This fund was established by a bequest in the will of Annie B. Fritch. Annie was the first teacher to use Phonetics at Parkland School District. She began teaching because she wanted to help young people learn. Annie taught for 43 years and taught grades one through four, sometimes teaching four grades all at one time.
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to female graduates of Parkland School District in Allentown, Pennsylvania, who will be attending a 4-year college or university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to major in elementary education. The scholarship recipients shall be better than average students academically in high school by obtaining a B average or higher, and have a financial need.
No application is needed. This scholarship is awarded by a committee at Parkland High School, with consideration given to all Parkland seniors.