Mars Planet Foundation facilitates the management, selection process and awarding of scholarships. We host the Annual Academic Banquet where we recognize the outstanding Juniors and Seniors of the Mars Area School District
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Mars Planet Foundation helps to provide unique educational opportunities that are not part of the current curriculum. With Teaching Grants students are able to maximize learning initiatives.
As a 501(c)(3), which is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization, Mars Planet Foundation will be able to apply for specific grants and other private and public allocations.
Mars Planet Foundation is governed by a nine-member Board or Directors, including three Mars Area School Board members and six community members.
Mars Planet Foundation Board of Directors will approve all major funding decisions, including all fund-raising and allocation of funds. Terms of office for the Foundation Board president, vice president, treasurer and secretary are for one year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31).
The Foundation Board usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Mars Area School District Administration Office, 545 Route 228, Mars, Pa. 16046. All meetings are listed on the District Calendar.