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Acorn Fund High School Graduation Bonus Award Application Now Open

Great news for Acorn Fund account holders who graduated high school in 2016, 2017 or 2018 — the application period for Acorn Fund Graduation Bonus Awards, which provide up to $1,000 to eligible Acorn Fund account holders, is open again!


View our 2018 Annual Report!

It was another exciting year for us at the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation. We continued to create more opportunities for more students and young people across Salem.

This annual...


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Karen Washington Brings Experience Rooted in Education and Diversity to New Role on Board of Trustees

As the newest member of the Forman S. Acton Foundation Board of Trustees, Karen Washington knows what it takes to support and uplift a student population. With 40 years of educational and philanthropic expertise, she is bringing a one-of-a-kind perspective to the Foundation and is already looking forward to sharing her unique viewpoint with the board.


Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation Appoints Larry Van Meter as Next President and CEO

The Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation today announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed board member Larry Van Meter as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. Current President and CEO of the Foundation, Kathryn Markovchick, will continue to serve on the Board of Trustees following her retirement.


Acorn Fund Distributions Available For 2019 Spring Semester – Apply By January 4

It may be hard to believe, but 2019 is almost here! For Acorn Fund account holders, that means one important thing is coming up.


Remembering Herb Fithian, the Lifelong Friend who Enabled the Forman S. Acton Foundation to Thrive

Without Herb Fithian, there exists a timeline in which the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation is never created. A timeline in which the Acorn Fund, Forman Scholars, and more aren’t possible.


Past Forman Scholar Michael Warner Set to Release Sci-Fi Novel

By the age of 10, Michael Warner knew he wanted to be an author. After watching all of the Lord of the Rings movies and reading all of the series novels, his aspirations of becoming a published writer were set.


Forman Scholar Evelyn Campbell Accepted as PhD Candidate for Microbiology

Evelyn Campbell has big plans for her future. From receiving her PhD to mentoring young students studying science, Evelyn wants to be an inspiration to the next generation and change the field of science for the better.


Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation Announces Extension of Application Period for Graduation Bonus

The Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation is thrilled to extend the application period for its Graduation Bonus Award, which provides up to $1,000 to eligible Acorn Fund account holders. Students who graduated high school in 2016, 2017 and 2018 are eligible to apply.


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