Educational Foundation

Support our Future. Support our Students.   

Discover the Follett Educational Foundation (FEF). The world's largest education solutions provider gives back to students. This year, the Follett Educational Foundation will give out $300,000 in scholarships to students of Follett team members. 

Make your tax-deductible donation to the Follett Educational Foundation. Please indicate if you'd like your donation to be applied to the Take the First Step Scholarship. Otherwise, all donations will go toward the General Scholarship Fund.


Donate by check: Follett Educational Foundation, 1340 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050 

Follett Educational Foundation
Contact: Moira Johnson

Annual Scholarship

Each year, FEF awards 150 students of Follett associates their share of $300,000 based on academic achievement and financial need.

Take the First Step Scholarship

The Alison O’Hara memorial scholarship will grant awards to incoming college freshman.

The Jean Srnecz Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships will be issued each year in Jean’s memory.

From The President | Britten Follett

As a fifth-generation family member, I'm proud to be working for Follett and carrying on the legacy of excellence in education that began for my family 148 years ago when my great-great-grandfather founded Follett Corporation. While I was blessed with a great education from Southern Illinois University, I knew there were others who did not have this same opportunity. My first career as a television reporter inspired me to be an author, and eventually to move back home to work in the family business, where I could bring the priceless life lessons of teamwork, friendship, and the importance of lifelong learning to a worthwhile organization. In 2012 when I took on the role as President of the Follett Educational Foundation, I brought my belief that every student should have those same opportunities.  As the cost of higher education continues to increase, the Foundation's mission is more important than ever.

Thanks to our generous donors, golf outing participants, my team of trustees, and our dedicated selection committee, last year the Foundation gave out $300,000 in scholarships to 150 very worthy students.