CEF Scholarships


2022 Application Instructions, Timelines, and Links

Byers Scholarship Photo

CEF Scholarships

Each year, the Foundation proudly awards scholarships to 90+ Carmel High School (IN) seniors. 
These scholarships have been created to help students, of all backgrounds and interests, further their education at either a college, university, or trade school.


CEF scholarships are funded through the generosity of families, organizations, and community donors. Donations to the Foundation fund several scholarships and support the administration of the application and award processes.

Local scholarships

Carmel High School students are encouraged to check the Naviance Scholarship List for other local scholarships- there are many resources available!  

Finding Merit Based Scholarships

Clay PTO 2022 Scholarship honoring caitlin engle kocheiser for former clay middle school students

West Clay PTO 1,000 Scholarship Application (For west clay alumni)

additional resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Deadline for FAFSA application for Indiana students is April 15, 2022.  To be considered for a CEF scholarship that has financial need criteria, applicants will need to include their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) form that has been completed prior to the March 15, 2022 CEF Scholarship application deadline. 

FAFSA Application


Locate the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA confirmation page.

NCAA Eligibility

If you are a student-athlete, please review the NCAA information (see link above). In some instances, student-athletes may not be able to accept a CEF athletic scholarship under NCAA rules.

Establishing new scholarships

CEF is accepting applications for scholarships from individuals, families, or community members.  Scholarships are often established in honor of, or in memory of, someone who has had a significant interest in, or impact on, education.  Information on the process can be downloaded below. Contact foundation@ccs.k12.in.us for more information.