CEF Scholarships


Holly Young Scholar
Each year, the Foundation proudly awards scholarships to 100+ 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.


click here for application instructions, timelines, and links

Please contact Jennifer Penix, at jpenix1@ccs.k12.in.us or at 317-844-9961 x2680 for any questions regarding CEF scholarships.

Additional Resources

FAFSA Application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Deadline for FAFSA application for Indiana students is April 2021.


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

We are currently not accepting new Carmel Education Foundation yearly scholarships. If you are interested in establishing an endowed scholarship with a minimum investment of $25,000 (raised within a five year period), please contact foundation@ccs.k12.in.us for more information.