Michael W. Foster, native Astorian and teacher, founded Astoria High School Scholarship, Inc. in 1976 to give Astoria High graduates assistance for continued education. Mr. Foster graduated from Astoria High School in 1958. He, along with a number of teachers on the board helped make his vision grow. In time, other community members have become involved as well. Most of the non-profit's funding comes from memorials that families set up in honor of a family member. Local businesses and community organizations have established scholarships with AHSSI. The investments of AHSSI total more than $6 million, which is managed by investment companies, foundations, and financial institutions.
founder and visionary
MICHAEL W. FOSTER