and welcomes the Drake community to contribute to these scholarships.
Drake seniors are encouraged to apply for these scholarships each spring. Awards are given to college or vocational school-bound seniors who meet academic, financial and community involvement criteria established by the board. A committee of school staff selects the recipients.
The Foundation Board of Directors:
Currently twelve parents, staff and community members serve on the DSF board:
Judi Burns, Greg Davison, Tom Fernwood, Rick Franceschini, Marcia Hagen, Scott Hamilton, Cheryll Keast, Lisa Neumaier, Kathie Renick, Kevin Shea, Susan Simmonds, Marcus Yamane
Chuck Alberton, Financial Advisor, Liz Seabury, Principal