Our Story

The Okeechobee Education Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the students and staff of Okeechobee County Schools in their vision of Achieving Excellence.

Since 1989 the Okeechobee Education Foundation has had the pleasure of disbursing over $4,000,000 in scholarships to Okeechobee High School graduating seniors and more than $284,000 to teachers via classroom mini grants.


Each year the Okeechobee Education Foundation serves as a conduit for many organizations and businesses to award Okeechobee High School graduating seniors scholarships.

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Classroom Grants

Each year, Okeechobee County School District teachers of students K-12 are eligible to apply for thousands of dollars in classroom mini-grant funds.

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If you would like to be a part of supporting teachers and students in our community, please consider donating to our mission!

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We're involved in a variety of events to benefit Okeechobee Schools and teachers. From talks to charity drives to community service, this is where you can find out what’s going on in our community!

Award Spotlight

Publix Tools for Back to School

The Okeechobee Educational Foundation would like to congratulate Mrs. Jenny Hughes from Okeechobee Freshman Campus, the $600 Publix Tools for Back to School prize winner. Mrs. Hughes plans to use the funds to purchase classroom supplies and incentives for her students to participate in a testing boot camp initiative that will prepare them for state testing days.

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    The Okeechobee Education Foundation believes that collaboration between the schools and the community results in positive outcomes. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please reach out to us!


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    700 SW 2nd Avenue
    Okeechobee, FL 34974
    (863) 462-5000<



    Monday – Friday:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Saturday & Sunday:  CLOSED